In the aftermath of a disaster, chaos and confusion reign. The familiar landscapes and routines of daily life are often altered beyond recognition, leaving victims with no idea what to do next or where to turn for help. This is the world that disaster relief teams and early responders are trained to inhabit. This is the world of Team Rubicon.
Sometimes it’s the numbers that tell the most powerful story. That’s certainly true at this seminal moment in the history of the nonprofit Kiva organization. A pioneer in crowdfunding, Kiva was founded in 2005 to connect non-traditional lenders and borrowers in ways that would empower both to change the world.
This is how you change the world. Brick by brick. Project by project. One practical, purposeful step after another. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization, Comité Salvadoreño El Piche, has a long history of successfully implementing humanitarian projects in impoverished areas of El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras. That experience and expertise has laid the groundwork for one of their most ambitious efforts to date – the building of a state-of-the-art K-12 educational center for children from more than a dozen villages in rural El Salvador struggling to rise above chronic poverty, gang violence and devastating natural disasters.Read more
Sometimes a name says it all. The nonprofit organization, Malaria No More, is engaged in an audacious collaborative effort to annihilate one of the wiliest and deadliest diseases on the planet. For thousands of years, malaria has decimated populations and caused immeasurable individual suffering. A global killer, the disease is so widespread and so adaptive that efforts to eradicate it have always seemed hopelessly futile.Read more
Dress for Success has built a global anti-poverty movement around the seemingly superficial, ultimately transformative act of changing what a woman sees when she looks in the mirror. At the heart of the organization’s singularly focused mission is a radically simple idea: The right clothes at the right time can forever alter the trajectory of a woman’s life.
A shot at a brighter future for Southern California youth – that’s the goal of the SCGA Junior program. From introducing rambunctious kindergartners to the joys of swinging a golf club, to providing aspiring young champions with affordable access to local links, to awarding striving students with generous scholarships for higher education, SCGA Junior is helping local youth get and keep their lives on course.Read more