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Added Value


United States of America

Nurture a new generation of leaders to promote the sustainable development of Red Hook in South Brooklyn.Added Value Farms is a youth centered urban farming and food justice non profit in Red Hook Brooklyn. We create opportunities for teens to expand their knowledge base develop their leadership skills and positively engage with each other their community and the environment. We operate two urban farms and a community composting program in partnership with other local organizations and city agencies. The Red Hook Community Farm (2.75 acres) focuses on education and production while the NYCHA farm (1 acre) focuses on community engagement. Our programs include a teen farm apprenticeship a weekly farm stand a CSA and a school workshop program. We strive to transform vacant lands into vibrant urban farms improve access to healthy affordable produce and nurture a new generation of green leaders.Formerly a concrete baseball field Red Hook Community Farm was established in 2001 and is now a thriving 2.75 acre production and compost site that supplies our Farmers Market and CSA. Two feet of rich compost nourishes a variety of crops which in turn create a diverse environment for microorganisms insects and other animals. We grow all our produce organically and employ sustainable farming practices. Last year we grew over 20000 pounds of produce! Accessibility the compost area farmers market site community tent and central farm path are wheelchair accessible. There is a port o potty on site which is not accessible. Accessible bathrooms are available at Ikea across the street.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

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Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring


United States of America

When eighteen year olds age out of foster care sixty six percent of them have not finished high school. Twenty five percent will become homeless at some point in their lives. AFC Mentoring is one of the only programs that exclusively serves adopted and foster youth and is among the few that seek to match these youths with adults who have shared experiences when possible. AFC accomplishes its mission through three programs AFCMentors a one to one mentoring program which matches adult volunteer mentors with youth in care TeamAFC a group mentoring initiative that gives youth in care a sense of community consistency and positive interaction with adults and youth and AFCInterns an internship program that allows youth in care to gain professional skills and encourages personal growth and goal setting. AFC Mentoring serves youth ages 7 to 22 who have personal experiences in foster care adoption kinship or residential care and who are from the Greater Boston area.

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Alternatives for Communities and Environment


United States of America

Alternatives for Communities and Environment (ACE) is an environmental justice center working to build power in communities of color and low income communities to combat environmental injustice. ACE is now the leading environmental justice organization in Massachusetts.

Administrative & support services

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Biodiversity Conservation Center


Russian Federation

Restore and protect the pristine nature allover Northern Eurasia by providing methodological and consultative assistance to conservation initiatives green activists staff of nature reserves national parks and other protected natural areas.

Administrative & support services

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Bronx Green-Up


United States of America

Bronx Green Up the community gardening outreach program of The New York Botanical Garden provides horticulture education training and technical assistance to Bronx residents community gardeners urban farmers local schools and community organizations. The program is the visible presence of the Botanical Garden beyond the Garden's gates inspiring NYC residents to get involved in improving their communities through greening projects.

Real estate, design & building

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Brotherhood Sister Sol


United States of America

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol provides comprehensive holistic and long term support services to youth by focusing on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement sexual responsibility sexism and misogyny political education and social justice Pan African and Latino history and global awareness.

Administrative & support services

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Building Educated Leaders for Life


United States of America

BELL exists to dramatically increase the academic achievements self esteem and life opportunities of children living in low income urban communities. BELL s after school and summer programs feature Tutoring in literacy and math with research based and multicultural curricula. Mentoring from positive adult role models to build self esteem and respect for others. Staff of committed certified teachers and trained college age tutors. Small group instruction. Experiential learning through guest speakers field trips and service projects. Support for parents to engage as advocates and facilitators of their childrens education. Rigorous evaluation for demonstrating results and continually improving program. BELL currently educates more than 8000 scholars in 40 public school sites throughout Boston New York City Baltimore and Washington D.C. BELL pursues the goal that one hundred percent of their scholars achieve academic and social proficiency in their formative elementary school years. BELL scholars will graduate from high school pursue higher education and attain meaningful career paths.

Education

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Canadian Centre for Political Leadership


Canada

Women in Canada fill only twenty percent of federal seats and fewer than eighteen percent of provincial seats. The Canadian Centre for Political Leadership (CCPL) provides women racial minorities and aboriginal peoples in pursuit of public office with non partisan training that will assist them in mounting successful campaigns and ultimately increase their representation in Canadian politics. The Centre works to overcome barriers that office seekers face in the party nomination process namely the lack of financial resources and access to political networks. As the first permanent centre of its kind the CCPL provides a forum in which strategies for the benefit of female visible minority and Aboriginal public office seekers can be developed and shared.

Human health & social work

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Center for Economic and Social Rights


United States of America

The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) works to promote social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity justice and sometimes life the Center seeks to uphold the universal human rights of every human being to education health food water housing work and other economic social and cultural rights essential to human dignity. El Centro por los Derechos Economicos y Sociales (CESR) intenta promover la justicia social a traves de los derechos humanos. En un mundo donde la pobreza y la desigualdad priva a comunidades enteras de dignidad justicia y a veces la vida buscamos defender el derecho universal de cada ser humano a la educacion la salud la alimentacion el agua la vivienda el trabajo y a otros derechos economicos sociales y culturales basicos para la dignidad humana.

Human health & social work

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Center for Insurance Research


United States of America

The Center for Insurance Research is a leading consumers' insurance group that advocates and litigates for insurance consumers nationally. Initially CIR sought to address the home and auto insurance crisis around the country by pushing the group buying of auto and home insurance as a way to help organize consumers leverage their buying power challenge redlining and force better premiums services and reforms from insurers. CIR also challenges unfair insurer practices mergers and demutualizations (mutual company conversions to stock form) and has published studies exposing the ineffectiveness of many state insurance regulatory agencies. Finally CIR examines and advances the role insurance can play in incentivizing challenges to climate change and in better incentivizing safety in homes autos and the workplace where millions of people are injured annually.

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Children of Promise


United States of America

Chilldren of Promise provides a future for the children under its care. It makes education nutrition health and spiritual training priorities. In this way it helps children to better their lives enjoy health and vitality and establish an eternal relationship with God through salvation.

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Citizen Schools


United States of America

Citizen Schools partners with public middle schools in low income communities to provide an expanded learning day rich with new opportunities.

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City on a Hill Charter School


City on a Hill graduates responsible resourceful and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community culture and commerce and to compete in the 21st century. We do so by emphasizing academic achievement citizenship teacher leadership and public accountability.We strive to maintain high academic standards and ensure results. We acknowledge our students competition and seek to find additional resources to prepare our students to compete.We prepare our students to exercise their rights and responsibilities as democratic citizens by emphasizing their responsibility to question to act and to avoid complacency. Examples of citizenship education at CoaH include ninth grade civics class regular school wide Town Meeting featuring student led debate and City Project the capstone course focused on public policy.

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City Year


An Action Tank for national service City Year seeks to demonstrate improve and promote the concept of national service as a means of building a stronger democracy. City Year unites a diverse group of young adults ages 17 to 24 for a demanding year of full time community service leadership development and civic engagement. In 1993 The Clinton Administration used City Year as a model for its Americorps program and in 1994 The Timberland Company and Digital became national founding sponsors of City Year s national corps in a tremendous act of corporate leadership. City Year's vision is that one day the most commonly asked question of an 18 year old will be Where are you going to do your service year?

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Cordillera Ecological Center


United States of America

PINE TREE creates local solutions for global environment problems. PINE TREE is globally multi awarded a non profit group in La Trinidad Benguet Philippines. It develops and implements sustainable biodiversity conservation safe livelihood practices such as agroecology and indigenous peoples rights. It also conducts research and implements educational activities through training. It was founded by Michael A. Bengwayan in 2000. PINE TREE s goal is to promote conservation and environmental justice for the rural poor by providing education and livelihood environmental enterprises like organic agriculture agroforestry and alternative energy to lessen peoples dependence on forests. PINE TREE is also strongly promoting and supporting seedbanking and anti biopiracy activities with the help of United Nations Development Programme and World Bank The initial funds of PINE TREE were provided by the New York City based Echoing Green Foundation (www.echoinggreen.org) an international institution advocating social entrepreneurship worldwide when it chose Michael A. Bengwayan a European Union ASEAN and Ford Foundation Ph.D. Fellow (http//www.echoinggreen.org/fellows/michael bengwayan) as one of its Social Entrepreneur Fellow winners in 2001. Michael is the only Filipino to be selected as Echoing Green Foundation Fellow so far. For winning a Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship he was awarded $US 60000. To date PINE TREE has won a United Nations Development Program Global Environment Facility (UNDP GEF) Ecology Award in 2004 the Toyota Foundation 2007 Environmental Award the World Bank 2007 Development Marketplace Environment Award and the 2008 Ford Motors Ecological Award

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Cultural Survival Enterprises


United States of America

Cultural Survival (founded 1972) is a nonprofit group based in Cambridge Massachusetts USA which is dedicated to defending the human rights of indigenous peoples. Their stated mandate is to promote the rights voices and visions of indigenous people. For 37 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities to protect their lands languages and cultures. Through its programs and campaigns Cultural Survival helps them get the knowledge advocacy tools and strategic partnerships they need to protect their rights. When their governments do not respond Cultural Survival partners with them to bring their cases to international commissions and courts and they involve the public and policy makers in advocating for their rights. Cultural Survival offers the most comprehensive source of information on indigenous peoples including the award winning magazine the Cultural Survival Quarterly which has been published for more than 30 years.

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DIA Foundation


Hungary

DIA also played an active role in the writing of the National Strategy of Global and Citizenship Education in 2009 2010 and in the preparations of the government for the EU Presidency of Hungary focusing on Active Citizenship and the European Year of Volunteering in 2011.We believe that modern and thriving democracies rely on the active participation of well informed citizens. Therefore our mission is to promote youth service on a national and international level.Founded by Roger Landrum and Richard Harrill DIA started its activities in 1999 in Hungary with the goal of making youth service well understood and widespread both within and outside the school system.

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Disability Rights International


United States of America

Eric Rosenthal Founder and Executive Director of Disability Rights International was appointed to the Robert F. Drinan Chair in Human Rights at the Georgetown University Law Center for the 2015 2016 academic year. As the Drinan Chair holder Rosenthal will teach a course during the fall semester of 2015 focused on international human rights advocacy for children and adults with disabilities.

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DreamYard


United States of America

DreamYard programs develop artistic voice nurture young peoples desire to make change and cultivate the skills necessary to reach positive goals. We believe that young people in the Bronx need a continuous set of supports to help them towards positive outcomes as they navigate their educational pathway. We have every expectation that through offering sustained and meaningful supports our youth will develop the necessary tools to become creative and engaged citizens life long learners and the leaders and innovators of the 21st century.

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Education as a Vaccine Against AIDS


United States of America

Education as a Vaccine is a non profit organization created in 2000 to improve the health and development of children and young people. EVA envisions a Nigeria where children and young people reach their full potentials and works to build and implement innovative and sustainable mechanism for improved quality of life for vulnerable children and young people.

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EGG-energy


EGG energy is a for profit company with a social mission to improve low income and off grid customers quality of life by offering a convenient safe clean and affordable energy source. The rechargable battery solution has been called the Netflix of batteries.

Energy

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Ella Baker Center For Human Rights


United States of America

Ella Baker Center is named for an unsung civil rights hero who inspired and guided emerging leaders. They build on her legacy by giving people opportunities and skills to work together to strengthen the communities so that all of the people may thrive.

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Equal Opportunity Schools


United States of America

Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) is an early stage education reform non profit that changes lives and narrows the achievement gap by collaborating with principals to address an inequity in our schools under enrollment in the best academic programs especially by students who are Latino African American or low income. EOS identifies these missing students who have shown they can succeed at the highest academic levels within their schools and works with schools to transition them into the best college bound classes.

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Free At Last


United States of America

To treat the most marginalized disadvantaged and hard to reach substance abusers ideally the service provider needs to be accessible and located within the community. In a small closed community like East Palo Alto people are more open to treatment when the role models are people with whom they identify. Free at Last provides community based culturally appropriate prevention intervention bilingual outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment services for adults intervention services for at risk youth and transitional housing and aftercare for alumni. The organization s primary goals are to break the cycle of addiction and rebuild families provide alternatives to incarceration prevent the spread of AIDS foster education and economic self sufficiency and contribute to the health and safety of the community.

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International Bridges to Justice


Switzerland

Since 2000 International Bridges to Justice has been developing and expanding its tools to support defenders of justice and human rights worldwide. Our global programming is designed to reach the largest number of human rights and criminal justice defenders possible. We offer a wide range of training manuals country assessment and scorecard tools and other resources all accessible to lawyers everywhere through IBJ s e learning program. Through this online platform we are able to provide essential legal information on due process rights enabling those accused of crimes to report violations of their human rights at any stage from arrest to trial. Our Criminal Defense Wiki brings case law codes treaties and other resources to lawyers in developing countries throughout the world and has been accessed by millions. We also support our JusticeMakers online network through which we select defender activists and provide them with seed grants as well as a support network empowering them to undertake projects such as rights awareness campaigns multi stakeholder dialogues and defense bar trainings. To date IBJ s JusticeMakers have included individuals from 37 countries including Colombia Pakistan Indonesia and Afghanistan. In addition to this global programming at present we maintain permanent programs in seven countries. Through these country programs we have been able to train police and prosecutors empower defense lawyers and genuinely change the manner in which criminal justice systems operate. WHAT WE DO

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Leadership, Education & Athletics in Partnership


United States of America

LEAP operates a year round academic and social enrichment program in Connecticut's high poverty communities. College student Senior Counselors and high school student Junior Counselors are paired together to work as a team with a group of 8 10 children of the same age and sex. Children read and are read to every day and receive intensive homework help after school. During the summer LEAP's Senior Counselors move into donated apartments in their children's neighborhoods in order to build strong bonds with children and their families. Through the years LEAP has also become a leader in the field of integrating education and technology through the development of community technology centers. LCLCs (LEAP Computer Learning Center) serve as a resource for LEAP children that they access for one hour a week during the academic year and two hours during the summer. They also serve as community technology centers where parents and other community members can gain access.

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Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights


United States of America

The CMDPDH has consultative status with the Organization of American States and the Organization of the United Nations. He is a member of the International Federation of Human Rights. It is part of several networks such as the Coalition for the International Criminal Court the National Citizen Observatory of Feminicide the Citizen Observatory of the Justice System the International Network for Economic Social and Cultural Rights and the International Coalition of Organizations for Rights Human in the Americas. Contribute to the consolidation of a democratic State based on a culture of respect protection and guarantee of human rights from an integral and multidisciplinary perspective that promotes structural changes. We are a civil organization with national and international recognition innovative and with extensive experience in the promotion and effective defense of human rights. The CMDPDH carries out its vision through the dissemination and integral defense of human rights in Mexico for which it has the following strategic areas advocacy promotion research integral defense. The program was designed to train Mexican attorneys and human rights advocates how to bring cases in the Inter American System on Human rights. Cases are brought with various NGOs workshops and trainings are held around the country and a manual was created. Human rights practice has evolved significantly over the last 15 years and today Mexican NGOs rotuinely bring cases to the Inter American Commission so that a separate program or organization ceased to be necessary.

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Mexico Environmental Law Foundation


United States of America

The Law Center's effective legal advocacy and representation on environmental and environmental justice issues protect New Mexico's communities and cultures and ensure clean air land and water for all. The New Mexico Environmental Law Center's mission is to protect New Mexico's natural environment and achieve environmental justice for New Mexico's communities through legal representation policy advocacy and public education.

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Nalamdana


India

Nalamdana means Are you Well? in Tamil and is also the name of the dynamic group of people who banded together to create this organization. The core group at Nalamdana are from diverse backgrounds but came together because of a common passion for theatre innovative communication and use of entertainment education to reach under privileged communities in Tamilnadu. They believe that such participatory communication techniques make complex health and social messages easily understood. Nalamdana's mission is to use creative innovative and entertaining behavior change methods with community participation to enable target audiences to make better informed decisions about their own health and that of their family s.

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National Police Family Violence Prevention Project


Police officers are subjected to daily atrocities that not surprisingly often take a gradual toll on their psychological condition. In many cases the pathology of the profession is manifested in acts of violence perpetrated by the officer in his or her personal life. Limited current studies indicate that forty percent of police officers are physically attacking their spouses. The National Police Family Violence Prevention Project is a nonprofit whose mission is to promote optimum health and safety for police families with the primary goals of preventing officer involved domestic violence and related homicide and suicide as well as improving the quality of life of every police family. The organization builds public awareness develops training for police cadets families frontline supervisors and management personnel and assists in the creation of policies and protocol to optimize early intervention strategies and protective procedures for at risk officers and victims.

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Pegasus Legal Services for Children


United States of America

In 1993 New Mexico still had two institutions that housed persons with developmental disabilities. Through the New Mexico Protection and Advocacy System Ms. Ford worked to ensure that individuals moving from institutions to homes had the services they needed. Community supports for individuals whose disabilities included challenging behaviors were often lacking. During the last two years of her project Ms. Ford wanted to address this problem at the front end and focused on advocating for children with challenging behaviors working to ensure that they had the support they needed to stay in the school setting. The project relied on individual representation to positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities as well as building community support for policy changes that would maximize services available for persons with disabilities especially students with challenging behaviors.

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Public Allies


Public Allies is a national leadership training program that identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and prepares them for careers committed to community and social change.

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Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project


United States of America

REEP is a youth led community organizing program. We build youth power for environmental justice in Roxbury Dorchester and across the City of Boston.

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Tala


United States of America

3 billion people are financially underserved. Tala uses alternative data to prove their potential.

Financial & Insurance activites

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Teach For America


As we approach our 25th Anniversary Teach For America is pursuing an evolved strategic direction that is rooted in the belief that providing all kids with an excellent education is possible within our lifetime. Reaching this new milestone will let us know that the broad national movement for equity and excellence has succeeded 95% of children living in low income communities will graduate from high school prepared for success in college and career. Why not 100%? For some children growing up with profound learning differences or in extremely exceptional circumstances college is not the appropriate proxy for success. 100% of children deserve an excellent education that meets their individual needs.

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The Refugee Project


The Refugee Project was developed through Lutheran Family and Community Services.Our Mission is to come along side refugees who have displaced from their country and share the gospel while equipping and training them to lead meaningful and productive lives in America.Initiate a comprehensive faith based response to September 11th by providing mental health medical and financial assistance to New Yorkers affected by the tragedy.

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Utah Health and Human Rights Project


United States of America

Utah Health and Human Rights (UHHR) was founded in 2003 by Cynthia Willard M.D. in response to a limited understanding among medical service providers about the needs of torture survivors in Utah specifically how to recognize assess and care for survivors of torture within refugee immigrant and asylum seeker communities. UHHR s Medical Director Mara Rabin M.D. helped Dr. Willard keep UHHR open and running when she moved to California in 2004. UHHR s services have significantly grown since that time. Our mission is to promote the health and well being of the world s torture survivors. UHHR s innovative evidence based and holistic services promote health dignity and self sufficiency and are guided by profound respect for the dignity and resiliency of our clients. Our services are driven by our clients needs and include individual and group therapy psychiatry clinics intensive case management medical advocacy mind body skills groups wellness groups art therapy wilderness experiences massage occupational therapy and wrap around services for asylum seekers.

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WHONET


United States of America

Build and support the community needed for tracking microbial populations worldwide and to provide the information base required for effective containment and control.WHONET is co founded by Drs. O'Brien and Stelling. Drs. O Brien and Stelling co direct the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance which is charged with developing infrastructure and tools to advance the initiative of global surveillance of antibiotic resistance. WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance established in 1985 consists of Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The last few years have seen development and worldwide deployment of a new version of our database software now WHONET 2018 A wider application of our data capture and conversion utility (BacLink) to extract data from hospital laboratory reporting systems and new web based tools for public health reporting to the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network and to state health departments. WHONET and SaTScan are now being applied to detection of national outbreaks in a large Latin American country and of hospital outbreaks in a 45 hospital network in the U.S..

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