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Stand for Trees - Homepage. Individual Volunteers. Individual Volunteers Mentor One positive adult relationship is sometimes the missing link for at-risk youth to become successful. Mentoring is an opportunity for you to develop a long-term, one-on-one relationship with a youth who is in need of a role model, friend and caring adult. Open up new worlds for a young person by taking him/her to a baseball game or museum, helping to write a poem or knit a hat, or taking him/her fishing for the first time. You might encourage your mentee to aim for college, introduce the world of work, or listen to his/her dreams, hopes, and fears.

Minimum age for a mentor is 21. Mentors are matched with youth ages 7+ based on common interests, compatibility, geographic proximity, and youth needs. Click here to read an article written by a mentor and mentee about their experiences. Tutor Youth at CV struggle academically and many have fallen far behind their peers in school. Classroom Aid Visiting Host Career Zone In-Kind Donation Committee (“The In-Kinders”) No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. Femsplain. Untitled. Impact Investing for Social Good | Ours To Own. At last. Investing that makes sense — for me and my community. How the Ours to Own Initiative works Learn more about how the initiative works here There are so many ways to create real value in your community. Investing is one of them. Join a movement of people investing in the cities they love and earning real returns. Sign up with Facebook What’s wrong with old school investing?

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Programs are currently being implemented in the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines. Share Your Story With Us - AdoptUSKids. Victories - Alliance for Quality Education of New York. MillionTrees NYC - Event Registration. Bay Area Project | Not For Sale. CHIPS. KATERVA | Accelerating the Future. Workshops | Citizens Committee For New York City. Home | The Representation Project. ROWW: Home. MUST READ: 20 things the poor do every day. 5. Work longer and harder than most of us. While it’s popular to think people are poor because they’re lazy (which seems to be the whole point of Ramsey’s post), the poor actually work longer and harder than the rest of us.

More than 80 percent of impoverished children have at least one parent who works; 60 percent have at least one parent who works full-time. Overall, the poor work longer hours than the so-called “job creators.” (Source: Poverty and Learning, April 2008) Probably my second biggest beef with the poor hating TeaPublicans. 9. My Biggest beef with TeaPublicans. 18. I went off on a coworker about this last week.

Please read the rest of it and send people the link. And thank you. The Lower Eastside Girls Club. Feed Your Mind Music | Citizens Committee For New York City. Faith Community | Covenant House. Program Details Faith Community offers a unique yearlong opportunity for college graduates to serve homeless youth full time at Covenant House, live with other program volunteers, and share in daily prayer and reflection. Participants serve for 12 months at a Covenant House located in one of our four fantastic cities: New York, NY; Atlantic City, NJ; Anchorage, AK; and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Most volunteers serve at Covenant House as Resident Advisors, Youth Advisors, or Case Managers on one of our youth residential floors. In addition to the service, community, and prayer aspects of our program, Faith Community provides many benefits to our volunteers, including health insurance and ample living stipends. Apply for 2014-15 Interested in joining Faith Community this year? Get in touch with us today! We encourage you to explore our Faith Community website to learn how you can be part of Faith Community's legacy of service to Covenant House!

NYC Service - Volunteer in New York City and help make a difference in the greatest city in the world! - Holiday Volunteer Opportunities with Brooklyn Community Services! Volunteer opportunity description Help BCS bring holiday cheer to people in need at holiday client parties. Volunteers are needed to prep and serve food, lead games and activities, and decorate.

Volunteers are needed to gift-wrap books at Barnes & Noble, on behalf of BCS. Holiday gift-wrapping helps holiday shoppers, spreads the word about BCS, and collects donations for BCS programs. Short on time? BCS is collecting holiday gifts for our low-income clients who participate in our mental health and wellness programs. View the full description and sign up for volunteer opportunities here! Our volunteer needs We need volunteers who are free at these times. TimeBanksNYC. GIFTS BY PRICE: $25 and under | NRDC Green Gifts. Global Democracy | Idea Categories. Frame by Frame by Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli. In 1996, the Taliban banned photography in Afghanistan. Taking a photo was considered a crime. When the regime was removed from Kabul in 2001, their suppression of free speech and press disappeared. Since then, photography has become an outlet for Afghans determined to show the hidden stories of their country.

In this coming year, as foreign troops pull out of the country, international media will inevitably follow. The Taliban is poised to gain influence, if not fully return to power. The need for local photojournalism here couldn’t be more important in documenting the country’s issues both now, and in the future. Frame by Frame is a character-driven feature-length documentary that follows the story of four Afghan photographers to explore the recent revolution in local photojournalism. These Afghan photojournalists are the storytellers, the truth-seekers, the voice of their own people. So... why us? The more funds we can raise, the better we can make this film.

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