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One-Kindle-Hundred-Book Library for Schools in Poor Communities

Donate US$170 in China or about US$300 worldwide, you can help a primary school in poor communities to get one Kindle plus 100 paid e-books. A school needs such 10 sets to build a real offline E-Library, which could bring poor kids to new age. Names of donors will appear on the screensaver of the Kindle. Teacher of the school could use Internet to update and change the ebooks based on a selection maintained by top educators ...more »

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Transforming Personal & Societal Wellbeing -- Healing Afghanistan

60% of Afghans suffer from stress and mental heath disorders caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. There are only two psychiatrists treating ~30 million Afghans. Provide a wellbeing platform via the mobile phone to bring global experts to collaborate with Afghan community.

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Orange Oasis in an Urban Food Desert

Almost 23.5 million Americans live in a food desert. Healthier foods in urban corner stores can alleviate food insecurity, but store owners can’t always stock fresh produce at low prices. BrightSide teams Minneapolis youth with university students to sell produce at a low cost to these stores.

Submitted by (@kennakay)

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CityPathways (cPaths): Helping Youth See Paths to Possible Futures

CityPathways (cPaths) coaches under-resourced youth to “see paths” toward possible futures, igniting learning beyond school. Immersive hands-on experiences in community organizations and cultural institutions synthesize their growing competencies, using micro-credentials to validate progress.

Submitted by (@sandabalabanda)

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Village Square: It takes a village to raise a child with a life-limiting illness

Village Square is a web-based application designed to help children with life-limiting illnesses stay in their home, preventing re-admission to the hospital. The family is at the center of a town square, with links to their physicians, symptom management, medication list and health recommendations.

Submitted by (@toctober1)

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Bringing Up Girls: Empowering the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders

Bringing Up Girls addresses the need for leadership development among adolescent girls by empowering them to become the next generation of sustainability leaders through mentorship, education and the execution of successful girl-led community service projects.

Submitted by (@kferguson)

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Gangsta Geeks: Empowering Urban Youth with Robotics

Urban street culture encourages inner city youth to be either gangsters, ballers, or rappers. Instead, they should be getting into tech -- becoming "gangsta geeks." I want to start robotics programs for underserved minority youth. Why bring robotics to the hood? Because it teaches coding, design, engineering, manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship to students who are disenfranchised from the tech jobs that drive ...more »

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A model and scalable post-secondary access and training partnership.

In 2015, Colorado Mountain College will launch an innovative Career Academy for students to receive a college certificate while in HS. In rural Western CO, providing alternative education options is essential for youth and the economy. This pilot is scalable to the College’s 11 campuses and beyond.

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On The Same Page UNITED: Poetry creates connection between inmates & community

The mass incarceration of 2.3 million Americans has created an underclass of people who feel alienated, isolated, and ill equipped to successfully reintegrate into society. On the Same Page UNITED implements nationally a successful Washington, DC program that uses poetry to forge understanding and connection across the bars.

Submitted by (@kellitaylor)

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59 votes

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Build Back Better After Ebola: The Aequitas Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Leadership

As West African leaders face the challenge of rebuilding decimated health systems, one replicable model exists—Rwanda. Partners In Health’s new University of Global Health Equity aims to reimagine health education and disseminate Rwanda’s remarkable innovations. As Aequitas Fellows at UGHE, emerging leaders from Ebola-affected countries will develop pragmatic leadership skills to effect transformational change.

Submitted by (@pdrobac)

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My 52 Weeks of Worship Online: A Curriculum Inspiring Interfaith Communication

A media-rich, interactive, online curriculum focused on interfaith understanding, which will prepare people to participate in much-needed, courageous conversations about cultural and interfaith diversity by enabling them to learn about people from various worship communities around the world.

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Educating Kids & Creating Heroes for Science: The Explorer At Large Clubhouse

Explorer At Large Clubhouse is the brainchild of explorer, educator and television host Josh Bernstein, who has recruited the very best science institutions, early educators, curriculum developers, STEAM researchers, evaluative testers, science museums, nature museums, television stations, and animators to create a television series, games, apps, teaching kits, and more to help 'raise the bar' for science education in ...more »

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