Changing the World, One Story at a Time

This Week's Featured Episodes...

Gifft Hill School

The Gifft Hill School is located on the island of St. John, one of the Virgin Islands. It is filled with beautifully preserved National Park land, and the Gifft Hill School has made it their mission to make their students active and responsible stewards of their vibrant home. But, Gifft Hill is not only environmentally responsible, it is also remarkably inclusive, with around 80% of its students receiving financial aide.

 

www.giffthillschool.org

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American Research Center in Egypt

Founded in 1948, the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization composed of educational and cultural institutions, professional scholars, and private individuals.

ARCE's mission is to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge about Egypt among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties.

 

www.arce.org

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There is a danger in the story you are about to see. It’s that you might not see the forest for the trees.

Forty years ago, a teenager from LA began organizing thousands of people to plant trees to restore the forests around Los Angeles that were being killed by the smog that engulfed the city. Today, the air is improving, but Andy Lipkis, his organization TreePeople, and joined by more than two million people, have in spectacular fashion, planted over two million trees in and around LA.

 

https://www.treepeople.org/

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Tree People

Disability Rights International is dedicated to promoting the human rights and full participation in society of people with disabilities worldwide. The Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children seeks to draw attention to, and end, the pervasive and abusive practice of institutionalizing children with disabilities.

Drawing on the skills and experience of attorneys, mental health professionals, human rights advocates, people with mental disabilities and their family members, Disability Rights International trains and supports advocates seeking legal and service system reform and assists governments in developing laws and policies to promote community integration and human rights enforcement for people with mental disabilities. The organization is forging new alliances throughout the world to challenge the discrimination and abuse faced by people with mental disabilities, as well as working with locally based advocates to create new advocacy projects and to promote citizen participation and human rights for children and adults. Visionaries traveled to Republic of Georgia and Mexico City to document the work.

 

www.driadvocacy.org

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Disability Rights International