Echoing Green announces the 2013 Class of Echoing Green Fellows.
Selected from an initial applicant pool of 2,872, the twenty-eight organizations in this year’s portfolio represent the top one percent and will join Echoing Green’s rich ecosystem of the most successful, innovative social change organizations and entrepreneurs around the world. Over the past twenty-five years, we have seen our Fellows inspire, mentor and partner with one another building upon the impact of Fellows that have come before them.
Help people in your local community. Provide support to their family caregiver. We provide access to eight local Partners In Service who train caring volunteers and match them with people in your community. Contact us today about our Partners In Service Referrals and learn more about how you can help others in your community. We value volunteers and help connect people in order to support family caregivers and help keep people living independently in our communities. Contact the Caregiver Resource Line 888-737-7494 and ask about our “Partners In Service Referral Progam”
IDEO.org is proud to announce the launch of our second round of HCD Connect Microgrants. Microgrant funding will again be available to individuals and organizations using human-centered design to tackle agriculture-related challenges across the globe.What’s an HCD Microgrant?
An HCD Microgrant is a grant of either $5,000 or $10,000 focused on human-centered design projects related to agriculture. There are two types of Microgrant award categories:
Curious to learn more? Download this PDF and read about our Microgrant winners from 2012.
What projects are eligible for HCD Microgrant funding?
In order to be eligible for an HCD Microgrant, a project must meet the following three criteria:
What’s different about this year’s Microgrant cycle?
During this year’s application process, you’ll be asked to discuss how you’ve used or plan to use specific human-centered design methods. Download the HCD Toolkit or visit the Methods page on HCD Connect for more information about individual methods.
Application Deadline & Funding Period:
Applications will open on June 1, 2013.
Applications must be received by 11:59pm PST on July 15, 2013.
Successful Microgrant projects will be funded in October 2013.
How to apply:
We need your help!
Know an individual or an organization that might be a great candidate for an HCD Connect Microgrant? Please help us spread the news about this year’s Microgrant program.
Please visit www.hcdconnect.org/grants or email HCDConnect@ideo.org.
Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you on HCD Connect!
IDEO.org and the HCD Connect team
Sun Valley Hospice is always seeking volunteers who can make a differance in the lives of our VIP’s (very important paitents). We are seeking individuals who will be friendly visitors to our VIP’s and offer respit to the families and campanionship to the VIP.
Sun Valley is also in need of office support. Individuals who can help with filing, answering calls, helping with orders and support where needed.
For more information on how you can have an impact on the lives of our VIP’s and their families please contact me! Jessica.Hostetler@sunvalleyhc.com
What: Vista College Prep just signed a lease on a facility! Now we need to get the word out to parents and families. We will be canvassing the Central City South Community to inform parents about VCP!
Breakfast, volunteer training & neighborhood canvass!
Where: Volunteers will meet for breakfast and training, and reconvene after canvassing at the Harmon Park (5th Ave. just south of Buckeye). We will have a table set-up outside in the park for our brief training and breakfast.
When: Two opportunities to engage: Saturday, May 18 8:30 AM-1:00 PM & Saturday, May 25 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Both events will begin with breakfast and comprehensive training before you embark with a partner/group to collect registration forms. This is a grassroots effort and we will be going door-to-door to talk to families about Vista College Prep. You will have the opportunity to meet other energetic volunteers and be involved in improving educational opportunities for youth in Phoenix.
Volunteers will receive a Vista College Prep t-shirt. The events take place rain or shine!
Why: The founders, board, and members of the community are passionate about VCP’s mission of college preparation, rigorous academics, and structured and joyful learning environment. We hope you will be part of our efforts to ensure every student has the option to receive a quality education.
Calling all dreamers and world-changers: Do you have an amazing idea that has the potential to transform lives? GOOD and Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and the Start Something That Matters Foundation, have teamed up to help budding social entrepreneurs like you launch an idea with the power to change the world for good. Through the Start Something That MattersGOOD Maker challenge, we’ll award $50,000 to one enterprising individual to launch his or her plan for driving social impact.
Apply today at: http://startsomethingthatmatters.maker.good.is/
The Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has hosted its Annual Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) in June during the last five years at Arizona State University. The ACAP program is currently operating in 19 major cities across the United States.
The goal of the program is to reach students who are interested in learning about and pursuing the accounting and business career opportunities. Therefore, this five-day residency program is offered at no charge to the students. Selected students will receive free tuition, room and board, books, materials, corporate tours and mentoring. Our target is to offer the ACAP program to 25 students this year.
ACAP DATES: JUNE 23 – 27, 2013
Our program success has been in providing students with the accounting and business information and exposure necessary to make an informed decision in regards to the area of study they would like to pursue at an educational institution. We have consistently received great feedback from the students on the events and activities of the program. They especially praise the executive dinner which provides an opportunity to network with key management level executives of the valley’s businesses. Many of the graduates who had no idea what accounting was, have now decided to go into accounting or a business related field.
If you are interested in applying for a Lead Counselor or Counselor role, applications are due by May 31, 2013. Applications are available at http://acapphx2013.eventbrite.com. Learn about our past summer programs at http://nabaphoenix.org/ACAP.html.
Counselors will receive:
• Lodging in an ASU dormitory (counselors must stay on campus during program)
• All meals
• Transportation for off-campus field trips during program
• Recreational activities
You must be a Junior or Senior in ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business at the time of application for this position. The counselor position will receive a stipend. You are required to stay overnight (5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS) with the ACAP students in the dorm rooms and you are NABA’s front line for any issues that may arise. You are required to undergo a background investigation. As such, if you do not wish to have a background investigation completed on you please do not apply. Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2013.
Feel free to share this program with qualified high school students. If you have any questions concerning the application, please do not hesitate to call or email Alethea Session at 602-573-4006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alethea Session, MBA