Youth Empowerment

Hands for Africa

They say "Diamonds are forever," but Hands for Africa says human lives and human limbs aren't. Consider Maria, an 8-month-old baby girl in Sierra Leone. In an act of unfathomable cruelty, her arm was hacked off by the "rebel" terrorists of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). The RUF mob sought to impose its will on Sierra Leone by chopping off thousands of civilian hands, feet and ears. Thousands more people have simply been slaughtered and left to rot in village streets.

Address: 
14511 Franklin Ave. Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
United States
First Name: 
Solomon
Last Name: 
Gerber
Position: 
Executive Director
Phone Number: 
714.426.2245
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
International

Grassroots Soccer

Mission: Grassroot Soccer uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV.

Vision: A world mobilized through soccer to create an AIDS free generation.

Strategy: To achieve our mission, we continuously improve our innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, share our program and concept effectively, and utilize the popularity of soccer to increase our impact.

Address: 
198 Church Street
Norwich, VT 05055
United States
First Name: 
Tori
Last Name: 
Picknet
Position: 
Development Operations Manager
Phone Number: 
802-649-2900
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
International

City of Dreams

City of Dreams is a 501(c)3 volunteer-based organization serving young people ages 8-17 living in San Francisco’s low-income and public housing communties. We empower at-risk youth to end the generational poverty cycle, make healthy choices, and become architects of their own futures through four dynamic programs: the Mentor Program, Junior Mentor Program, Out of School Program, and Experiential Learning Events.

Address: 
P.O. Box 77007
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States
First Name: 
Roxane
Last Name: 
Thompson
Position: 
Executive Director
Phone Number: 
(760) 672-0531
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

Boys Hope Girls Hope

The mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco Bay Area is to help academically capable and motivated children in need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities, and education through college.

Address: 
P.O. Box 347359
San Francisco, CA 94134
United States
First Name: 
Suzanne
Last Name: 
Palmer
Position: 
Executive Director
Email: 
spalmer@bhgh.org
Phone Number: 
(415) 657-9302
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
Local

Seeking Common Ground

Seeking Common Ground is an international nonpartisan non-profit organization (NGO) based in Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to build peaceful communities worldwide—we connect and inspire young leaders, provide them with the skills to become agents for social change, and empower them to transform their communities. SCG’s ‘people-to-people’ programs offer individuals the skills to communicate through conflict, transform antagonistic relationships into partnerships, and recognize within themselves the capacity to effect positive change personally, locally and globally.

Address: 
P.O Box 101958
Denver, CO 80250
United States
First Name: 
Melodye
Last Name: 
Feldman
Position: 
Founder and Executive Director
Phone Number: 
(303) 691-2393
Community Served: 
General Community Organization
Location: 
National
Location: 
International