TOPIC: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (33)

Hubbub

https://www.hubbub.org.uk

We’re an environmental charity. We make environmental matters matter, creating fun campaigns, that people latch onto and which go on to have a life of their own. Our approach is positive. We believe sustainability can and should be fun, enjoyable and sociable and so engage people through campaigns around food, fashion, sport, homes and neighbourhoods.

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Hubbub, Neat Streets, Green Living, Sustainability

Love For The Elderly

http://lovefortheelderly.org

So many elderly citizens in our nation have no one to care for them, no one to look after them, no one to love them. Help in giving seniors the love and attention they deserve. Love For The Elderly collects anonymous letters of kindness and distributes them to elderly citizens throughout America.

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Elderly, Seniors, Letters, Love For The Elderly

AJEEC-NISPED (Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation – Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development)

http://en.ajeec-nisped.org.il

Founded in 1998, AJEEC-NISPED is an Arab-Jewish organization based in Israel’s Negev, dedicated to strengthening active citizenship through education and economic empowerment. AJEEC-NISPED works towards creating equal, inclusive and flourishing societies. Our programming includes an array of strategies including economic development through formation of cooperatives and social enterprises, volunteerism, quality early childhood education, health promotion, and Jewish-Arab partnership.

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AJEEC-NISPED, Jewish-Arab Partnership, Israel, Arab-Jewish Center For Equality, Empowerment And Cooperation – Negev Institute For Strategies Of Peace And Development

Dear City

http://dearcity.org

Dear City is a simple concept allowing a citizen to leave (anonymous) messages to the city he or she lives in. This web-based framework creates a social cluster of opinions that express the thoughts of the man on the street. Dear City becomes a documentation of contemporary life and its ups and downs. We believe change is achieved through all levels of communication.

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Dear City, Cities, Metropolis, Urban

One Young World

http://www.oneyoungworld.com

One Young World  is a charity that gathers together the brightest young people (aged 18 - 30) from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. At the annual One Young World Summit, young leaders debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the most pressing issues the world faces. At the 2013 Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1,250 young people from 190 countries were joined by a prestigious line-up of One Young World Counsellors including: Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Sir Bob Geldof and Professor Muhammad Yunus. After attending a Summit, delegates join the network of One Young World Ambassadors working the world over to effect positive change. They do this by founding their own initiatives or lending the power of the One Young World network to those already in existence. The next One Young World Summit takes place in Dublin, Ireland from 15-19 October 2014.

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One Young World, Summit, Young Leaders

Search for Common Ground

http://www.sfcg.org

Search for Common Ground works to prevent and end violent conflict in countries that are experiencing violence, facing the threat of it, or dealing with its effects. With a 31 year track record, we work to equip individuals and societies with the knowledge and skills to find alternatives to violent conflict. By understanding and tackling the root causes of conflict, we help communities to deal with their differences constructively.

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Search For Common Ground, Peace, Conflict Resolution

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

http://www.adl.org

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

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Anti-Defamation League, ADL, Bigotry, Discrimation, Anti-Semitism, Advocacy

Kenya Vision 2030

http://www.vision2030.go.ke

The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrialising, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.

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Kenya Vision 2030, Africa, Country, Transform, Improve, Political, Social, Economic, Government, Citizens, Population, Prosperity, Plan, Urban

Friends of the Earth

http://www.foe.org

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It's hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.
Friends of the Earth, as an outspoken leader in the environmental and progressive communities, seeks to change the perception of the public, media and policy makers--and effect policy change--with hard-hitting, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that describe what needs to be done, rather than what is seen as politically feasible or politically correct. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to our successful campaigns over our 42-year history.

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Friends Of The Earth, Planet, Environment, Advocacy, Politics, Lobby, Government, Policy

Act.ly

http://act.ly/

Act.ly is petitions designed to take full advantage of Twitter. Start a Twitter petition in seconds.

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Actly, Petitions, Twitter, Change, Tweet

Citizinvestor

http://www.citizinvestor.com

Citizinvestor allows citizens to invest in the local government projects they care about most. 
Local governments submit pre-approved projects to citizinvestor.com. The cost of the project has already been set and department approved, the only thing lacking is the funding. Citizens then find the projects they care about most and invest financially in those projects. Once a project is 100% pledged, the project is built! Citizens don’t pay a dime unless the project is funded in full. This ensures that there’s little risk to the local government entity and little risk to the citizen.

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Citizinvestor, Goverment, Projects, Fund, Citizens, Invest, Crowdfunding, Cities, Local Communities, Urban, Future City, Petitions, Public

Social Teeth

http://www.socialteeth.co

Social Teeth helps launch the voices of real people into the national conversation. What you see on Social Teeth are political messages created by political underdogs, everyday people, and grassroots organizations. 

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Social Teeth, Political, Ads, Media, Crowdfund, Message, Grassroots, Mainstream

Youth Challenge International (YCI)

http://www.yci.org

Youth Challenge International is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. YCI engages youth in creating solutions to the challenges they face, incorporating youth development, volunteerism, partnership, and equity into all that we do. YCI's volunteer projects are currently located in Tanzania, Ghana, Guyana, Costa Rica and Guatemala

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Youth Challenge Inernational, YCI, Volunteer

Global Changemakers

http://www.global-changemakers.net

Global Changemakers was founded in 2007 when six young activists, brought together by the British Council, were invited to lend the ‘voice of youth’ to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Since then, the network has grown to a community of over 730 Changemakers in 121 countries world-wide. The mission of the programme is to empower youth to catalyse positive social change. It has expanded since its inception, and is now built on three pillars: Learning, Doing and Advocacy.

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Global Changemakers, Social Change, Advocacy

Partners for Livable Communities

http://livable.org/

Partners for Livable Communities is a national nonprofit organization working to restore and renew the communities we work and live in. Partners has over thirty years of experience in solving community problems by providing information, leadership and guidance that help communities help themselves. We welcome the opportunity to bring our experience to your community.

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Partners For Livable Communities, Communities