TOPIC: LOCAL COMMUNITIES (54)

Amazig Leathers

http://www.amazigleathers.com

Amazig Leathers is a for-profit company that has grown out a call for ethical businesses which engage in social entrepreneurship. US offices, located in Knoxville, TN, ship the leather goods imported directly from the North African artisans who craft them. Brandi Jordan, the CEO and founder of Amazig Leathers, is currently finishing her master’s degree in International Development. She has worked in Southeast Asia, Central Africa, and North Africa, where she has learned to respect the legitimacy of craftsmen the world over.

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Leather, North Africa, Shopping, Social Entrepreneurship

Amped for Education

http://ampedforeducation.org

Amped for Education was founded in 2009 with the goal of expanding education in developing countries. We began our work in Nicaragua with the construction of a high school in 2012, and we have continued to support the school's students and their community. Our goal is to fund, construct and open another larger learning center next year that will be able to assist a larger amount of high school students. To support our work in Nicaragua, we lead groups of volunteers to the country and provide a memorable experience working on community projects and exploring the country.

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Amped For Education, Education, Schools, Learning, Nicaragua

ArtHere

http://arthere.org

ArtHERE is a California based platform for crowd-sourced urban revitalization through the matching of art and place.

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Art, Arthere, Crowdsourcing, Public Space, Place, California, Urban

chashama

http://www.chashama.org

chashama supports communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where artists can flourish. By recycling and repurposing buildings in transition, we invest in neighborhoods, foster local talent, and sustain a vast range of creativity, commerce and culture. 

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Chashama, Artists, Space, Creativity, Culture

Child Survival Aid Ghana

http://www.csagchildghana.org

Child Survival Aid Ghana (CSAG) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting underprivileged children in rural communities to achieve their full potential with the assistance and support they need in education.

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Child Survival Aid Ghana, Ghana, Education, Rural Communities

CNU

http://www.cnu.org/

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.

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Urban, Walkable, Neighborhood, Development

Findery

https://findery.com

Findery is made of notes. A note can be a story, advice, jokes, diatribes, information, memories, facts, advertisements, love letters, grocery lists and manifestoes. The content of a note is only limited by your imagination. A note can be shared with the world, one to many people, one to one, or only with yourself.

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Travel, Findery, Caterina Fake, Etsy, Flickr, Images, Pictures, Notes, Journal, Map, Exploration, World

FREDAfrica

http://fredafrica.org

Foundation for Relief and Development of Africa (FREDAfrica) is a community based charity working in rural areas of Uganda. FREDAfrica provides education to orphans and vulnerable children, with have mentorship programs for youths and activities aimed at empowering them economically and socially. The charity also provides educational services on public health plus village mobile clinics for free to many needy people in rural areas of Uganda.

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FREDAfrica, Uganda, Charity

Fundrise

https://fundrise.com

Fundrise is an investment platform that lets you invest directly in local real estate and businesses, to help build the city you want.

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Fundrise, Investment, Property, Real Estate, Equity, Share, Ownership, Crowdfunding

Global Health Corps

http://ghcorps.org

Global Health Corps mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We place recent college graduates and young professionals from diverse professional backgrounds in health non-profits and government offices in the US, East Africa and Southern Africa for a year of service in order to strengthen and learn from the organization. 

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Global Health Corps, Health, Medicine, Nonprofits, Healthcare

GOOD Travel

http://good-travel.org

GOOD Travel inspires travelers and tourism businesses to transform one of the world’s largest industries into a force for GOOD. We believe in giving back to the places we visit, connecting with the communities we meet, and learning from the journey. We're currently focused on two key projects: An online GOOD business directory and GOOD Travel tours.

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Tourism, Travel, Tours

Habitat for Humanity

http://www.habitat.org

We are a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build with people in need regardless of race or religion. We welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

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Habitat For Humanity, Poverty, Housing, Volunteer, Home

Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru (HOOP)

http://www.hoopperu.org

Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru (HOOP) is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation located in Arequipa, Peru. HOOP is not affiliated to any religious or political ideals. We work with the impoverished people in the Flora Tristan community. Flora Tristan is a shanty town located on the outskirts of Arequipa composed of haphazardly constructed shacks with a lack of basic services, such as electricity or running water.
Our current priorities are developing the Flora Tristan community by using strategic educational programs through which community members of all ages can advance their education, health, self-confidence and better their quality of life. To that end our international and Peruvian volunteers run English classes, homework help, health & nutrition workshops, medical assessments and treatments, as well as finance and business classes.

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HOOP, Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru, Peru, Arequipa

Humanity Unified

http://humanityunified.org

Humanity Unified is a socially conscious lifestyle brand for the Changemaker, Traveler and Dreamer. Our model is simple, people before profits. We work with local organizations to help fun projects that empower women and children in developing nations through education, sustainable agriculture programs and economic development. 

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Humanity Unified, Shopping, Products, Empowerment

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

http://www.icic.org

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.

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Inner City, Economy, Businesses, Research, Strategy