TOPIC: LOCAL COMMUNITIES (57)

The Y

http://www.ymca.net/somuchmore

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

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The Y, YMCA

NeighborGoods

http://neighborgoods.net

NeighborGoods is a safe community where you can save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends. Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your closet? Lend it out and make a new friend.

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NeighborGoods

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

The City 2.0

http://thecity2.org/splash.php

The winner of of the 2012 annual TED prize, The City 2.0 is a collaborative project inviting everyone to take part in the process of improving cities worlwide. Register to participate in the global conversation. 

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City 2.0, TED, Global

Make It Right

http://www.makeitrightnola.org

More than 4,000 homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Two years later, when actor Brad Pitt toured the city, the neighborhood was still deserted and devastated. Pitt promised the families he met there, that he would help make it right. He founded Make It Right to build 150 affordable, green storm resistant homes for families living in the Lower 9th Ward when the storm hit.

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New Orleans, Brad Pitt, 9th Ward, Louisiana, Hurricane Katrina, Rebuild, Make It Right

Neighbors Can Help

http://www.neighbourscanhelp.org.uk

We'd like to join with you in making your neighbourhood a better place by helping people to help their neighbours because: we believe most people want to be helpful and we hope everyone and every neighbourhood will be better off by doing so.

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Neighbors Can Help, Neighbors, Community, Neighborhood, Helping People, Sharing

Inspire Global Ideas

http://www.igighana.blogspot.co.il

Inspire Global Ideas (IGI) is registered non-governmental and non-profit organization (NGO) in Ghana, which provides welcoming spaces that embrace diverse ideas, knowledge, cultures, and experiences to inspire communities. IGI empowers participants to inspire a new wave of volunteering for national and global development.

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Inspire Global Ideas, Ghana, Inspiration, Volunteering

Piano! Push Play!

http://pianopushplay.org

Piano! Push Play! began with two objectives: to give young pianists a new exciting way to share their talent and hard work, and to give the public a chance to experience trained musicianship outside and away from the typical concert hall.  
This outreach project is about developing more ways for people to see, hear and enjoy this instrument in action. 

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Piano! Push Play!, Music, Pianos, Outdoors, Community

Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA

http://www.volunteermzansiafrika.com/

Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA is a BEE social entrepreneurship volunteer and travel company based in Cape Town, South Africa that provides holistic programmes that positively affect and has impact on the lives of volunteers, improves the sustainability of projects with the aim of benefiting communities. We are passionate about volunteers, projects and communities and therefore have created a unique way of involving volunteers in projects within communities.  

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Africa, Volunteering, Local Communities, Sustainability, Volunteer Mzansi AFRIKA

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

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

Truck Farm

http://www.truckfarm.org

Truck Farm is a mobile garden education project founded in Brooklyn, NY. Director Ian Cheney's other projects include King Corn, The Greening of Southie, and The City Dark. 

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Ian Cheney, Cities, New Urbanism, New York, Local Food, Food, Vegetables, Public Spaces

Project 10

http://p10.qc.ca

Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25.

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Project 10, Advocacy, LGBT, Youth

New Urbanism

http://www.newurbanism.org

NEW URBANISM promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, compact, vibrant, mixed-use communities composed of the same components as conventional development, but assembled in a more integrated fashion, in the form of complete communities.

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New Urbanism, Communities

Trip4real

http://www.trip4real.com

Trip4real is a community-driven platform connecting locals with travellers across Spain, by enabling locals to become tour guides in whatever they are passionate about. Travellers can then browse through thousands of tours and activities offered by ordinary locals, read their profiles, reviews & ratings before arranging to meet them. Founded in 2012, trip4real was created as a tool to help those travelling to Spain have authentic experiences of the places they visit, alongside locals. The platform currently has over 10,000 users from 190 different countries, with as many as 2,500 locals from 52 different towns & cities offering activities.

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Trip4real, Community, Locals, Travel, Spain, Tours