TOPIC: LOCAL COMMUNITIES (57)

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

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

Hour Exchange Portland

http://www.hourexchangeportland.org

How does Hour Exchange work? Simple. For every hour you help a neighbor in need you earn a time credit you can spend having any member provide you with a service you need. Everyone’s time is equal no matter what the service. And there are hundreds of services available from health care to weatherization or tickets to shows. Exchanging hour services is about empowering individuals, organizations and businesses to help each other meet their needs cash free in one-to-one exchanges or in group projects.

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Hour Exchange Portland, Share, Give, Exchange, Time, Services, Community, Neighbors, Ability, Talent

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

Lions Clubs International

http://www.lionsclubs.org

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

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Lions Clubs, Service, Local Communities

Serengetee

https://www.serengetee.com

Serengetee is a clothing brand that incorporates global fabric patterns into their products while giving back to corresponding grassroots causes. Serengetee was founded in 2012 by a group of college friends after traveling the world on Semester at Sea. Since the beginning, their mission has been simple: to connect people to the globe through fabric while giving back to the communities that inspire and create their designs. Every fabric is teamed up with a cause located in the same region. This allows them to support both local fabric makers and the causes that work in their communities. When you wear Serengetee, you 'Wear the World'.

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Serengetee, Fabric, T-Shirt

MESH Cities

http://www.meshcities.com

MESH Cities explores the wireless systems empowered, 21st Century city through the eyes of its super-users. These are the people who are embracing the new communications and infrastructure tools that will determine the ultimate livability of the modern city. The growing ubiquity of high-speed wireless connections allows people to experience the city in ways never before possible. More than that, they can contribute their ideas about how to make our cities more accommodating and responsive .

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MESH Cities, Cities, Local

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

Urban Life International

http://www.ulicanada.org/

Urban Life International is an independent research training organization with the desire to foment a better understanding and response to the urban challenge.  The urban challenge has been described as the need to transform concrete and steel into communities of health and hope.  The people who live in cities are caught in-between segregation and integration, diversity and distinction, and density and privacy.  Their quality of life is determined in how they respond to these challenges.

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Cities, Urban, Communities, Urban Life International, Research

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

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

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

The Root Collective

http://www.therootcollective.com

The Root Collective is a socially-conscious, ethical fashion company that works with small-scale artisans and cooperatives in developing countries. We work to ensure fair pay and ethical treatment of workers in rural and urban slum communities. We also partner with nonprofits in our 10% Give Back program. We believe that a hand up, not a hand out, can change lives and break the cycle of poverty that plagues many of the communities in developing countries. To this end, we parter with nonprofit organizations that work directly in the communities where our partner artisans live.

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The Root Collective, Shopping, Fashion, Developing Countries, Artisans

Spacehive

http://spacehive.com

Spacehive is the world's first funding platform for neighborhood improvement projects. We make it as easy to fund a new park or playground for your area as buying a book online.

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Spacehive, Crowdfunding, Public Spaces, Neighborhood, Improvement

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