Self-Reliance Spotlight: Starbucks Foundation

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at people and organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. It’s nice to hear when a major company in a huge industry makes an effort to help people be self-reliant, the way that Starbucks does. The Starbucks Foundation is a non-profit that receives funding from Starbucks Corporation and private donations. Founded in … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Spotlight: Stewardship for Life

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at people and organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. Stewardship for Life aims to make a difference by helping one family at a time. Their mission is to alleviate “Generational Poverty”. They do this by distributing financial literacy education for low to moderate income and middle class citizens, developing a … [Read more...]

Eve Ensler on the Impact of One Billion Rising

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This week we're celebrating One Billion Rising's V-Day efforts to end violence again women and girls. The worldwide dance rally was founded by Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler. February 14th marks the second annual One Billion Rising for Justice event, which was born out of 15 years of spreading the word through performances of the play. One in three women will be raped or beaten … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Spotlight: Opportunity Village

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with severe intellectual and related disabilities become the very best they can be. It offers vocational training, community job placement, social recreation programs, art, life skill … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Spotlight: The Feast

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. The annual Feast Conference in New York brings together thought leaders from across multiple industries, to inspire others in creating a brighter future. Through hands-on workshops and various innovative presentations, the conference sparks creativity and encourages … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Spotlight: Yellow Boat of Hope

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. The Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation helps kids in the Philippines get to school so they can receive an education and become self-reliant. These kids used to have to swim to school, but Yellow Boat provides yellow school boats to transport them so they arrive safe and … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Spotlight: Imagining Learning

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. Imagining Learning is a community of people who want to introduce a spirit of transformation into education through the wisdom and voices of young people. Imagine that you could tap into the mind of our youth and watch a work of art unfold. Imagining Learning does just … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Spotlight: Start Some Good

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. When you’re looking to create social change, crowdfunding is a great option. It lets you take the process into your own hands, raise money through donations, and put the funds directly where they’ll have the biggest impact. But which crowdfunding platform should you use? A … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Spotlight: Not Impossible Labs

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. Have you ever wanted to help change the world, donate your time or money, and yet couldn’t figure out where your skills and passions would make the most difference? Now it’s a little bit easier thanks to Not Impossible Labs, which is like a matchmaking service for makers and … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Spotlight: CorStone

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I’m Heather Vale Goss with a Self-Reliance Spotlight, where we look at organizations that give a hand up, not a handout. CorStone, the Center for Personal Resilience, was founded in 1975 as the International Center for Attitudinal Healing, but changed name and expanded its mission in 2008. The brainchild of renowned psychiatrist and author Gerald Jampolsky, MD, the organization has provided … [Read more...]