“Our Shoes Are Garbage, and We’re Proud of It!”

“Our Shoes Are Garbage, and We’re Proud of It!”

Categorized as: , , , & Tagged as: , , , , on March 7, 2020. Related Grantee: Agora Partnerships.

Editor’s note: Can you recycle garbage into job opportunities for single mothers, disabled and incarcerated people? Well, Xinca can. Xinca, a social enterprise in Mendoza, Argentina, turns trashed tires (that’s 100,000 tons discarded per year in Argentina...Read more
2019: A Great Year for Our Nonprofit Partners!

2019: A Great Year for Our Nonprofit Partners!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2019.

Editor’s Note: The last half of 2019 saw both growth and challenges from our grantee partners. I am struck by the universally positive and resourceful approach our partners take to roadblocks that sometimes come their way. Whether it’s getting children to...Read more
Grantee Updates: 2019 Off To A Great Start!

Grantee Updates: 2019 Off To A Great Start!

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2019. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), Bean Voyage, CREA Nicaragua, Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Educate Lanka, Idea4Africa, KadAfrica, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Resonate, StrongMinds, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, Voix & Actions, Women LEAD.

Editor’s Note: It’s always rewarding to dig into our grantee partners’ latest accomplishments when I pull together my quarterly Director’s Report. The tenacity and ingenuity each brings to their unique missions reinforces our foundation’s...Read more
Paycheck, Please: Why Jobs Are Better Than Charity

Paycheck, Please: Why Jobs Are Better Than Charity

Categorized as: , , , , on April 20, 2019. Related Grantees: Jibu, Agora Partnerships, Upaya Social Ventures, BOMA Project, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation.

Editor’s Note: Suzanne Skees serves as editor of My Job Books 1 and 2, where she’s privileged to experience and publish a collection of first-person stories by courageous people working a range of jobs from eco-manufacturing to coffee coop farming, hip-hop music...Read more