The Alliance for International Women's Rights is a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of supporting women leaders and future women leaders in developing countries, with a current focus on Afghanistan. We do this by creating connections between Afghan women and skilled professionals in developed countries who can use their expertise to further women’s education and rights. The primary way in which we create these connections is through our long-distance Volunteer Programs.
Young at Art is a San Diego based nonprofit started by a mother-daughter duo. We have made it our mission to provide a healthy and creative learning experience for the underserved children of our community. Our vision is simple, to encourage children to welcome creativity without boundaries, limitation or expectations. The program offers everything from painting to photography in a safe and nurturing environment.
Founded in 2006 by Kathleen Parent, a high school teacher, and Monique Hyman, a college instructor, College Access Plan’s core belief is that all students, regardless of
socio-economics, geography, or background, have the right to equal access to a college education. One of the main reasons students choose to forgo college is that they don’t know how to get there. At CAP, we enable student access to the tools necessary to successfully enroll in the college that is best suited for their individual needs.
I recently returned from a two week deployment in Haiti as part of the Intel Education Service Corps (IESC). It was a fantastic experience and gave me a fresh perspective on Intel’s diverse CSR programs.
Intel is known for its commitment to volunteerism - our employees contributed over one million hours of their time in 2010. The IESC program builds on this tradition with a special opportunity for Intel employees to support NGO education projects using the Intel-powered classmate PC.
Last weekend we brought together a group of educators, administrators, and community leaders to discuss how technology can serve to transform teaching and learning inside and outside of the classroom.