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Join us as Crystal Victoria takes us on a journey of empowerment, resilience, and the transformation of young minds into the entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow. If you're interested in fostering creativity, problem-solving, and a proactive mindset in children, this podcast is a must-listen. Discover how experiential learning can make a significant impact on our future leaders.
Join us as we explore the incredible work of Amigos International, an organization dedicated to nurturing vulnerable children and their communities. Discover their journey, challenges, and the power of compassion
We embark on a journey with Dr. Monique Wells, the visionary behind the Wells International Foundation. Dr. Wells shares her incredible story and the foundation's mission to empower women through various avenues, including education, mentorship, and philanthropy.
Join us as we celebrate the strength, resilience, and unity of women, especially first-generation pioneers. In this episode, meet Paulaska Ramirez, founder of Generation Fearless, a beacon of hope for women navigating uncharted territories
Join us as we dive into the inspiring world of Change Course, a non-profit organization on a mission to break the cycle of hardship and transform lives. Discover how they're bridging the gap in career development and creating a community of resilience.
Discover the transformative power of art in healing as we delve into the heartwarming stories behind Hearts Need Art, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing creativity and hope to patients in hospitals.
Join us in this inspiring episode as we explore the power of community and preparedness in times of disaster. Discover how Tool Bank Disaster Services equips and empowers volunteers to make a difference when it's needed most.
Our guest, Gary Oppenheimer, the visionary behind Ampleharvest.org, unveils a revolutionary solution that reframes hunger and food waste as information problems rather than just food problems. Drawing parallels with game-changing companies like Tesla and Uber, Gary discusses how he transformed the landscape of food donation, bridging the gap between gardeners with surplus produce and food pantries desperately in need of fresh ingredients.
Are you curious about the world of in vitro fertilization, the challenges of infertility, and the remarkable work being done to support aspiring parents? In this episode of Chezuba Talks, host Tej introduces us to Elana Frank, the visionary behind the Jewish Fertility Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gap between the dream of parenthood and the realities of IVF.
In this episode, we're privileged to have Andrea Meyer, the Secretary and Executive Director of the Center 4 Success Network, as our guest. Andrea's journey unfolds as a former educator turned champion of education equity. Through the power of community partnerships and personalized mentorship, Andrea and her organization have been instrumental in bridging the literacy gap and empowering students across Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan.
In this episode, we explore the significance of disabilities within the context of inclusivity and highlight the extraordinary efforts of Easter Seals Greater Houston, a nonprofit organization with a 75-year legacy of serving people of all ages with disabilities. Kristen Reed, a compassionate advocate and driving force behind the organization, sheds light on their innovative approach to harnessing technology to empower and transform lives.
Join us on an inspiring episode as we delve into the world of youth empowerment, community building, and social justice advocacy. Our guest, Khary Lazzare White, co-founder of The Brotherhood Sister Sol, takes us on a profound journey through the organization's founding vision and its evolution over the years.
In this empowering episode of Chezuba Talks, we bring you an incredible story of resilience and hope as we delve into the work of Women with Initiatives, a remarkable nonprofit organization based in Montgomery County, Maryland. Hosted by Tej, this episode takes you on a journey through the heartwarming endeavors of Women with Initiatives and their tireless efforts to make a positive impact on women and children across North America, the Caribbean, and West Africa.
Don't miss out on this uplifting conversation with Emma, co-founder of the Banging Pots Foundation. Tune in to the full podcast episode to be inspired and motivated to make a positive impact in your community and beyond. Remember, together, we can all be the voice that leads others home.
Tune in to this episode, as we uncover the transformative influence of literacy, engage with dedicated individuals like Dr. Dodi Hodges, and explore the boundless potential that comes with a world enriched by education.
Join us as we dive into a compelling conversation with Rick Nahmias, a visionary leader who saw the potential of surplus produce to combat hunger and poverty. Learn about the incredible work of Food Forward, transforming lives and building a more resilient food system. Discover how food can be more than sustenance—it can be a solution
Join host Tej in this thought-provoking episode,as she engages in a profound discussion with Hillary Taylor, an ardent advocate against the death penalty.
Stand with us and Families to Freedom as we shed light on the critical issue of domestic violence and the incredible work being done to break the cycle of abuse. Tune in to this powerful episode and be inspired to make a difference in the lives of survivors. Together, let's create a world free from violence and full of hope.
Join us as we explore the heart-wrenching reality that by 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas. In developing countries, every two minutes, a child under 5 loses their life to water-related diseases. Shockingly, 1 in 10 people lack even basic drinking-water services, with 159 million relying on surface water for survival. These statistics paint a stark picture of the dire need for action and compassion.
Tune in to this episode and be inspired by the remarkable journey of the Sid Foundation, led by Ananya Vahal Perez, as they pave the way for a future where lung transplant patients find hope, healing, and the breath of life they deserve.
Join us as we delve into the magic of Joshua Stage, where after-school programs, summer camps, workshops, and online sessions come alive with theater, art, music, dance, and more. Through the "Creative Outlet Method," Joshua and his team empower participants to find their creative spirit and strengthen their unique abilities, all while building self-confidence and social skills.
Jake shares his heartfelt vision of creating a community coordinator of nonprofits, channeling people's energy and passion into productive actions right in their own neighborhood. Learn how Blue Skies provides essential care packages filled with food, hygiene products, and more to those in need, aiming to be the first responders to poverty. Find out how Jake and his dedicated team of local and remote volunteers make a significant impact, not only with material support but also through advocating for those facing challenges within the system.
In this episode, we have the honor of welcoming Mrs. Omolola Adekeye, a woman of power, purpose, and passion. Her heart beats with the rhythm of compassion, empathy, and love, as she endeavors to support women, especially single mothers and widows, who are suffering from inner trauma. Through her nonprofit organization, the Institute for the Advancement of Humanity (IFAOH), Omolola aims to create a space where women can be heard, seen, and empowered to transform themselves and their communities.
Join us in this heartfelt conversation, as we explore the power of empathy and the profound impact of community-driven initiatives in bringing hope and healing to those in need.
Step into the world of miracles as Suzie Vybiral,the founder of Room Redox, unveils the power of room transformations in healing the scars of child abuse. Join us on a heartwarming journey to create safe havens and brighter futures for innocent souls.
Join Tej and Courtney W. Brame on a powerful episode of "Something Positive for Positive People," where they challenge the herpes stigma and bring awareness to this commonly misunderstood condition. Courtney, a sexual and mental health advocate who was diagnosed with herpes in 2013, opens up about his personal journey through stigma and how it led him to create a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Join us as we uncover the science behind stress illness and its profound impact on the mind and body. Dr. David D Clark MD empowers us with knowledge and hope, showcasing how understanding the mind-body connection can lead to transformative healing. Tune in to this insightful episode to gain valuable insights into managing stress and unlocking the path to a healthier, happier life.
In this episode, we converse with Patrice Sulton, the driving force behind DC Justice Lab, a collective of law and policy experts dedicated to revolutionizing the criminal legal system in Washington DC. As an attorney, criminal justice reform advocate, community organizer, and law school professor, Patrice is on a mission to fundamentally transform the face of justice for the underprivileged.
Join us as Michelle recounts her inspiring decision to become a foster parent to teenagers and how it ignited her passion for empowering kinship families. Discover the profound impact of kinship foster care and how it preserves connections with family, culture, and community, ensuring children find their way home.
In this special episode, we have the privilege of hosting Barby Ingle, an acclaimed author, speaker, and influential voice in the field of chronic pain and illness. Having experienced the challenges of living with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Barby's insights offer a unique perspective on the physical, emotional, and societal impact of chronic pain.
Meet Rob, the inspirational leader with contagious energy and an entrepreneurial spirit. As the Executive Director of CC PC, he has over 29 years of experience leading and building non-profit organizations. Rob is a sought-after speaker, seminar facilitator, and the host of the nonprofit leadership podcast. He was recognized as a hometown hero by Salt Lake magazine and invited to be part of Harvard Business School's Young American Leaders program in 2021. Rob's dedication to serving all people, regardless of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or gender, has made a significant impact on communities.
This organization carefully matches highly trained service dogs with veterans and first responders, providing them with companionship, love, and a sense of purpose. These incredible animals are not only trained to support individuals with everyday tasks but also to sense emotional distress and provide comfort in times of crisis.
Join the conversation with Dr. Annie Ferguson on how seniors can be the driving force for positive change, as she shares inspiring stories of transformation and community building in the Bay Area.
This podcast shines a spotlight on the remarkable work of Greer Relief and their dedication to empowering individuals and building a stronger, more supportive community. Listeners will be inspired by the organization's commitment to understanding and addressing the root causes of issues faced by their neighbors, as well as their efforts to provide essential services and create sustainable solutions for long-term change.
Don't miss this thought-provoking podcast that will open your eyes to the transformative power of education and the remarkable work of Empower in empowering the youth to break free from cycles of disadvantage and reach their full potential.
Meet Joel Van Kuiken, a seasoned professional in communications, public relations, digital media, and design-thinking. Driven by a profound passion for transforming ideas into reality, he took a leap of faith in 2020, leaving his corporate job to fully dedicate himself to The Delta Project's vision. As co-executive director, Joel leads the charge in ensuring the organization's sustainability and impact on juvenile students caught in the cycle of incarceration. Through his role as a facilitator of The Delta Project Conversations and leading the Future Skills - Digital Editing program, Joel is making a significant difference in the lives of marginalized youth, providing them with hope, education, and opportunities to break free from social stigmas and limited resources.
Meet Rajani Priya Ayilvarapu, a dentist by profession and a philanthropist by passion. With a heart full of empathy and a burning desire to make a difference, she stands as a beacon of hope for underserved communities. Rajani is a force of unwavering commitment, advocating for education sponsorship for special needs children, spearheading clothing drives to restore dignity to trafficking victims, and orchestrating meal sponsorships that nourish bodies and souls. Her work goes beyond providing material support; it instills hope, empowers individuals, and creates a sense of belonging within communities that may have otherwise felt forgotten.
Kali Brooks, visionary founder and executive director of Oaks Restorative Ranch, brings her passion for horses and healing to the forefront. With a deep understanding of equine-assisted therapy, Kali leads her nonprofit organization in transforming lives through the profound connection between humans and horses. Her compassionate approach and commitment to creating a safe space for emotional restoration have made Oaks Restorative Ranch a beacon of hope in the community.
Steve Messeh, a former corporate professional turned altruistic leader, shares his remarkable journey into the world of volunteering and nonprofit work. Steve advocates the significance of listening and empathetically engaging with underprivileged communities to develop impactful programs. Discover how Hope Multiplied thrives under Steve's adept leadership, understanding the unique requirements of each community they serve. Learn about the challenges he faces and how he builds a strong, capable team to ensure smooth program management. Steve's insights will move you to believe in the power of human connection, empowering you to make a positive difference in your own community."
Sharon Allen, CEO of World Telehealth Initiative, is a trailblazing leader in the field of international philanthropic telehealth. With her unwavering commitment to bridging healthcare disparities, she has been invited to speak at prestigious conferences worldwide, including the American Telehealth Association and the Global Health Summit. Sharon's pioneering work in surgical robotics and telehealth has garnered her recognition on the World Health Organization's Digital Health Board of Advisors, where she is actively involved in shaping the telehealth roadmap for underserved regions.
Meet Peter Paul Parker, a transformation coach and founder of The Bright Beings Academy. With a background in Qi gong and meditation, Peter helps individuals heal emotional childhood wounds, soothe anxiety and depression, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves to shine outwardly in their lives.
Meet Daphne Russell, the erudite founder and director of Book Save Lives, a remarkable nonprofit dedicated to spreading the transformative power of reading. With her method of connecting students with books that truly resonate with their hearts, Daphne helps young minds break barriers, conquer trauma, and discover the joy of reading.
Tressa Johnson, the inspiring founder of S.A.S.S.Y (Spiritually Active, Saved, Sound Young Women), is a dedicated life coach and mentor who passionately helps women overcome past issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms. With a focus on self-awareness and self-love, Tressa empowers women to embrace their worth and value, transforming their lives and relationships for the better.
Join us on a wild ride with Majid Esmaeili, the Parrot Savior, as he shares stories of rescuing and protecting these intelligent and talkative birds.
Join Tej on Chezuba Talks as she delves into the inspiring world of youth development with Lorraine Orr. Learn how BGCA is empowering young individuals, nurturing their dreams, and building character and confidence for a brighter future. This is a community that uplifts and transforms lives.
Discover how the foundation honors Tyler's memory by awarding educational scholarships to deserving students and advocating for water safety education. Leonie's unwavering commitment to making a difference shines through as she discusses the challenges she faced in starting the nonprofit and her determination to create a world where every child is safe in and around water.
In this inspiring episode of Chezuba Talks, we have the privilege of interviewing Leonie, a mother on a mission to reduce financial limitations for students pursuing higher education and educate youth on water safety and drowning prevention. Leonie shares her personal story of tragedy and resilience, revealing how the untimely drowning of her son, Tyler, led to the establishment of the Tyler Green and Taylor Grant Foundation.
In this captivating episode, we bring you an in-depth conversation with Scott Dulebohn, the passionate Executive Director of Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center. Scott shares his personal journey, from serving on Air Force One to becoming a firefighter, and how his own experiences led him to establish this remarkable nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting veterans in South Carolina.
Join us on this captivating podcast as we delve into the fascinating world of the senses and their profound impact on our perception. In this episode, we are thrilled to have Jeff Yang, the creator and Artistic Director of In The Realm of Senses, as our guest. With a diverse background and experience collaborating with renowned artists, Jeff provides valuable insights into the interplay between our senses and the artistic realm. From his appearances on PBS Sound Stage to live performances with legendary musicians, Jeff's expertise shines as he explores the intricate relationship between our senses and the captivating world of music. Tune in to uncover the wonders of our senses and their captivating influence on our perception.
In this episode of our podcast, we explore the awe-inspiring yet potentially dangerous natural phenomenon of lightning. Lightning is not only a breathtaking spectacle but also a force that can cause significant harm to individuals, property, and the environment. Join us as we delve into the world of lightning with Dr. Mary Ann Cooper, co-founder and president of the African Centers for Lightning Electromagnetic Network (ACLE Net), a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and providing support for those affected by lightning strikes. Dr. Cooper, a retired emergency physician and lightning safety advocate with over 40 years of experience, shares her inspiring journey and sheds light on the importance of lightning safety.
Martice Sutton, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization "Girls Going Global" (GGG), is a passionate and purposeful globe trotter. Marti's work revolves around creating better experiences for young girls, both in India and America. She champions their causes and engages people on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to philanthropy and travel. Martice has been recognized for her remarkable work by the White House, the Travel Channel, Black Enterprise, Centric TV, and Mary Claire. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Join Tej in another inspiring episode of "Unlocking Potential: Empowering Future Leaders." In this episode, she sits down with Riyani Indriyati, the founder of the Dahuni Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals develop new skills and reach their full potential. With a background in journalism and two master's degrees in public relations and applied linguistics, Riyani Indriyati is not only a successful entrepreneur but also a passionate mentor. Together, they explore the importance of mentorship and its impact on personal and professional growth. Discover the incredible stories of students whose lives have been transformed through the foundation's scholarship and mentorship programs. Tune in to learn how you can unlock your potential and make a difference in the lives of others.
Join Tej on an inspiring journey as she delves into the world of play with the renowned "Play Lady" Pat Rumbaugh. In this episode of Chezuba Talks, we explore the importance of play for physical and mental well-being, community building, and fostering creativity. Pat, the founder of Let's Play America, shares her insights on why play is crucial for both children and adults. Discover how Pat's nonprofit organization is dedicated to creating safe spaces for outdoor and indoor play, making play a regular part of people's lives. Get ready to be motivated and reflect on the role of play in your own life!
Campbell Plowden, founder of Amazon Ecology, is a lifelong advocate for people and nature. With a background in activism and conservation, Campbell now focuses on creating sustainable livelihoods and empowering communities in the Peruvian Amazon. He works with traditional artisans from native and mestizo communities, promoting fair trade handicrafts and strengthening leadership and marketing skills.
Craig Floyd is the co-founder of Restore Education After Disasters (READ), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students regain a sense of normalcy and continue their education following natural disasters. Craig's inspiration to start READ came after his own school was affected by a devastating fire, leading him to realize the lack of support for students in such situations. With a passion for rebuilding schools and providing essential supplies, Craig and his team have already made a significant impact by distributing over 5,000 backpacks to students in need.
Welcome to the Chezuba Talks podcast, where we highlight agents of change and share inspiring stories that ignite the spirit. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of primate conservation with our special guest, Debra Curtin, the president and founder of the New England Primate Conservancy. Prepare to be captivated by the astonishing diversity of primate species and learn about the urgent need for their protection.
Taleana Williams-Hurst is an FAA-certified remote pilot, parent advocate, and a source of inspiration for youth and families affected by autism or special needs challenges. She is on a mission to challenge stereotypes and showcase the capabilities of individuals with autism. In this engaging episode of Chezuba Talks, host Tej invites Taiana Hurst, an FAA-certified remote pilot and advocate for autism and special needs, to share her inspiring journey. Taleana reveals her mission to empower individuals with autism, showcasing their potential in the drone technology field. Listeners will learn about the challenges faced by autistic individuals when taking the FAA part 107 knowledge test, the wide range of applications for drones, and the career opportunities available. Taiana's work and dedication prove that individuals with autism can excel and make meaningful contributions in various industries.
Join host Tej as she delves into the transformative journey of trauma survivors and explores the concept of post-traumatic growth. In this thought-provoking podcast, Tej engages in insightful conversations with inspiring individuals who have not only overcome trauma but also found strength, purpose, and meaning in their lives. From experts in the field to everyday heroes, each guest shares their unique story and offers valuable insights into navigating the challenges of trauma. Whether you're seeking personal growth or wish to support others in their healing journey, this podcast is your guide to understanding the power of resilience and the path to a brighter future.
In this enlightening episode of "Awake and Aware," join host Tej as she delves into the world of circadian rhythm sleep disorders with expert guest Naomi Mittet. As an advocate for those affected by these disorders, Naomi sheds light on the challenges faced by individuals with non-24 sleep-wake disorder and delayed sleep phase disorder. Together, they explore the impact of these disorders on physical, mental, and emotional well-being, while discussing the importance of recognition, diagnosis, and treatment. Discover the genetic components, lifestyle factors, and potential solutions to help you better understand and manage your sleep patterns. Join the conversation and take charge of your sleep health!
Join us on Footprints in Africa, a captivating podcast that shares incredible stories of nonprofits around the world and the narratives of people who have suffered and made it their mission to create positive change for the greater good. In each episode, we delve into the fight against superstition, the challenges faced by village elders, and the journey of rescuing children from tribal killings. Our host, Tammy Darmel, founder and president of Footprints in Africa, takes us on a compelling exploration of her vision and compassion for humanity, fueled by her love for the African continent. With over two decades of community service experience, Tammy is no stranger to the complexities of building and nurturing nonprofit organizations. In this podcast, we uncover the inspiring highlights of her conversations with guests, shedding light on their remarkable work, the impact they create, and the stories that drive them. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and uplifted as we showcase the footprints of change being made in Africa and beyond.
Join host Tej as she delves into the world of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and their impact on creating a better future. In this episode, she welcomes Nuria, an erudite young lady with extensive knowledge in geography, GIS, and remote sensing. With a PhD in Library and Information Sciences, Nuria is an assistant professor at the Compliants University of Madrid and an affiliated researcher at the University of Yale. Her expertise lies in organizational sustainability and bibliometrics. Together, Tej and Nuria explore the significance of SDGs and their role in addressing global economic, social, and environmental challenges. They discuss the OS DG (Open Science for Sustainable Development Goals) initiative, which aims to increase awareness and empower individuals to contribute to the SDGs. Noria explains how the OS DG tool classifies texts and PDFs into different SDGs, allowing researchers, students, and citizens to understand the alignment of their work with the goals. They also delve into the citizen science initiative launched by OS DG, which aims to capture the diverse perspectives and understandings of SDGs across different communities. Noria highlights the challenges of representing marginalized communities and discusses ongoing efforts to ensure broad representation. Throughout the conversation, Nuria emphasizes the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in their research. The machine learning approaches used in the OS DG tool help classify texts and improve its performance over time. They discuss how AI plays a crucial role in analyzing and understanding the different perspectives and concerns of citizens. The ultimate goal of their research is to use the information collected to create awareness, inform policymakers, and bridge the gap between public understanding and policy implementation. Nuria explains how this bottom-up perspective can help identify gaps in public knowledge and guide awareness campaigns and policy decisions. By giving citizens a voice, the OS DG initiative aims to shape a sustainable future driven by collective action.
Join us in this captivating episode of our podcast as we delve into the fascinating world of elephants. Elephants are not just large, majestic creatures; they are intelligent, empathetic, and crucial ecological engineers. However, African elephants are facing a dire situation, with less than 500,000 remaining in the wild and a significant portion of their habitats falling outside protected areas, leading to increased human-animal conflicts. But there is hope. Meet Dr. Kate Evans, the founder, CEO, and principal researcher of Elephants for Africa, a registered charity in England and Wales, and an NGO in Botswana. Dr. Evans, an award-winning behavioural ecologist and conservation biologist, conducted groundbreaking research on the behavioral ecology and movements of adolescent male African elephants in the Okavango Delta. In this episode, Dr. Evans shares her personal journey of falling in love with elephants and how it shaped her life's mission. She also sheds light on the critical importance of understanding male elephants' behavior and their role as the main instigators of conflicts with local communities. Get ready to be inspired by Dr. Evans' passion for conservation and her dedication to ensuring the survival of these magnificent creatures.
Jim Grant is the Executive Director of the Global Birthing Home Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Leawood, Kansas. With a background in IT, Jim made a career change to pursue a socially redeeming job. He joined the foundation in 2008 and has since been dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in rural Haitian communities. Jim's passion for making a positive impact on society led him to the organization's mission of providing high-quality maternal and infant healthcare services in underserved areas.
Sarah Wolk, the executive director and secretary at Equal Vote and Star Voting Action, is an expert in sustainability and design with a passion for music, adventure, and community organizing. Sarah is dedicated to building a coalition that can heal democracy by challenging traditional election practices.
In this episode of Chezuba Talks , Tej welcomes Ishan Jha, CEO and founder of Travel Hands, a remarkable nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering visually impaired individuals. With a mission to connect visually impaired people with fully sighted volunteers, Travel Hands transforms everyday errands into safer and more memorable experiences. Discover how Travel Hands started, the challenges they faced, and their innovative approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of both VIPs and volunteers. Ishan shares the heartwarming stories and highlights the positive impact of these journeys, fostering new friendships and creating lasting bonds. Tune in to learn about their strict safety procedures, collaboration with organizations and stakeholders, the impact of COVID-19, and their future plans to expand and create a more inclusive society.
In the podcast "Dreams of Joy: Spreading Christmas Magic to Those in Need," host Tej invites listeners to join her in exploring the heartwarming work of Christmas Dreams, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing entertainment and creating positive memories for terminally ill children. Paige sits down with Leanne Steer, the passionate President of Christmas Dreams, to discuss the inspiration behind the organization and how they make a difference in the lives of these children and their families. From early celebrations to a mobile experience in a specially designed trailer, Leanne shares the incredible ways they bring joy, comfort, and hope to families facing difficult times. Tune in to learn more about their heartwarming initiatives and find out how you can support their mission.
Join host Tej in an enlightening conversation with William "Billy" Creech, president of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association (MDHCA), as they delve into the significance of natural and cultural history preservation. Discover the intricate relationship between humans and the environment throughout history, and how organizations like MDHCA are working to protect the Mojave Desert's resources. Billy shares his personal journey, from his childhood experiences in the Mojave Desert to his pivotal role in restoring the historic Mojave Road. Learn about the challenges faced in conserving the delicate ecosystem and promoting responsible exploration. Explore the treasure trove of historical artifacts and documents curated by MDHCA, shedding light on the rich heritage of the desert. Get ready to embark on a captivating adventure through time, conservation, and the wonders of the Mojave Desert.
Join us as we delve into the world of gamete donation and its impact on families and individuals. In this episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Wendy Kramer, the founder of Donor Sibling Registry (DSR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting donor-conceived individuals and their families. Wendy shares her insights on the emotional and practical aspects of gamete donation and the transformative power of connection. Discover the mission of DSR, the challenges faced by the industry, and the importance of transparency and ethical practices. This conversation sheds light on the journey of donor-conceived individuals and the need for a more inclusive and compassionate approach to gamete donation.
Join us as we delve into the innovative work of Ariel Fristoe, the artistic director of the nonprofit Out of Hand Theater. Ariel and her team have revolutionized the way we engage with important issues through their immersive dinner theater experiences. Get ready to be captivated by their unique approach, as we uncover how a simple dinner conversation can overcome racial inequity and spark transformation in our communities.
Michael Brosowski AM is the founder and strategic Director of Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping kids safe and ending human trafficking. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Michael has been a leading advocate in the fight against child trafficking in Vietnam. His dedication and work have earned him recognition as one of CNN's heroes in 2011, becoming the first Australian to receive this prestigious accolade.
Peter "Pete" Cline, CEO and founder of Best Motorsports, an award-winning nonprofit and non-clinical outreach program that supports and empowers active military, National Guard, Reserve members, gold star parents, and veterans with service-connected injuries and their caregivers.
Join Tej, the host of Chezuba Talks, a podcast dedicated to sharing stories of hope and inspiration, as she celebrates the incredible people who dare to dream of serving the community and fighting against all odds. In this episode, Tej welcomes Paula Myrick, the founder and executive director of Refresh Her Community. Paula is a life coach and community champion for African American caregivers and single moms. Together, they delve into the importance of recognizing and supporting caregivers and the challenges they face. Get ready to be inspired and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of caregivers.
In this captivating episode, podcast host Tej interviews Jennifer Ramirez, an incredible woman who has dedicated her life to healing and empowering women. Jennifer is the founder of And Rise, a non-profit organization focused on supporting trauma survivors and providing free counseling services. Through her own personal experiences as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a single mother, Jennifer shares her story of resilience, courage, and transformation.
Amy Crane is the dynamic Executive Director of Reach, a top non-profit organization that offers therapy services focused on a family-centered model. With extensive training in trauma-informed care, feeding therapy, and neurodiverse affirming response, Amy leads a team of therapists dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families facing a variety of challenges, including sensory processing disorder, autism, ADHD, and more.
Join us on "Kawasaki Disease: Unveiling the Hidden Threat," a captivating podcast that delves into the world of Kawasaki disease and raises awareness about its alarming impact on young hearts. In this episode, we have a renowned guest, Dee, an accomplished co-designer known for her work with celebrities like Beyoncé, Cher, Shania Twain, Eddie Izzard, and Warner Brothers. Beyond her illustrious career, Dee is the founder and chairwoman of Kawasaki Disease UK, driven by her personal experience with the disease when her daughter was misdiagnosed. Dee's relentless efforts to spread awareness and early detection have saved countless lives.
Rob, the executive director of CCPC (Christian Center of Park City), is a passionate and experienced leader with over 29 years of expertise in building and leading nonprofit organizations. Known for his contagious energy and entrepreneurial spirit, Rob is a sought-after speaker, seminar facilitator, and host of the nonprofit leadership podcast. He has been recognized as a hometown hero and has been invited to prestigious programs such as the Harvard Business School's Young American Leaders program. With his dedication to meeting people at their point of need and making a positive impact, Rob embodies the values and mission of CCPC.
Join us as we dive into the vibrant world of jazz and explore its influence on American culture. In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Donny Thompson, the executive director of Jazz Outreach Initiative (JOI). JOI is a nationally recognized educational nonprofit based in Las Vegas, Nevada, dedicated to connecting young people with the rich and diverse world of jazz. Donny holds a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a master's degree in nonprofit administration from Louisiana State University. With his passion for education, music, and philanthropy, Donny has been instrumental in supporting jazz programs and initiatives across the Las Vegas Valley.
Are you a pet parent looking for ways to improve your furry friend's health and increase their longevity? Join us on "Pawsome Health," where we dive into the world of raw food diets for pets. In this episode, we have a fascinating conversation with Thomas Sandberg, a board-certified Animal Naturopathic Researcher and the founder of the Long Living Pets Research Foundation. With over 18 years of experience helping pet owners transition to raw food and supporting pets with cancer, Thomas shares valuable insights into the benefits of a species-appropriate diet and its impact on pets' well-being.
Join us on Chezuba Talks as we engage in a powerful conversation with George W. Holden, Ph.D., President and Professor Emeritus at Southern Methodist University. Driven by his passion for social development and parent-child relationships, Dr. Holden sheds light on the urgent need to end corporal punishment. Discover the misconceptions surrounding physical discipline, the detrimental effects on parent-child relationships, and the positive alternatives that promote cooperation and respect. This thought-provoking discussion challenges societal norms and advocates for a future where every child is raised with love and compassion.
In this episode of Chezuba Talks, we are joined by Lauren Greenwood, the compassionate founder of Ask Mr Frisky org, a nonprofit dedicated to animal rescue. Lauren draws inspiration from the unsung heroes in the animal welfare community who go above and beyond to make a difference without recognition. From the underpaid vet tech buying medications out of her own pocket to the senior couple rescuing animals on the euthanasia list, these unseen heroes fuel Lauren's passion for helping neglected and abused animals. Tune in to hear Lauren's journey, the challenges faced by her organization, and the incredible transformations she witnesses in the lives of the animals she saves.
A circular economy favours activities that preserve value in the form of energy, labour, and materials. Today, more than ever, the world needs Entojutu and the black soldier fly to rally for food production.
This mentorship program app aligns intrapersonal strengths with interpersonal resources and opportunities, so youth can thrive.
Standing Tall And Manifesting Purpose Each Day STAMP is just one of the ways Janea Harris wants to change the community. Tune in to hear her story.
Angelique tells us about how Variety of Illinois got its mission after a little girl was left at the doorstep of eleven young men affiliated with show business.She was named Catherine Variety Sheridan. Listen to how this organisation has helped thousands with disability to survive and thrive!
The Banyan tree is a fascinating and iconic tree that holds a special place in many cultures and is an important symbol of strength, longevity, and community. Listen to how Alison Palumbo is emulating this majestic symbol.
This toddler dad started this non-profit that eliminates single-use plastic from schools and restaurants by subsidizing the purchase of reusable replacements. They have eliminated more than 8 million single-use plastic food ware items from the waste stream, and counting!
People who have been sexually assaulted often experience a range of emotions and reactions, and no two survivors of assault will feel exactly the same way about their experience. It may take years for someone to be able to talk about their experience. Hearing others talk about what was done to them can help someone feel they are not alone.
Non-profit organizations that focus on disabilities aim to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities by providing resources, support, and advocacy. These organizations work tirelessly to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same opportunities and rights as their able-bodied counterparts. They also strive to raise awareness and educate the community about disability-related issues, creating a more inclusive and accepting society.
Everyone has a role to play in creating a more inclusive society, and TRC works towards this goal by providing resources and guidance for having productive conversations about race and difference.
Listen to this talk with, Aabiskar Thapa , Social Entrepreneur / Founder and MD of Sharing Seeds, an organsiation dedicated to everything organic in the beautiful valleys of Nepal.
The peace corps led her to Zambia, and she called it her home. Heather has drank water from a puddle just like everyone else in Sierra Leone and lived to not only tell the tale, but change the narrative too!
This organization exists to create opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) in the US by integrating programs for inclusivity and advance the social, political, and economic well-being. Listen to Mabel Menard about how change is needed.
In soccer, too often ego gets in the way of building caring and cohesive teams. One organisation’s mantra of “Leave your shoes at the door" is a continuous reminder that humility, not ego, is what makes communities stronger, on and off the field.
You'll be appalled at the amount of food that is wasted across the world; this non-profit founded by Frederick is bringing change and feeding the hungry.
" Just a little less stress, a little less need, and a little more money that I did not have to spend on food and clothes." says Bonnie of her experience at The Canby Center. Ray Keen is the guy to make that happen.
Tailwinds of Hope Non Profit was created to honor the memory of Zachary Capra, a future commercial airline pilot. His memory has been kept alive in various forms by his family and friends.
Dr. Carol Collum's passion is to encourage others to expand their knowledge base and skill sets to become a viable asset to the community.
The Max’s Kansas Project embraces the philosophy of Mickey Ruskin, the creator of Max’s Kansas City,a true patron of the arts who provided a refuge, a home-away-from-home for everybody who was anybody in the arts, and now, his ex- wife Yvonne is dedicated to providing emergency funding and resources to financially distressed individuals in the creative and performing arts for housing, medical and legal aid.
Guildance community development is a non profit that only empowers, encourages, and strengthens all people living with HIV/AIDS but also alleviates poverty in the community through training, credit facilities, bridging the gender gap, and caring for people in prison as also organizing training for farmers to solve the problem of food crisis in Nigeria.
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