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Common Threads

Nutrition and Cooking Education for Kids and Families

By integrating preventative health programs into school districts and community organizations, Common Threads not only helps combat the rising number of diet-related diseases, but also cultivates a culture that embraces a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food. Read More

Second Harvest Heartland

Working to End Local Hunger

Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most innovative food banks and sustainable support systems. Helping hungry neighbors find their next meal—so they can thrive at work, in the classroom and in their communities—is what drives Second Harvest Heartland, its partners and supporters. Read More

Friends of the National Zoo

Washed Ashore Art Exhibition

Hosted by the Friends of the National Zoo at the Smithsonian National Zoo, the Washed Ashore Art Exhibition features giant, imaginative sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches across the country. Read More

Brennan Center for Justice

at the NYU School of Law

The Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan think tank and policy institute that advocates for innovative improvements to our systems of democracy and justice. For twenty years the Brennan Center has conducted rigorous research and promoted scholarly discourse and writing ... Read More


Digital Learning

PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all children are able to power their learning through a combination of technology and the people who matter most to their success – parents and teachers. Their mission is to help students in low-income communities, together ... Read More

Iowa State University

Troxel Hall

Dedication ceremonies for Troxel Hall, Iowa State University's newest classroom auditorium, were held on August 30, 2013. Named in honor of Douglas D. Troxel, an ISU alumnus and President and CEO of the Change Happens Foundation, the 400-seat classroom auditorium optimizes the quality of ... Read More

Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation

Galaxy Garden

Working with space artist Jon Lomberg, the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) is in the beginning stages of creating a Galaxy Garden at their Earth and Space Science Technology Education facility on a dedicated ½ acre of their 39 acre site. Read More

Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy

Elings Center for Engineering Education

The ceremonial ribbon was cut at the Elings Center for Engineering Education in Galeta California on October 2, 2011. The Change Happens Meeting Room is part of this state of the art STEM education facility, built to accommodate the expanding Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy. Read More

Vida Verde

Nature Education

Vida Verde was founded in 2001 by two former Teach for America classroom teachers who saw a pressing need for disadvantaged youth to have educational experiences outside of the classroom. Their vision led to the formation of Vida Verde, and that innovative vision has been carefully ... Read More

United Anglers of Casa Grande

Petaluma River Watershed Habitat Restoration Project

Dedicated to public education and community service, the United Anglers of Casa Grande is an educational organization whose purpose is to promote environmental awareness and activism through hands-on habitat restoration that supports the survival and recovery of federally threatened salmon fishes. Read More

Caravan to Class

Samdiar School, Mali

Imagining a world where the fundamental right of education is assured for every child everywhere, Caravan to Class seeks to bring education to villages around Timbuktu and the Southern Sahara through building schools and supporting their operations. Read More

University of Hawai‘i

Lyon Arboretum Micropropagation Lab

Ground has been broken for the new Micropropagation Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Lyon Arboretum. The $2.5-million facility will expand the arboretum’s important efforts to store, propagate and eventually restore many of Hawai‘i’s rare native plants. Read More

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

Clean Water Now!

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) is a group of everyday people who talk, act and get things done on issues that matter most. With over 3,400 members from all walks of life – urban and rural, black and white, immigrants and lifelong Iowans – CCI has been tackling tough issues and getting things done ... Read More