Much like other cities in America, Chicago also faces the problem of hunger and childhood obesity, two pandemics that are not mutually exclusive. Not only are children going hungry, many children are eating badly and are undereducated on nutrition. On top of school closings, there is limited education and fine arts programming available to students at Chicago schools. Everybody Dance Now! Chicago has a solution to help their community.
Meet Team Pirates for Change, a group of Oceanside High School students who are committed to creating a safe and supportive school for all students. Through their social action project---an innovative character building solution, and with the help of other collaborative partners, they are working to create unity at Oceanside High School. The mission of Pirates for Change is "developing our community one student at a time.” By supporting their project, Pirates for Change will help build a network of young people willing and able to unify a whole school and community to promote peace and mutual respect.
Join us in fighting an epidemic! Become part of the Global Girl Media campaign to end sexual harassment and violence against women worldwide by watching our documentary "Breaking the Silence About Sexual Harassment: Moroccans Speak Out" on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The film will be streamed live from Casablanca, Morocco with discussions from local key actors to follow. Then, help us to promote the documentary and further the campaign when we take the screening to universities and colleges nationwide and showcase our TOOLKIT: a study guide, educational resource, and call to action for everyone to end the epidemic.
In the last 20 years, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA, has turn into a hub for Asian immigrants, primarily Chinese immigrants, and many are former Boston Chinatown residents moving away from the high cost of rent and living in the city. 24% of Quincy's population is of Asian decent with a student population over 10,000 in the Quincy Public School district. There is a large under served population of Asian students and their families with limited English proficiency, facing a difficult transition into the American educational system, and unfamiliar with American systems and culture.
The city of Berkeley is often well known for being home to the famous University of California, Berkeley—also often overshadowing the poverty surrounding it. With 20.5% of citizens in poverty, Berkeley has an above average level of compared to the state of California. Young people in the community are faced with many of the same challenges and social issues all across the nation--lack of arts education funding, rising obesity rates, after-school crime and drug abuse to name a few. EDN Berkeley would like to help solve some of these issues with dance, community building and more!
Children love to tell stories. However, in some parts of the world, their creative voices are never heard. Team Seeds is determined to provide these children with a voice. The 1,001 Stories Project works to ensure that all children across the globe have a voice regardless of their circumstances by providing them with the means to capture their stories through their own voices and distribute them around the world through mobile apps, bringing the sales proceeds back to their families and communities. Team Coordinator Anisha Mudaliar is working in one of the main orphanages in the city of Nagpur, India, to help some amazing young orphans share their stories with the world.