92nd Street Y
92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. For 140 years, we have harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world.
As a proudly Jewish organization, 92Y enthusiastically welcomes and reaches out to people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds while embracing Jewish values like learning and self-improvement, the importance of family, the joy of life, and giving back to our wonderfully diverse and growing community, both locally and around the world.
Ada S. McKinley Community Service Organization
Ada Sophia McKinley, a Chicago social reformer and settlement leader, established the South Side Settlement House in 1919. Today, her extraordinary South Side Settlement House has become Ada S. McKinley Community Services—a comprehensive social services organization that serves more than 10,000 people each year at 38 program sites throughout the Chicago area. One of the most trusted human services organizations in Chicago, Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. is comprehensive, responsive, and community-based, working to enable positive change in the lives of individuals and families, thereby strengthening the communities in which they live and work. They believe that all individuals, regardless of disabilities or other limiting conditions deserve the opportunity to live healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.
American Jewish Historical Society
The American Jewish Historical Society is the oldest ethnic, cultural archive in the United States. AJHS provides access to more than 25 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present.
At our home on West 16th street in downtown Manhattan, as well as in our Boston branch on Newbury street, AJHS illuminates American Jewish history through our many archival treasures, scholarship, exhibitions, and public programs. Among the treasures of this heritage are the handwritten original of Emma Lazarus’ The New Colossus, which graces the Statue of Liberty; records of the nation’s leading Jewish communal organizations, and important collections in the fields of education, philanthropy, science, sports, business, and the arts.
America SCORES Boston was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1999 as the first affiliate of the national organization America SCORES. SCORES has grown to become one of the largest after-school programs operating in the Boston Public School District – growing from 4 elementary schools serving 100 kids during our first year to delivering 43 programs to more than 1,400 kids enrolled in grades k-12 throughout Boston. The mission of SCORES is to inspire Boston youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence & character to make a difference in the world.
American Antiquarian Society
Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library. The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. AAS was presented with the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House.
Arm In Arm
The Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton was founded in 1980. Its mission is to partner with the community to achieve food, housing, and employment stability for its neighbors in need. Assisted by dedicated weekly volunteers, its 16 staff members serve some 1,400 families and individuals each month. It is located in three accessible locations, two in downtown Trenton, and one in downtown Princeton. Its core program areas are housing stability, hunger prevention and workforce development.
Ascend Learning is a leading nonprofit charter management organization based in Brooklyn that creates scalable K-12 solutions to the underachievement of economically underserved children. Founded in 2008, Ascend Learning currently operates seven high performing charter elementary schools and two middle schools and will be opening its first high school next year. At maturity, each school will include a lower, middle, and high school. In the next five years, Ascend is positioned to have 7,000 students enrolled at seventeen schools.
Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is a national trade association representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states. ACAP’s mission is to represent and strengthen not-for-profit, safety net health plans as they work with providers and caregivers in their communities to improve the health and well- being of vulnerable populations in a cost-effective manner. Collectively, ACAP plans serve more than thirteen million enrollees, representing more than 50 percent of individuals enrolled in Medicaid-focused health plans.
ACAP currently has 12 full-time staff and is located in downtown Washington, DC. Our activities fall into two general categories: advocating on behalf of our member health plans on a national level, and providing technical assistance to and facilitating learning between our member health plans. We have sponsored an internship program for many years, with part-time semester interns from area universities in the fall and spring and full-time summer interns. Our CEO attended Princeton for graduate school and remains involved in the community, so becoming involved in the PICS program is a logical move.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The AAMC represents all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 68 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world’s most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions. Comprising only six percent of all hospitals, AAMC members operate:
- 47 percent of all organ transplant centers;
- 60 percent of all level-one trauma centers;
- 78 percent of all burn beds, and;
- provide nearly half of all hospital charity care nationwide.
The AAMC will be accepting interns in its Health Care Affairs, Scientific Affairs, and Diversity Policy and Programs teams.
B-SAFE – Bishop’s Summer Academic & Fun Enrichment Program
The B-SAFE Program (Bishop’s Summer Academic & Fun Enrichment Program) provides safe, enriching activities for hundreds of Boston youth and teens. The program strives to build a loving community; to broaden the horizons of our young people through academics, the arts, athletics, technology training and educational field trips; and to provide meaningful jobs for teens. The B-SAFE program is designed to respond to the needs and challenges of young people in neighborhoods in and around Boston. The program’s integrated youth programs have the mission of building a community where all people feel safe, feel big, and feel connected.
Baker Industries, Inc.
Baker Industries was founded in 1980 as the direct result of the energy and ingenuity of two individuals who had searched for years in vain for an appropriate working environment for their epileptic, learning-disabled son. The purpose of the 33-year old workforce development program is to instill a strong work ethic among vulnerable adults (people with disabilities, former substance abusers, ex-offenders, and homeless people) and, in doing so, build their self-esteem and work skills to the point where those who are able are ready to move into the real workforce.
Boston Children’s Hospital
The Mission of Boston Children’s hospital is to provide the highest quality health care, be the leading source of research and discovery, educate the next generation of leaders in child health and to enhance the health and well-being of the children and families in our local community.
The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement provides evaluative, diagnostic, and therapeutic care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with disorders of the head and neck. Within the Department are several programs providing problem-specific multidiscipline care. These programs include the Center for Aero-Digestive Disorders, the Center for Head, Neck and Skull Base Tumors, the Cochlear Implant Program, the Voice and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Program, and the recently opened Balance and Vestibular Disorders Program.
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) is committed to a singular, powerful mission— to provide and assure access to the highest quality health care for Boston’s homeless men, women and children. BHCHP maintains strong ties with the medical community, operating daily hospital-based primary care clinics for homeless patients on the campuses of Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center. In addition, BHCHP’s multi-disciplinary teams deliver direct medical, dental and behavioral health services to homeless men, women, and children in over 80 unconventional locations – in shelters and soup kitchens, under bridges, along back alleys, and even behind the backstretch barns of a local thoroughbred racetrack. BHCHP also runs a unique 104-bed medical respite program that provides sophisticated, round-the-clock medical and nursing care for homeless individuals when they are too sick for shelters or the street but not in need of a costly inpatient hospital stay.
Breakthrough Miami is an eight-year, tuition-free academic enrichment program that provides motivated middle-school students from underserved communities with the tools they need to achieve their most ambitious goals in life. Our students-teaching-students internship engages outstanding older students as teachers, mentors and role models, so that our scholars enter and thrive in college-prep high schools and enroll in college. This award-winning program serves 1,000 talented students. More than 95 percent of our students attend public middle- and high-schools in Miami-Dade County, while participating in our enrichment activities on five independent school sites.
By The Hand Club For Kids
By The Hand is committed to serving children from the most under-resourced, dangerous neighborhoods. We work closely with school principals to identify those who are most likely to drop out—those who are failing and in critical need of intervention. Typically, they are not meeting reading standards and they often have significant hardships that require special attention to overcome. It is our vision to help each one of these children experience abundant and everlasting life.
By The Hand began in 2001 with 16 children from Cabrini-Green. Since then, we have witnessed transformation within the lives of our kids—and as an organization. This year we are serving 1,180 kids from Cabrini-Green, Altgeld-Murray, Austin and Englewood. From the time they enroll in our program until they’re walking independently as well-adjusted, responsible adults, our mission is to literally and figuratively take our kids by the hand and walk alongside them. We tutor them to academic excellence. We mentor them to make wise, life-defining decisions. And we care for them as our own, meeting their basic nutritional and healthcare needs.
Catalyst Miami’s mission is to develop and support individual leadership and strong organizations that work together to improve health, education, and economic opportunity in our community.
What we’ve learned from nearly two decades in our line of work: making our vision a reality requires focus on three community building strategies.
1. PROSPER: Community residents must be healthy and financially secure.
2. LEAD: Residents of our community must recognize their leadership potential.
3. CATALYZE: Organizations and networks promoting community well-being must build power and impact. We must work together, across sectors, to create change that improves the quality of life for residents.
Our programs and initiatives endeavor to further our community building strategies, while strengthening partnerships and promoting collaboration across Miami-Dade County. We weave our organization’s core values throughout our work.
CATA – Farmworker Support Committee
El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA – Farmworker Support Committee) is a non-profit, migrant farmworker organization governed by and comprised of farmworkers who are actively engaged in the struggle for better working and living conditions. CATA’s mission is to empower and educate farmworkers through leadership development and capacity building so that they are able to make informed decision on the best course of action to promote and defend their civil and human rights. For the past thirty- five years, CATA has committed itself to facilitating the organizing of farmworkers, based upon the belief that only through organizing and collective action will farmworkers be able to achieve justice. CATA implements its program in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Delmarva Peninsula.
CATA’s work is based on the Popular Education Methodology, which develops migrant and immigrant workers’ ability to analyze their reality in order to make collective decisions. As such, CATA’s core work addresses the root causes of hunger, poverty, and injustice. In all our activities CATA’s implementation is based on the direct participation of farmworkers themselves and their families. Capacity-building, training, and leadership development are infused throughout all the work we do – ensuring that workers develop the skills and tools needed to advocate for themselves and improve their lives. CATA’s scope of work spans across multi-issue areas including labor rights, health and safety, pesticide prevention, HIV prevention, immigration rights, environmental justice, food access, organic labor standards, and fair trade issues.
Center for Supportive Schools
Founded in 1979, the mission of the Center for Supportive Schools (CSS, formerly known as Princeton Center for Leadership Training) is to develop, disseminate, and promote peer leadership, advisory, and other evidence-based K-12 solutions that enable and inspire schools to more fully engage students in learning, better connect students to their schools, motivate and equip students to make decisions responsibly, and accelerate academic achievement.
Chicago Children’s Museum
Chicago Children’s Museum’s mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect.
Chicago Children’s Museum is a place where families and caregivers with infants and children are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play. The museum features three vibrant floors of exhibits and activities that provide sensory experiences and engaging educational content focusing on literacy, science, math, visual and performing arts, and health.
Some of CCM’s most popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Expedition, where kids can dig for dinosaur bones in an authentic excavation pit; WaterWays, an interactive system of pulleys, pumps, and pipes showcasing the wonders of water; Kids Town, an early-learning exhibit featuring a real CTA bus, mini-grocery store and kid-sized cityscape; daily free family art workshops in the Kraft Artabounds Studio; Pritzker Playspace, an area designed specifically for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents; Play It Safe, a realistic firehouse and fire truck that invites families to learn about fire safety through play; and Skyline, a National Science Foundation-funded exhibit that explores the science, engineering, art, and technology that keep Chicago’s tallest buildings standing.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was founded in 1855 as the first hospital dedicated to the care of children in the United States. Today, it is a pediatric integrated delivery system that includes an urban quaternary care hospital with over 500 beds and a network that includes over 50 sites of care. CHOP is ranked the #1 pediatric hospital by Parents magazine and U.S. News & World Report. Physician faculty at CHOP have their clinical appointments at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and engage in a diverse array of basic, clinical, translational, and health services research under the umbrella of CHOP’s Research Institute. The Hospital, its leadership and its faculty are also involved in a number of local, regional, national, and international initiatives related to health policy, delivery system reform, and innovation.
Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center is a non-profit health care facility, 303 beds, providing total pediatric care to children from birth through 21 years of age regardless the race, creed, geographic boundaries or the parent’s ability to pay. The mission of Children’s National Health System is to improve health outcomes for children regionally, nationally and internationally, to be a leader in creating innovative solutions to pediatric healthcare problems and excel in Care Advocacy, Research and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents, and their families.
Children’s Scholarship Fund
CSFP is a privately-funded program whose mission is to provide students from low-income Philadelphia families with financial access to quality, safe, K-8th grade tuition-based schools, thereby increasing the long-term economic and social success of their children. CSFP grants four-year, need- based partial scholarships to students from low-income Philadelphia families, all of which are awarded by random lottery. CSFP scholarships allow these students the opportunity to gain a solid foundational education that is critical to their future achievements, especially during this challenging time in education in Philadelphia.
City of Homestead
The City of Homestead is a municipality incorporated in the State of Florida in 1913. The City operates under a City Council – Manager form of Government and provides the following services for its current 65,000 residents as authorized by its Charter: general government, community development, parks and recreation, public safety, and public works.
Climate Central is an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public in order to communicate the science and effects of climate change to the public and decision-makers. Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Climate Central’s scientists publish and our journalists report on climate science, energy, sea level rise, wildfires, drought, and related topics.
The Climate Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to empowering and educating people to halt global warming in our lifetime. This will ultimately be achieved by developing ways to balance carbon at the gigaton scale on land and in the sea.
Founded in 1974 as a bold response to the mass release of patients from New York’s psychiatric hospitals, the mission of Community Access is to assist people with psychiatric disabilities in making the transition from shelters and institutions to independent living. It provides safe, affordable housing and support services, and it advocates for the rights of people to live without fear or stigma.
Community L.I.F.T. revitalizes neighborhoods through strategic investments in the areas of human capacity-building and economic and community development that result in sustainable thriving communities. Community L.I.F.T., Corp also known as LIFT (Leveraging Investments For Transformation), emerged out of a citywide planning process called Greater Memphis Neighborhoods (GMN).
LIFT was created on November 10, 2010, as a local community development intermediary to fill the void of scaled, comprehensive neighborhood redevelopment. LIFT acts as a clearinghouse that aggressively pursues sources of financial, human and intellectual capital. LIFT has an affiliate “emerging” Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), or non-traditional bank, River City Capital Investment Corporation (River City).
Covenant House New Jersey
Each year in the U.S. alone, as many as 2 million youth experience a period of homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets. Their hope and promise are lost forever unless they find someone — like the staff and volunteers of Covenant House New Jersey — to love and care for them.
Our job is to protect the young people who come through our door, be a reflection of love to them and help them to change their lives.
Homeless kids have rights. They have the right to a home … the right to food … the right to guidance and an education … the right to be free from sexual, emotional, or physical abuse … and the right to be free from exploitation. These kids have the right to be safe and – most importantly – to be loved.
Curtis Institute of Music
The Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. During the summer, Curtis opens its doors to provide musicians and music lovers opportunity to explore classical music and experience Curtis Institute of Music’s “learn by doing” philosophy. Curtis Summerfest offers programs that are produced by Curtis Institute of Music and provide facilities rentals for outside summer programs.
Descanso Gardens Guild
Descanso Gardens is a 160-acre botanic garden, located minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the foothills community of La Canada Flintridge, adjacent to Pasadena, and serving visitors and members from all over the Los Angeles region. Its mission is to practice exemplary stewardship of Descanso’s distinctive character and assets; offer people an experience close to nature; and cultivate understanding of the natural world and people’s place in it through inspiration, education and example.
Eagle Rock Development Corp.
Nationally recognized Eagle Rock is both a school for high school age students and a professional development center for adults, particularly educators. The school is a year- round, residential, and full-scholarship school that enrolls young people ages 15-17 from around the United States in an innovative learning program with national recognition. The Professional Development Center hosts educators from around the world who wish to engage in education renewal, reform and reinvention.
Eagle Rock’s mission is stated in two sentences, one pertaining to work with young people and the other to work with educators: An Eagle Rock student has the desire and is prepared to make a difference in the world. Eagle Rock has a positive effect on schools in the United States. Eagle Rock is a value-driven school. A fundamental philosophy, “Eight Plus Five Equals Ten,” has animated the school for more than a seventeen years. The eight themes, five expectations, and ten commitments shape daily living; they are the source and purpose of ongoing conversations.
At Education Outside, we’re committed to advancing science in public schools, outdoors. We transform school gardens into living outdoor classrooms, where we teach a standards-based curriculum during the school day. Our goal is to bring hands-on, experiential science and environmental education to every public elementary school student as a part of the regular school day, throughout the school year.
As Education Outside has learned by experience, schools need trained, on-the-ground staff to unlock the educational power of their green schoolyards and to spearhead important school greening efforts—an impossibility for many schools with limited financial resources.
Our program is designed to overcome this inequity and make high-quality outdoor education available to every public elementary school.
Egan Maritime Institute
The mission of the Egan Maritime Institute and its affiliates is to advance the appreciation, documentation, preservation, and study of the art, history, literature, architecture, and traditions of Nantucket, all of which are shaped by the maritime character of people who live by the sea—for within these people lies, in great part, the story of America. The Egan Maritime Institute envisions a healthy and vigorous future for Nantucket through widespread understanding of, and deep respect for the island’s rich maritime heritage.
Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court
The State of Florida is divided into 20 judicial circuits, or areas of jurisdiction, which encompass the circuit and county courts of the Florida State Courts System. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, serving Miami-Dade County, is the largest in the state and the fourth largest trial court in the nation. It’s 123 Circuit and County Court judges serve a population of over two million in a 2,000 square mile area. Eighty judges preside in six Divisions of the Circuit Court and 43 judges preside in three Divisions of the County Court. Judges are assisted in the annual disposition of approximately 800,000 cases (including civil traffic infractions) by senior (retired) judges, General Magistrates, hearing officers/traffic magistrates, mediators and support services. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit has been innovative in implementing numerous Programs and Services to assist in effective case management and resolve problems which impact the court and the community. Examples of such programs which were pioneered in Miami-Dade County and which are now in effect in other circuits statewide are: Drug Court, the Domestic Violence Division, family and landlord/tenant mediation, parenting/child education classes, traffic court magistrates, witness coordination, and video jail arraignments/bond hearings.
Every Hand Joined
Our mission is to help EVERY child reach their full potential, cradle to career. Similar to what many urban and suburban school districts in the state are experiencing, student data shows that achievement gaps also exist in Red Wing. The term “achievement gap” in education refers to the disparity in academic performance, key opportunities and attainment between groups of students based on race, ethnicity, language, gender, disability or income. Every Hand Joined is looking at data and efforts to close these gaps, beginning with the socio-economic disparities affecting a large number of our students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Meal program.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent regulatory agency that oversees various aspects of the energy markets within the United States. FERC regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. It also licenses natural gas pipelines and gas storage facilities, as well as hydropower projects. Among its electricity responsibilities, it oversees the authorities that run the electric markets and operations and the reliability of the bulk electric system. Among the key issues at FERC at the present time are the planning and cost allocation of interstate electric transmission; the integration of new energy resources such as renewable generation, energy storage, and demand response; and the reliability and security of the electric grid. FERC employs approximately 1500 people including lawyers, economists, engineers, and accountants. FERC runs a summer internship program that includes undergraduate and graduate programs in various departments of the Commission.
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. For one hundred years, our collegial and consensus-driven agency has championed the interests of American consumers. As we begin our second century, the FTC is dedicated to advancing consumer interests while encouraging innovation and competition in our dynamic economy.
The FTC develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences. We collaborate with law enforcement partners across the country and around the world to advance our crucial consumer protection and competition missions. And beyond our borders, we cooperate with international agencies and organizations to protect consumers in the global marketplace.
Harlem RBI & DREAMS Charter School
Harlem RBI serves over 1,500 East Harlem & South Bronx youth by providing free, high-quality summer and after-school programs to youth, ages 5-22, in an intensive multi-year commitment that connects youth and families to age-appropriate programs and passionate professional staff over time.
All Harlem RBI youth play on a baseball or softball team and participate in a full range of education and youth development programs designed to build the skills and confidence necessary to succeed as healthy and active adults.
High Jump equalizes access to education for middle school students who have exhibited academic ambition and potential and who are of limited economic means. We provide academic enrichment, counseling and support to students of diverse backgrounds, with the goals of sending our participants to superior college preparatory schools, ensuring their success while they are there, and enhancing their ability to gain admission to highly regarded four-year colleges and universities.
Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone, Marseille, FR
Founded in 1974, the Children’s Hospital de la Timone and the neighboring general hospital are the most important hospitals in the Marseille region. In its practice, equipment and human resources, it is considered the third most advanced public hospital in Europe. The hospital is particularly well known for its
- pediatric cardiac surgery neurology
- pediatric oncology neurosurgery cardiac surgery
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington is a collections-based research and educational institution; comprised of an unparalleled combination of library, art museum and botanical gardens, it is one of the major repositories of western civilization’s cultural heritage. The Huntington’s Art Collections focus on European art from the 15th to early 20th century and American art from the late 17th to mid-20th century. The collections continue to grow through an active acquisitions program.
Inpact Broward has four main causes that they serve.
- School Readiness: Children, who need critical literacy, developmental and social skills for school, learn to achieve with our help.
- Struggling Veterans: Struggling Veterans, who need assistance transitioning to civilian life, can succeed with our “battle buddies” who are our veteran volunteers eager to serve.
- In-Need Adults: In-Need Adults, like the disabled and elderly seeking their independence, or caregivers who struggle with the demands of looking after a loved one, can thrive with our help.
- Broward Nonprofits: Broward County Nonprofits, who need assistance remaining resilient, can innovate with our skilled pro bono consultants.
Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a community development and environmental organization based in Trenton, New Jersey. With a mission to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities, Isles designs and develops effective services that support this mission and share what it learns with others who can make a difference. Isles
- Revitalizes communities through green affordable homes, parks, and community agriculture
- Trains and educates through a vocational school and green job training center
- Builds wealth by supporting social enterprises
- Stimulates green, healthy living by cleaning up environmental hazards, fostering energy efficiency, and promoting healthy lifestyles
Jumpstart for Young Children
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success.
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.
L.A. Theatre Works
L.A. Theatre Works is a non-profit media arts organization based in Los Angeles whose mission for over 25 years has been to present, preserve and disseminate classic and contemporary plays.Our unique hybrid form of audio theatre and innovative use of technology in the production and dissemination of theatre keeps this venerable art form thriving, assuring wide and affordable access. Through our national outreach programs, L.A. Theatre Works supports the arts and humanities in the classroom and access to the arts for the general public. Alive & Aloud provides selects titles from our Audio Theatre Collection free of charge to thousands of public middle and high schools in over 600 cities in all 50 states. In addition to audio recordings of plays performed by some of the country’s most prominent actors, Alive & Aloud provides educators with related classroom instructional support materials, enhancing students’ academic experience in core curricular subjects such as science, language arts, social science, and literature, as well as theatre, civics, art, and journalism.
Lawyers for Children
Lawyers For Children (LFC) is an award-winning not-for-profit child advocacy organization in New York City dedicated to providing legal representation to children whose parents or guardians have placed them into foster care, and to children who are the subjects of abuse, neglect, termination of parental rights, adoption, paternity, family offense and contested custody and visitation proceedings. LFC employs an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to child advocacy, pairing an attorney and a social worker with extensive experience as children’s advocates to represent over 5,000 children every year. In addition to representing individual children, LFC works to effect positive system-wide reform of the foster care system.
Legacies of War
Legacies of War is a young, innovative, dynamic non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 to raise awareness about the history of the Vietnam War-era bombing in Laos and advocate for the clearance of unexploded bombs, to provide space for healing the wounds of war, and to create greater hope for a future of peace. The organization uses art, culture, education, dialogue, advocacy and community organizing to bring people together and create healing and transformation out of the wreckage of war.
Legacies of War seeks to increase U.S. government support to advance the various initiatives to raise awareness, clear bombs and support victims in Laos. It works to educate Congress, the Administration, and the general public to help address this long-term problem.
Legal Action Center
The Legal Action Center (LAC) provides free legal representation to low-income households that are facing eviction. The mission of the Legal Action Center is to reduce homelessness by preventing illegal or unnecessary evictions or housing subsidy terminations. LAC consists of 3 attorneys, a Mennonite Volunteer Service Position and a varying number of law student interns. The Princeton intern plays a key role in both our Eviction Defense Unit and the Neighborhood Clinics.
Legal Services of New Jersey
LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low- income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems. Through its work, LSNJ strives to secure substantive and procedural justice for those living in poverty
Legal Services in New Jersey embraces the vision of full access to essential civil legal aid for all economically disadvantaged people who cannot secure a lawyer on their own. This belief in the importance of legal assistance to indigent people stems from an underlying concern with fairness, and a conviction that important legal needs of individuals should be addressed. Legal Services’ core vision and mission cannot deviate from this anchor, and the program must maintain a principal focus on meeting these basic needs.
Live Like Blaine Foundation
The mission of the Live Like Blaine Foundation is to empower and inspire young women to become leaders through fitness and athletics. We hope to share Blaine’s spirit with young female athletes and leaders so that they see life as a series of opportunities rather than hurdles. We create and support projects that encourage these women to lead by example with Blaine’s combination of grace and determination.
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) has a two-fold mission that has remained constant since its inception in 1961: commemoration and education. The Museum dedicates itself as a primary source institution, one that commemorates those who perished and those who survived by housing the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust era. The Museum also provides free Holocaust education to the public, particularly students from under-funded schools and underserved communities. We guarantee dialogue with an actual Survivor, a living embodiment of history.
Make the Road New Jersey
Launched in November 2014, Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.
Make the Road New Jersey aims to:
- Provide legal and support services and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to 3,000 needy immigrant families;
- Provide immigration, employment, OSHA workshops to 1,000 low-income immigrants;
- Hold weekly civic engagement meetings targeting 300 people;
- Provide citizenship and immigration services to 1,000 low-income individuals through both one-on-one legal services and through legal clinics that harness support of pro bono volunteers and law students;
- Provide referrals for tax preparation to 500 individuals;
- Launch a Promotora program, which is a peer-to-peer outreach and self-help strategy, for educating the community on basic legal rights and how to enforce them.
The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation was established by an international group of physicians and researchers to provide an ongoing exchange of information relating to MDS. A major Foundation effort is our international information network. This network provides patients with referrals to Centers of Excellence, contact names for available clinical trials, sharing of new research and treatment options between physicians, and extension of educational support to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and patients. In response to the needs expressed by patients, families, and healthcare professionals, we have established patient advocacy groups, research funding, and professional educational initiatives.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, we are one of 41 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of- the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.
Montefiore Medical Center
Serving the Bronx, one of the most diverse and economically challenged regions of the US, Montefiore has sought to build partnerships between a community and its healthcare providers, as summarized in its mission statement: “…We are rooted in an enduring commitment to provide high-quality care to all patients—regardless of their backgrounds or health insurance. We seek to strengthen this model of care to advance health in our community and serve as an example to other urban healthcare systems.”
Montefiore’s clinical facilities are affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center; North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System; Jacobi Medical Center; and the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, as well as with three mental health facilities and four long-term care facilities. Montefiore comprises a Bronx-based network of twenty-six community-based health centers and primary care practice, three mental health facilities and four long-term care facilities. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is Montefiore’s major research partner and medical training venue. Collectively, these resources form the largest healthcare provider in the Bronx.
Museum of Chinese in America
My Friend’s Place
Founded in 1988, My Friend’s Place’s mission is to assist and inspire homeless youth to build self- sufficient lives. Over the past twenty three years, My Friend’s Place has grown from a volunteer based group serving meals from the trunks of cars once per week into a dynamic social service agency offering a comprehensive continuum of services to homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 24 and their children.
The primary goals of MFP programming are three-fold: 1) build trust with the homeless young people, 2) lower the traditional barriers many youth experience when attempting to access services; and 3) provide a diverse array of services to maximize the psychological, intellectual, and physical capacity of youth in crisis.
National Children’s Research Centre
The National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital has been at the heart of paediatric research in Ireland since 1965. NCRC offers a full infrastructure to enable translational research into childhood diseases, and have both laboratory and clinical research facilities. NCRC is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of research, it’s contribution to advances in paediatric medicine and the driver of the research agenda in paediatrics. The NCRC is supported by the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation through fundraising and philanthropy.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Summer interns will work on one of two projects: (1) Pathogenesis and Development of Novel Therapies for Primary Immunodeficiency Disease. (2) Pathogenesis of West Nile Virus Infection.
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Museum of American Jewish History
The National Museum of American Jewish History is a leading cultural institution with a vibrant internship program for college and graduate students who want to learn about public history, the museum profession, non-profit organizations, and the American Jewish experience. Typically the Museum hosts 20-25 students each summer and offers a weekly seminar program designed for interns. Interns work in specific departments and participate in a series of group experiences during the fall and spring semesters. The internship is a voluntary, unpaid educational opportunity.
The National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists by making domestic violence a national priority, changing the way society responds to domestic violence, and strengthening domestic violence advocacy at every level.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The NHM has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history — more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. Its curatorial staff not only cares for those collections, but uses them for groundbreaking scientific and historic research. The Museum also curates new, immersive exhibitions that give visitors the opportunity to explore the “big picture” of our planet — specimens and objects, the stories behind them, and the increasing interrelatedness of the natural and cultural worlds.
NatureBridge brought its first students to Yosemite National Park in 1971. In 40 years, NatureBridge has introduced 1 million young people to the wonder and science of nature in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Annually, more than 1 million dollars in NatureBridge scholarships ensures that diverse students from underserved urban and rural communities experience the magic of living and learning in our national parks.
New York Artists Equity Association
New York Public Library
New York Public Library’s Office of Strategic Planning, whose ultimate goal is to assess and inform current and future directions of the Library, seeks an intern to assist with the upcoming strategic planning process for the 87 branch libraries.
One of the main priorities for the Strategic Planning Office is to help tailor its services to the needs of library users. In order to understand patrons and their needs, the Strategic Planning Office studies and observes human behavior (watching how individuals use resources, spaces, and technology), conducts research, and follows relevant trends (predicting their implications on our communities).
New York Historical Society
New York Presbyterian
North Star Academy
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark is one of New Jersey’s very first charter public schools, and after a decade has also become one of its most celebrated. North Star was hailed by President George W. Bush during his visit as “a jewel of excellence,” and the Class of 2004 (100% college matriculation) was touted by the New York Times as a harbinger of New Jersey public education reform. The school and its programs have been featured in a PBS Documentary (“Charter Schools that Work”), Time Magazine (“A Real School of Rock”), and in the recently published book No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning. North Star Academy, winner of the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence, has recently been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and on PBS. North Star currently serves over 2,700 students in grades K-12 across nine schools: four elementary schools, four middle schools, and a high school.
One Heartland is a national nonprofit whose mission is to serve children, youth and families facing significant health challenges or social isolation. At the core of this mission are the camp programs at our flagship facility in Willow River, Minn., as well as those in New York, California and Texas. We provide over 500 camp experiences every year, and because the majority of program participants live below the poverty line, we rely on donors to make our camps a reality.
Opera Philadelphia is committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st Century.
The Opera creates outstanding productions of both classic and new operatic works that resonate within the community, assembles the finest international creative artists, and presents a wide array of programming that educates, deepens, and diversifies the opera audience in Philadelphia and beyond. Performance offerings include large-scale works at the historic Academy of Music, intimate chamber operas as part of the Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman Theater, and frequent community performances which focus on creative partnerships and enhanced accessibility.
Policy Matters Ohio
Poverty & Race Research Action Council
The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) is a civil rights policy organization based in Washington, DC, utilizing legal and social science research to inform our analysis of how federal programs impact low income families of color. Founded in 1989 by major national civil rights and poverty law organizations, PRRAC’s primary mission is to help connect advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues, and to develop innovative approaches to structural inequality issues. Our current work is focused in the areas of housing, education, and environmental health, with a particular emphasis on the causes and consequences of housing and school segregation, and appropriate remedial strategies. PRRAC works closely with other national civil rights groups including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the ACLU, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, the National Fair Housing Alliance, and others. We are also actively involved in the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Coalition on School Diversity.
The Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) is an independent nonprofit with a mission to transform the lives of vulnerable young people through integrated experiential and adventure-based programming in schools and at our Blairstown Campus near the Delaware Water Gap. We collaborate with schools, university partners, and community-based agencies to develop in youth deepened self-awareness, responsible decision- making, teamwork, and leadership skills. Our educational methodology combines critical thinking skills, experiential education facilitating Social Emotional Learning, and practical applications in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our wide variety of year- round, multi-service programs serve over 4,000 students from the Mid-Atlantic states. Many of these students daily confront the challenges and risk factors of urban poverty. In our School- Based Programs, PBC staff members are located full-time in four public schools, including three schools in Trenton, NJ and the Global Neighborhood Secondary School in East Harlem. They work with youth in the schools and Blairstown Campus, using an evidence-based approach to facilitate students’ academic, social, and emotional growth. Throughout our efforts, we are committed to sustainability, including using renewable energy and conserving resources.
Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program is one of the most innovative and successful programs in the country that is working to provide opportunities to high school students from extremely low-income backgrounds. Every August, it brings 25 extremely low-income high school juniors from across the country (selected from an applicant pool of about 200) to Princeton for an all- expenses-paid, 10-day crash course on journalism and the world of higher education. Classes at the program are taught by some of the country’s best journalists—reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, CNN, Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, New York magazine, Politico, and many other outlets. The goal of the program is to provide students with the support and encouragement to apply to Ivy League and equivalent colleges—and thereby diversify these colleges and, specifically, the student newspapers at these colleges. The ultimate goal of the program is to create a pathway for our students into the world of professional journalism or other intellectual fields. In recent years, more than half of students have gone on to Ivy League or equivalently competitive schools.
Quebec-Labrador Foundation / Atlantic Center for the Environment
The Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Center for the Environment’s mission is to support the rural communities and environment of eastern Canada and New England; and to create models for stewardship of natural resources and cultural heritage that can be applied worldwide. Over five decades, QLF has been a model of what cooperation can achieve: politically, between two countries; geographically, within a bioregion; and locally, among the mixture of religious denominations and ethnic identities, which make up the rural population of eastern Canada and New England.
Santa Monica Orthopedics Group
SMOG (Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group) is a private orthopaedic clinic composed of 11 orthopedic surgeons and a physiatrist. The SMOG Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is committed to interaction with the local and national community to provide a safe environment for athletes at all levels of participation. Community action through education and guidance of coaches, trainers, athletes and parents provides a service that improves the health of young athletes. An effort to engage all levels of the community encourages healthy physical activity and emphasizes prevention of injury during vigorous sport.
Siloam Family Health Center
Smile Train is a 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City with the mission of providing free surgery for children with cleft lip and/or palate in over 80 developing countries. Found in 1999, Smile Train focuses on providing free cleft-related training to doctors and medical professionals. It has helped over 930,000 children and their families to date.
Founded in 2011, Springboard closes the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, training family
members, and incentivizing learning. Our primary offering is an intensive, five-week summer program that combines daily reading instruction for Pre-K through 3rd graders, weekly workshops training parents to teach reading at home, and an incentive structure that awards educational resources to families in proportion to student reading gains.
Supportive Housing Network of NY
The Supportive Housing Network of New York (the Network) is a statewide membership organization that advocates for permanent affordable housing tied to services for formerly homeless, disabled and at-risk families and individuals. The Network’s more than 220 nonprofit members have created over 45,000 units of supportive housing throughout New York State. Its members provide case management, clinical counseling, job training and referrals, medication management and other services to people living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness and other disabilities, youth aging out of foster care, homeless veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and other vulnerable populations.
Tennessee Justice Center
The Tennessee Justice Center is a private, non-profit public interest law firm that represents low- income families throughout Tennessee. Its mission is to advocate on behalf of poor Tennesseans:
- in areas of public policy having the greatest impact on their health and welfare;
- by means which afford clients opportunities to make their own voices heard; and
- in ways which emphasize collaboration across lines of race, class and generation.
The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
The Brookings Institution
The Resource Foundation
The Resource Foundation is a NY-based nonprofit that works with donors (corporate, foundation and individual) to help facilitate their philanthropy to nonprofits in 28 countries of the Americas & the Caribbean and India. Its mission is to empower communities so they may have the skills, knowledge and opportunities to improve their lives.
Thomas Jefferson University. Dept. of Medicine
As one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the nation, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson U. has emphasized the attainment of clinical excellence in its educational programs. It encourages the student body and faculty to commit themselves to lifelong intellectual pursuits. Sidney Kimmel Medical College has awarded more than 31,000 medical degrees and has more living graduates than any other medical school in the nation.
The department of Emergency Medicine has had experience working with students from Princeton and other undergraduate universities. The students have served as key members of faculty sponsored research studies.
uAspire (formerly ACCESS)
A college education is the key to opportunity and economic success. Unfortunately, the rising cost of tuition and related expenses continue to keep those opportunities beyond the reach of many talented young people. In order to help students and families overcome this growing financial barrier, uAspire is committed to providing students with the financial information and resources necessary to achieve their dream of higher education. To achieve its mission of working to ensure that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to – and through – a postsecondary education, uAspire provides free financial aid advice and advocacy to the young people of Boston, Lawrence and Springfield, Massachusetts and Miami, Florida, and will soon be offering services in the Bay Area of California.
Umoja Student Development Corporation
With an assets-based approach to youth development and an unwavering commitment to collaboration, Umoja works with its partner schools in Chicago to create positive, student-centered environments that engage young people in rigorous and meaningful education experiences, support their retention, and prepare them to graduate from high school, enroll in college, and develop the skills and knowledge needed to become citizens who make positive contributions to their communities and the world around them. By building a web of dynamic relationships where schools, teachers, families, businesses and communities partner to bridge the gap between the talents and ambitions of low-income students and the resources they need to thrive, Umoja equips young people to succeed in college and confidently claim their future.
University of Virginia Department of Surgery
The University of Virginia Department of Surgery has a long and distinguished national reputation as a premier academic training program. Superior clinical training coupled with top-notch research defines our academic tradition. We are dedicated to continuing are pursuit of excellence in clinical surgery, teaching, and surgical research.
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Obesity is a nationwide problem in the United States. It has rapidly become one of the major health issues in the Western hemisphere. Obesity has been linked with many comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes and vascular disease. Over the last ten to fifteen years, surgical procedures have been very effective in lowering body weight. Additional clinical studies have strongly suggested that some of these comorbidities can be effectively and permanently altered by weight reduction surgery. Long term outcomes of metabolic changes and various types of metabolic surgery are largely unknown. Dr. Hanks and Dr. Schirmer will oversee an intern joining the Bariatric Surgery Team at the University of Virginia over the summer of 2014. The intern will be involved with chart review, data analysis of outcomes, clinic visits and operative observations of various weight reduction procedures.
US District Court, Eastern District of NY
Judge Pollak is a United States Magistrate Judge sitting in the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn Federal Courthouse. Chambers consists of the Judge, one Judicial Assistant, and two law clerks, with whom the interns work most closely. As a Magistrate Judge, Judge Pollak is assigned to a wide array of civil cases, ranging from personal injury lawsuits, to employment discrimination cases, to habeas corpus petitions. She also takes guilty pleas in criminal matters pending before a District Judge, and when assigned to criminal duty, handles arraignments and the approval of search and arrest warrants.
USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Voices of Community & Activist Leaders (VOCAL)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston- Salem, NC. The institution comprises the medical education and research components of Wake Forest School of Medicine; the integrated clinical structure and consumer brand Wake Forest Baptist Health; the commercialization of research discoveries through Wake Forest Innovations, and a network of affiliated community-based hospitals, physician practices, outpatient services and other medical facilities. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a NC state designated and American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 trauma center that serves western North Carolina and areas in the surrounding three states. Between trauma and emergency general surgery cases, the ACS service supports a combined operative load of approximately 2000 cases per year.
Wellness in the Schools
Western Connecticut Council of Governments
WLRN-Miami Herald News
WLRN-Miami Herald News is a daily radio and multimedia news operation producing 16 newscasts Monday through Friday for WLRN 91.3 FM, NPR’s South Florida affiliate, and digital content for its website. The staff of about 20 reporters, producers and editors provides local and regional news coverage to the South Florida community. It produces daily news stories on local political issues and on topics such as education, the environment and immigration in addition to longer human interest and features-style pieces. It is the only public radio station in the country based in the newsroom of a major newspaper, and it collaborates frequently with The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald on stories. It has a new website and a robust digital operation.
YingHua International School
Young Scholars Charter School