Organizations in Environment:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization whose US offices are based in Federal Way, Washington, and is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. In addition to a robust program here in the United States we work in close to 100 countries with a staff of over 45,000 employees.
World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief’s mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles.
Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities.
To accomplish our mission, we:
*Work with suppliers to improve bicycle design while ensuring all changes are culturally appropriate
*Enhance distribution with local sourcing, manufacturing and assembly as much as possible
*Partner with existing NGO, government and community based organizations
*Train mechanics in maintenance and repair while strengthening the existing supply of spare parts
*Measure and evaluate the impact of bicycles; communicate the results to improve programs and increase awareness
One Equal Heart Foundation
One Equal Heart Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that supports locally-led community-based programs in Chiapas, Mexico. One Equal Heart works with our Chiapas-based partners to help the Tseltal Maya create healthy families, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
In Seattle, One Equal Heart raises funds and awareness for sustainable development programs that emerge from the wisdom and experience of the Tseltal Maya. One Equal Heart offers experiential and educational opportunities for the local community to explore the Tseltal indigenous vision as we work together to build a sustainable future.
In addition to the lives of the buildings we help create, McKinstry is committed to improving communities and the lives of people in need, both locally and around the world. Through the McKinstry Charitable Foundation, we’ve had the honor of sharing our prosperity with great organizations of every kind over the years, but we are purposefully focused on efforts that nurture children, support education, and provide global health.
Schools for Salone
Schools for Salone helps Sierra Leoneans rebuild rural schools destroyed during their country’s ten year civil war that ended in 2002. Because we believe self-initiated solutions are most effective, Schools for Salone seeks partnerships to build schools, to create healthy learning environments and to support students and teachers in Sierra Leone. We work to revitalize communities, empower children and ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for families, communities, and future generations.
OSPI International Education Office
The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) International Education Office seeks to integrate global perspectives in a variety of academic disciplines that include Social Studies (civics, history, geography, and economics) Environmental and Sustainability Education and World Languages. The International Education Office also coordinates multiple exchange and visiting teacher programs and provides resources and information for student exchange.
LEARNERS: On the Move from WeaponWorld to PeaceWorld
My organization is an army of one: me. My focus is permanent world peace and all the progressive and development projects that would naturally fall out from its serious implementation.
Everything you struggle for today against a monolithic but seemingly invisible opposition, would be implemented on PeaceWorld as if on autopilot. Similarly, most global evils seemingly insuperable would evaporate.
University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs
The Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington is the pre-eminent graduate school of public policy and management in the Northwest, and ranks nationally in the top tier of graduate schools in its field. We emphasize policy analysis and management through our Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, Executive MPA program,
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management program, and non-degree courses and certificate programs. We are committed to improving the quality of public and nonprofit service. We strive to educate leaders to meet community challenges with compassion, vision, analytic rigor, and practicality. We pursue research and ideas that work to strengthen sound public policy and management. We are dedicated to serve the community and promote thoughtful, civil, public deliberation. We value integrity, respect, and excellence in our own institution, in our graduates, and in the community.
Community Partners International
Community Partners International is the largest independently supported U.S. nonprofit dedicated to the well-being of the people of Burma. Together with our local partners, we serve the most vulnerable people in Burma/Myanmar’s remote villages, mountainous border regions and urban slums where there is little to no access to health care and education. Our global network partners with more than 100 local organizations, sharing expertise in health, education, community development, finance and communications, providing resources and technical support; and collaborating on community projects led by and for the people of Burma.
Uplift International’s mission is to improve the well being of the worlds most vulnerable populations by promoting the universal human right to health through education, advocacy, and humanitarian efforts. Uplift International views health through a human rights lens and human rights through a health lens. All people, regardless of economic or social status, have the right to access health information and services to improve their individual, family, and community health. All people have the right to be free from the inequality, discrimination, or inadvertent neglect that adversely impacts health. Local implementation of international human rights norms promotes social justice Uplift International improves health and health equity through rights-based advocacy. We build relationships with professional associations, universities, and with health, law, and business professionals. Our work is carried out through collaborative partnerships that build bridges among diverse groups to respect, protect, and fulfill the right to health for vulnerable populations.