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PechaKucha Presentation

Removing Barriers and Igniting Hope!

PRESENTED ON JUN 29, 2017
IN KALAMAZOO @ VOL 1

Emily Kobza, CIS Director of Development + Business Engagement : Every day, kids in our community face barriers that threaten to derail them from success. Working with school staff, hundreds of volunteers, and dozens of community partners, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo is in schools to ignite hope in students. How? By bringing the community and all the ways it can help to where kids are – the school – so they can graduate and be prepared for life.

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Kids-Coins

BY SERGEY BIDENKO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 11, 2012

Kids-Coins is an educational project -- held inside and outside school -- that teaches children and teenagers the basics of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Sergey Bidenko and Irina Zolotarevych -- co-authors of the "Kids-Coins" projects -- are experienced business coaches who have implemented 37 training and educational programs for adults and youth. (in Ukrainian)

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A Lifetime of Experiences; An Artist in the Making

BY LINDSAY PINCHBECK
@ VOL 20 ON JAN 31, 2014

Lindsay Pinchbeck is the director and founder of Sweet Tree Arts in Hope and has been teaching in the arts for 15 years. Previously she taught photography at the Riley School and the Maine Media Workshops. She is also a printmaker and photographer, and believes the arts should be accessible to all and is an integral piece of learning and personal growth.

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Growing Healthy Kids in Hudson Valley Schools

BY AVA BYNUM
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 16, 2015

Ava Bynum, director of Hudson Valley Seed, talks about the work her organization is doing to get kids growing healthy fruits and vegetables as part of the school curriculum.

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Playing Around: cultivating creativity in kids

BY LINDA MCINTOSH
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Linda McIntosh is award-winning mixed-media collage artist exhibiting in Canada + Europe and is an active member of the Markham Group of Artists as Coordinator for collaborative art projects in the community. Her presentation talks about how important it is to cultivate curiosity and creativity with children from a young age. 

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Circus Gives Hope

BY TRAVIS JOHNSON
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Circus gives hope, not only for children but for adults. 

In this presentation, Travis Johnson explains how social circus is an important self esteem developing tool for everyone. He explains that not only does it provide personal social impact, but it is also designed to build community and provide hope. Most notably for at risk and impoverished youth around the world.

Reach for the top.

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Community Biblioteca

BY HOJA DE RUTA
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Hoya de Ruta (Roadmap) shares their passion for education and betterment of the community through a non-government community library they founded in a troubled Juarez neighborhood to promote educational activities for children and teenagers. 

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Local Food and Healthy Kids

BY JENNY MONTAGUE
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 09, 2017

Jenny Montague has a unique passion for bringing healthy lunches to schools and rethinking the way we feed kids in the lunch line. 

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Providing hope to children in the Gambia

BY MARIËLLE DAEMEN
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

For Mariëlle Daemen, starting a foundation had been a dream ever since she visited the Gambia for the first time. Back then, she witnessed poverty and many children not being able to go to school. This led her to co-found the Kids2School Foundation. 

Starting from the principle that education is a basic right for every child in the world, Kids2School is trying to give more children in the Gambia access to education. Children who out of poverty would never have a chance to go to school and as such could never hope for a better future for them and their family. For the sponsors of the children, the foundation provides a very direct, one-on-one opportunity to contribute to a better world as well.

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Hope, Happiness and Stars

BY NATHALIE UMMELS
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.