VOTE! Yes! Voting for our Revelation to Action Competition ends today! Today is the last day to vote for an organization that you believe in or resides in your New England state!
Not sure who the finalists are? We posted brief descriptions of all the finalists a while back, but we've posted them again so you can decide who is improving their communities in innovative ways. The winners will receive $5,000 towards the implementation of their ideas.
So, VOTE NOW before it closes today!
Peace First, which began as a response to the skyrocketing youth homicide rates in the early 1990s, works in partnership with schools to build safe, effective school climates where children learn how to be engaged and active citizens. The heart of this program is a Pre-K-8 service-learning curriculum
VT FEED, VT
Jr. Iron Chef VT, hosted by the Burlington School Food Project and VT Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), is a statewide competition that gives students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience preparing and cooking nutritious, farm-fresh foods. We highlight local agriculture and encourage students to make healthy eating choices and understand more about nutrition and school food systems.
A project of the Midtown Community Court, D-UP is a comprehensive, 14-session nurturing fatherhood program, which provides non-custodial fathers with the resources needed to become financially stable and emotionally engaged with their children. The program’s objectives are accomplished through job training, and group and individual counseling.
Green Worker Cooperatives is a community-based business incubator building a local, green, and democratic economy in the South Bronx. Through our Co-op Academy and business incubation programs we provide the training and support local residents need in order to launch worker-owned businesses capable of improving environmental conditions.
Hollaback! targets street harassment at its source, not with brawn but with brains: mobile technology will help girls and women individuals safely report harassment and assault from their phones. Experiences and photos will be mapped and available publicly online.
Yestermorrow Design/Build School’s Semester in Sustainable Design/Build will provide college students with an opportunity for a 14-week, full immersion semester of study with a solid grounding in sustainable design principles and hands-on experience in the design/build process.
To create A “Center of Entrepreneurship” in NYC where traditionally under-resourced entrepreneurs can receive Small Loans and BIG CONNECTIONS, or essentially a suite of services that will assist them to build businesses and assets for themselves and their families. Services encompass microloans, business training and development, networking opportunities and access to markets.
Red Tomato, MA
Red Tomato coordinates marketing, logistics, and sales to create market opportunities for a regional(New England, NY, NJ, PA) farm network. By offering supermarkets one-stop access to season-long, farm-identified local, Red Tomato increases consumer access to local produce and ensures that small and mid-size farmers can compete in today’s wholesale market thereby solidifying farm sustainability.
To make $200 loans to Rhode Islanders with no or poor credit history to purchase and install programmable thermostats that lower their energy costs by $180 annually. Borrowers build their credit through repayments of the loan and reduce their energy consumption, thereby reducing carbon emissions.
Renovate derelict buildings in downtown Providence and turn them into facilities that offer affordable live/work studios for artists and opportunities for every Rhode Islander to perform, exhibit, and make art. Sustain the programs with a diverse earned-income portfolio. Run a youth arts and mentoring program that transitions adjudicated youth from juvenile prison back into their communities.
Our goal is to develop an intervention model that will drastically reduce family homelessness in Vermont through direct financial assistance coupled with follow up services. We created a Housing Resource Center that incorporates community outreach, homelessness prevention strategies, and streamlines a number of effective yet disparate resources in our community.
Entrepreneurship 101, MA
Incarceration is a US pandemic. 1 in 15 Americans will be incarcerated – and 7 million are currently court-involved. The annual cost? $50 billion. However, 67% of prisoners return to prison. Why? No-one will hire them. Entrepreneurship 101 teaches people in prison practical tools to be successful through self-employment.
To produce a gathering, the Common Ground Country Fair, in the spirit of a harvest festival that serves to encourage the revival of agriculturally-based rural communities.
Shelburne Farms, VT
Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) works with schools and communities to raise awareness about healthy food, the role of farms and farmers, and good nutrition. We act as a catalyst for rebuilding healthy food systems and cultivating links between classrooms, cafeterias, local farms, and communities.
We are transforming the rooftop of the Hammond Street Senior Center into a downtown urban garden. Seniors who no longer can manage a garden on their own or have downsized into apartments or retirement communities are using this garden to grow vegetables, exercise and eat healthy while making new friends.