Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Meet Elite Learners: A Small Nonprofit with a Big Impact

Brooklyn, N.Y. With public housing projects towering in the background, Brooklyn-based Elite Learners held its annual bookbag and school supplies giveaway event on a warm August afternoon, a week before the city’s public schools opened for the 2019 – 2020 school year. The youth development organization, headquartered in the economically struggling and violence-prone Brownsville neighborhood, […]

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2019 “Luce 24 Under 24” Recipients Awarded in New York City

New York, N.Y. More than one hundred people celebrated the unveiling of the first cohort of “Luce 24 Under 24” at The China Institute on July 24, which coincidentally was the 60th birthday of Jim Luce. Mirroring the Forbes 30 Under 30, the “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards recognize young game-changers twenty-four years of age […]

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Filmmaker On Why Young Global Leadership is Critical Today 

By Ian Gibson, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient New York, N.Y.  As a child, one of my favored pastimes was sifting through my father’s VHS collection of classic films. I became so enamored with what I saw on screen, that eventually I began using the family camcorder with the intent of producing films […]

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First “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards Winners Announced for Soirée

New York, N.Y. The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation is pleased to announce the first winners of the 2019 “Luce 24 Under 24” Awards. The awards will be presented on the evening of Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at The China Institute, 40 Rector Street, New York City. Mirroring the Forbes 30 Under 30, the “Luce 24 […]

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My Experience: Why I Will Be A Torchbearer To Future Generations

By Sarah Cohen Kassin, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient Brooklyn, N.Y.  I am petrified. Not for you, not for me, but for future generations. I fear the day when there will be no more Holocaust survivors, no more witnesses to the tragedy. People will begin to take advantage of these deaths and deny […]

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Breaking Walls Santiago Empowers Next Generation of Creative Activists

Santiago, Chile. Founded by the lovely artist, educator, and creative activist Fran Tarr, Breaking Walls is a non-profit that uses creative writing to empower youth and promote solutions to social issues. The organization consists of young artists, ambassadors, and associates from Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Palestine, Brooklyn, Cape Town, Detroit, Santiago, and Warsaw. Founder & Director Fran […]

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First Class: Cricket Fever Ignites in America on Hotstar

New York, N.Y. On a cold, rainy and dreary Saturday afternoon during the end of February, I schlepped out to Brooklyn from Roosevelt Island to learn more about a sport I had only heard and seen images of in my life – cricket. The New York/New Jersey area is home to the most active cricket […]

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Womankind emerges from NYC Asian Women’s Center

New York, N.Y. On the heels of President Trump’s inauguration and historic women’s marches all over the world, the New York Asian Women’s Center changed its name to Womankind, and they say their new name has even more significance in Trump’s New America: “We have been considering changing our name for a while now to […]

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The Wonderland@IAAC Literary festival is this Weekend Oct 19-20 in New York City

Himalayan Sessions compiles contemplative compositions by world music icons to donate instruments to underprivileged kids

Sabbe Sañkhara Aniccã: All Conditioned Things Are Impermanent

Dharamshala for Americans: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Hometown

Simple: Whatever Faith Tradition, It’s All About Kindness

In Himalayas: Once Greater Tibet, Now Tragically Divided