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Roland Wells

Community Hacker in Fairfield

Choosing To Battle For Good

PRESENTED ON AUG 02, 2013
IN FAIRFIELD @ VOL 1

Roland Wells utilizes breakdancing to give back to his community. He runs a youth organization in which young adults learn discipline via break dancing. Aside from that he is hand in various projects that aim to improve the way of life for people in his community. 

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Indonesian Youth Conference

BY ALANDA KARIZA
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 03, 2010

Indonesian Youth Conference (IYC) is an activity planned and organized by youth, and aimed at gathering Indonesia youth to share problems and ideas, enhance their awareness of current issues, and convince the public that youth voices must be heard and taken seriously. IYC consists of two activities that are intertwined with each other: 1. A forum that invites 33 young people aged 15 to 21 years from all over Indonesia to represent their respective provinces at this event. They are expected to be actively involved in communities and networks, respectively, are determined to make a change towards a better Indonesia, and want to start a movement or project in their community. 2. A festival, made up of organized seminars and workshops that can be visited by anyone by buying tickets. Seminar sessions and workshops at the festival are more general, covering a wide range of issues. It invites experts, professionals, government officials, and youth achievement to talk about law and governance, politics, culture, creative industries, information technology, environment, education, health, activism, social entrepreneurship, as well as journalism and media. (In Indonesian)

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Rethinking Ending Hunger

BY KRISTEN PRICE
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

"Dream a bit bigger because being realistic is overrated."

In Rethinking Ending Hunger  at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, World Vision Youth Ambassador Kristen Price shares her discovery of revolutionary intiatives to combat hunger whilst volunteering in Kenya. She invites you to think outside the box and rethink your approach of ending world hunger.

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KnowHow / Youth Programs at the Intersection of Creativity and Critical Thinking

BY ELIZABETH WRIGHT
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

Elizabeth Wright presents "KnowHow" a local community organization that builds youth leadership and community engagement through the arts. KnowHow youth work at the intersection of creativity and critical thinking to engage with their communities, develop solutions to issues that affect their lives, and build vital life skills. Tonight, KnowHow adult allies  will share the inspiration and design behind this work, information about their many programs, and their dreams for the future of their organization and our city. 

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Empowering Our Youth

BY SHANTA SUNDARASON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Shanta Sundarason is a social activist and runs The Giving Tree Unionville where she mentors youth to empower them into becoming positive change makers.

She seeks to bring attention to community involvement, volunteering, and teaching the youth these same things to create a better future.

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Community Youth Boxing Gym

BY CAROLYN GECK
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Carolyn Geck is the development director for the Detroit Boxing Gym’s youth program. For her, a boxing ring is a huge part of teaching kids how to become better adults.

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Empowering Communities

BY JULIE FORRESTER
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

To bring sustainable change, we must empower others to reach their full potential. Based on working with Ugandan and Bolivian youth and her local work, Julie Forrester shares her philosophy on community development. Because when people are given the opportunity to succeed, they will surprise you.

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The Mental Shift

BY JEPPE SPURE
@ VOL 34 ON SEP 13, 2017

Everyday activist Jeppe Spure Nielsen relays the story of the mental shifts he went through, as he decided to improve and beautify Hans Broges Gade in Aarhus. Together with the residents of the street he started a volunteer community of people, to improve what the local government could not - through guerilla gardening.

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The Good Seed Project

BY ISABEL ARVEA
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 04, 2018

On May 12th, the members of the project team created an Open House Welcome Reception for a nonprofit organization new to Long Beach, The Good Seed, a nonprofit that works with transitional age youth that are homeless providing supportive, nurturing and specialized care. The project team also worked to help improve the outdoor grounds area within the facility property through landscaping and general cleaning. As the facility was formerly a school, the project team facilitated equipment, supplies and service donations to assist in making the building more compatible to accommodate serving the clientele.

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Choosing Art for Your Home

BY KARIME LUPUS
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Karime Lupus is a Chicana contemporary painter within the El Paso area. Born in Chihuahua, raised in Juarez she has lived most of her life now in the U.S. while exploring visual biliteracy. Tonight she shares on how to approach an artist for the acquisition of locally sourced artwork to enrich one's home or office space. To illustrate, Karime uses local examples representing the various styles and flavors of art found in our border region.