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VIDEO: Reflection on a Shinnyo Fellowship

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Carlo Pasco, 2013-2014 Shinnyo Fellow from Stanford University, shares lessons learned during his year working at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities and Redwood City 2020 in this fun video he scripted and produced! His fellowship was part of a unique partnership between those two organizations, the Foundation and Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service. For more information, check out the Shinnyo Fellows Program...

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Global Ambassadors’ Summer Media Workshops

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Global Ambassadors’ Summer Media Workshops

Two partners of the Foundation, the White Plains Public School District and the White Plains Public Library teamed up for an exciting summer workshop series for middle and high school students. Led by the Global Ambassadors student organization at the White Plains High School, two 2-week digital media workshops were offered at the library’s new teen space, The Edge, this July. Eight teams of students learned about technology, script writing, and storytelling to create nine episodes of React News, in addition to a handful of very...

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Film Viewing of Hawaii Lantern Floating at the University of Washington

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Film Viewing of Hawaii Lantern Floating at the University of Washington

With the wish of creating cultural harmony and understanding, Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, officiates the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony on Memorial Day to remember and honor loved ones who have passed. Please join us atthe University of Washington, Seattle campus for a film viewing and informative discussion about the Lantern Floating. Refreshments will be served along with the chance to write your own words of remembrance or prayers which will float with thousands of others on the warm waters of Hawaii this...

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National Service-Learning Conference is Two Months Away!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

National Service-Learning Conference is Two Months Away!

25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®. MONUMENTAL. Washington D.C., April 9-12, 2014. MONUMENTAL, the 25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference, is  the ultimate event for anyone committed to changing the world with youth. Each year, the Foundation partners with the National Youth Leadership Council to highlight the work of our grantees and to share the experience with Shinnyo-en youth. You will to get the latest tools, resources, ideas, and inspiration to return home to improve your practice, your schools, and your...

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Save the Date – IYCOC’s 2014 Youth Forum!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Save the Date – IYCOC’s 2014 Youth Forum!

To celebrate its tenth year of hosting the Interfaith Youth Forum, the Interfaith Youth Council of Orange County (IYCOC) will be holding a “Faith Festival” on Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, 2014, at Rosary High School in Fullerton, CA. The festival will have two parts: On Saturday, IYCOC will “express faith through art” with an art show and performance showcase all day. On Sunday, they will “express faith through dialogue” in their traditional facilitated dialogue session. Click here for the flyer and be...

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Teen Interfaith Leadership Council Featured in The Valley Catholic

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Teen Interfaith Leadership Council Featured in The Valley Catholic

A youth member of the Tenn Interfaith Leadership Council of Santa Clara County wrote about her experience on a Shinnyo-en Foundation sponsored interfaith immersion trip to New Mexico in July, 2013. Read her feature in The Valley Catholic,...

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Choice Group 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Choice Group 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala!

Foundation grantee, Choice Group Inc., is holding their 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala on October 24th in Santa Monica, CA. Performances by Mary Mary and Akelee make it sure to be a fabulous evening! Choice Group Incorporated is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide at-risk and foster youth with a safe and nurturing environment that promotes music and related arts programs as recreational, educational and life-enhancing opportunities. Click here for information on purchasing Gala tickets and how to support Choice...

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The School Fund Featured in Palo Alto Weekly

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

The School Fund Featured in Palo Alto Weekly

The School Fund (TSF) was recently featured in the weekly newspaper in Palo Alto, where TSF founder, Matt Severson, grew up. Read a PDF version here: The School Fund Article in Palo Alto Weekly, or check it out online!  TSF is a person-to-person platform that links students in the developing world directly with funders, changing the way education is both given and received. The School Fund wants to help build a world where, “any student, no matter where they are born, has the opportunity to attend school … and any school, no...

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An Interview with Stanford Shinnyo Fellow, Carlo Pasco

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

An Interview with Stanford Shinnyo Fellow, Carlo Pasco

Shinnyo Fellow, Carlo Pasco, was recently interviewed by the John Gardner Center for Youth at Stanford. As part of his fellowship, Carlo splits his time between the Center and Redwood City 2020. To read the interview conducted by and published in the Center’s newsletter, and to find out about his fellowship work, click...

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Check Out Youth Radio’s New Website!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Youth Radio is an award-winning media production company that trains diverse young people in digital media and technology.  Partnering with industry professionals, students learn to produce marketable media for massive audiences while bringing youth perspectives to issues of public concern. Their mission is to launch young people on career and education pathways by engaging them in work-based learning opportunities, creative expression, professional development, and health and academic support services. They also recently launched their new...

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