Stanford University Shinjo Ito Scholars Meet and Greet the Foundation
A seed planted from an endowment the Shinnyo-en Order made to Stanford University in 1989 continues to bear fruit, and on February 18, 2005, Foundation staff met with the 2004-2005 Stanford University Shinjo Ito scholars, Christine M. Lee and Bryan Thogerson.
Christine is a senior from Arizona, majoring in linguistics and Japanese and will participate in an overseas seminar in Japan this fall. Bryan is from Oregon, a graduating senior and a recipient of the Ito Scholarship for the second year in a row. He is majoring in Japanese. He has participated in Stanford’s Overseas Studies Program in Kyoto. Good luck Christine and Bryan!
GRANTS AWARDED 2005
The American Red Cross
To support the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina on a short, medium and long-term basis.
The Blake School
To support its Summer Service Camp which will bring middle-school students from different immigrant and cultural communities together with Blake School students to form service groups
Cal Corps Public Service Center
To support the University of California, Berkeley’s Reflection in Leadership Project, which seeks to enable 300 student leaders of community based service projects to explore the importance of reflection and spiritual practice in order to improve their own service as well as to sustain themselves for a lifetime of engaged service.
City of Burlingame
To support the city’s Parks & Recreation Family Substance Abuse Prevention Program, which seeks to educate parents and families on substance abuse issues.
City of White Plains
To support the city’s Liberty Park environmental youth programs.
Community Educational Services
To support their Sharing REAL program which will share this methodology, curriculum and practice with more teachers and schools by developing a train the trainer network, publish a curriculum manual and coaching.
Destiny Arts Center
To support the performance, Tomorrow is Today, which is a production and model of successful youth development and arts education created by youth for youth.
Developmental Studies Center
To support its Caring School Community program in the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District as they create caring school communities in 20 schools in the district.
Eastview Middle School in the White Plains Public School District
To support its Youth Summits for Global Harmony program and the international dialogue amongst teachers and students all over the world.
Environmental Science Center Foundation at Seahurst Park
To support the children, youth and adult marine ecological science programs and continue implementation of these programs in the local community.
To support the Global Youth Leadership Collaborative, which will bring funders and non-profits together to discuss issues of global leadership and support the spiritual development of young youth leaders.
Institute for Global Ethics
To support its Global Youth Dialogue 2004 program, which helps students in five different countries develop understanding about core beliefs, their values-based connection to each other and their responsibilities as ethical individuals in society.
Interfaith Youth Core
To support development of its Shared Value Curricula and its National Days of Interfaith Youth Service.
To support their development of the Global Leaders Book, which will focus on Global Leadership and how to foster cross –border leadership on global issues.
On The Move’s Adult Reflection Project
To support a cohesive approach for integrating the practice of Adult Reflection throughout schools and youth-serving organizations in Northern California.
Police Activities League
To support its Berkeley Boosters program, part of its Youth Director’s Council Leadership Development Retreat.
To support in developing and sharing its Hoa’la Education Model with other teachers and parents.
San Francisco Chronicle’s Season of Sharing Fund
To support the largest annual holiday fundraising drive that provides Bay Area communities with the financial assistance needed year-round.
Seattle University’s Center for Service
To support their pilot project, Student Leaders for the Common Good, bringing together 20 young student leaders engaged in service and justice efforts.
A grant was awarded to UNICEF for their Asian tsunami relief effort in February 2005.
Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties
To support the “Talking Service” program, which will develop a tool or handbook that will provide information on volunteering, inspiring action and involvement in communities.
To support the printing, dissemination and replication of the “Talking Service” program around the country.
Volunteer Resource Center of Hawaii
To support Communities In Schools – A Project of the Honolulu YMCA’s What Works and Why project which seeks to develop and nurture a community of learners among the leaders of the Waipahu community and to share these ideas through conferences, workshops and a film on public television.
Walking Shield: American Indian Society’s programs
To support Native American tribal families.
White Plains Library Foundation
To support the expansion of the White Plains children’s library, support its future programs and fund the development of the special corner within “The Trove” called the SailAway nook area, a children’s reading nook.
White Plains Performing Arts
To support programs for the public schools for tolerance and diversity programs.
Youth Service California
To support the National Service Learning Conference 2005
Youth Service California
To support partnership in Exploring Spiritual, Cultural and Religious Roots of Service retreat for 2005 and 2006.
Youth Empowering Systems in the Visitacion Valley Community Resiliency Project
Designed to strengthen youth and families and to develop vision and wisdom to take sustained ownership of the community revitalization process.