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Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week Brings Local Groups Together to Fight Human Trafficking

November 2, 2020 |

Humanitarian Social Innovations is thrilled to welcome Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week to our network of social entrepreneurs. Human trafficking can often seem like a tragedy that happens far from home, one that we occasionally hear about on the news but never come face-to-face with. However, the devastating truth is that…

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The Guild of Creative Citizens Aims to Unite and Diversify the Artistic Community

October 26, 2020 |

During years of working with nonprofit and arts organizations in the Lehigh Valley, Norberto Dominguez saw a number of flaws with the way these institutions are run — especially when it comes to including diverse voices. “When I found through a study that, in the [Lehigh] Valley and particularly in…

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 Love Thy Elders Provides Accessible Peer and Community Connection for Aging Adults

October 15, 2020 |

As a child, Amber Phillips developed a passion for working with seniors while caring for her grandparents. Today, she channels that passion into Love Thy Elders Enrichment Services, a North Carolina-based organization that offers meaningful and fun community engagement opportunities to individuals aged 50 and above. “Love Thy Elders was…

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ACDA Transforms the Agoro Community

October 8, 2020 |

Humanitarian Social Innovations is excited to welcome Agoro Community Development Association to our community of social entrepreneurs. For the past 50 years, Northern Uganda has been ravaged by conflict and activity by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group responsible for countless atrocities including child abduction, enslavement, forced labor…

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Akua Career Academy: Changing the Stigma of Disabilities

October 7, 2020 |

In Southern Ghana, lack of understanding and acceptance of those born with disabilities creates barriers to success for individuals and families of individuals who are disabled. They are treated differently from a young age, and their families often suffer social consequences as a result of the stigma that is cast…

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Pillar of Health Provides Affordable Health Insurance to Youths with Type I Diabetes in Rwanda

May 13, 2020 |

Humanitarian Social Innovations is thrilled to welcome Pillar of Health to our network of social entrepreneurs. Reflecting on the work of his nonprofit organization, Pillar of Health, founder Laurien Sibomana says that he is inspired by how a small gesture can have a huge impact on someone’s life. And Sibomana…

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Amazing Educational Resources Supports Educators During COVID-19 Crisis

May 5, 2020 |

Humanitarian Social Innovations is excited to welcome Amazing Educational Resources to our community of social entrepreneurs. When he started a Facebook group in December 2019, Nick Hoover never imagined that his idea — to create a place where educators could easily exchange resources — would become a vital platform just…

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HSI Welcomes Search and Recovery Canines

April 22, 2020 |

 Humanitarian Social Innovations is excited to introduce Search and Recovery Canines (SARC) as a new member of our community. When Gregory Chown met his first search dog, Krabi, it wasn’t just the beginning of a bond between man and Man’s Best Friend — it was the start of a partnership in…

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CupCats Cafe Rescues Cats and Serves Up Delicious Treats

April 8, 2020 |

Humanitarian Social Innovations is excited to welcome CupCats Cafe to our network of social entrepreneurs. From Tokyo to Paris to New York City, cat cafes are beloved for giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy delicious treats in the company of adorable furry friends. Soon, the Lehigh Valley will boast one…

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HSI Welcomes VAW Global Health Alliance

March 26, 2020 |

Humanitarian Social Innovations is pleased to welcome VAW Global Health Alliance to our community of social entrepreneurs. Clean water, safe medical treatment and health education are just a few of the vitally important resources that many communities around the world now have access to, thanks to VAW Global Health Alliance.…

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PRESS RELEASES

Allentown United Football Club

March 22, 2019-“United Premier Soccer League Announces Pennsylvania Expansion with Allentown United Football Club”

https://www.prlog.org/12760906-united-premier-soccer-league-announces-pennsylvania-expansion-with-allentown-united-football-club.html

Writing Wrongs

August 13, 2018-“Intensive 2-Day Workshop to Challenge College Students to Produce an Awareness-Raising Book on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault”

September 1, 2016 – “Student Journalists Illuminate Issue of Addiction at Easy Does It”

Bringing Up A Bookworm

July 30, 2018 – “2018 Freedom Through Literacy Award Winners Announced”

Reading Entrepreneurs’ Connection

June 4, 2018 – “Reading’s Entrepreneurs’ Connection Announces Kauffman FastTrac® Entrepreneur Training Program”

We Need Books

February 8, 2018 – “Local Nonprofit Partners with Greek Nonprofit to Aid Refugees”

MELTDOWN: Based on True Events

November 22, 2017 – “JML Films LLC has partnered with EUE/Sokolow to develop a TV limited series based on true events about the 1979 nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island.”

July 6, 2017 – “Humanitarian Social Innovations Sponsors Movie on Lasting Impact of Three Mile Island Disaster”

Bethlehem Women of Excellence

November 13, 2017 – “Organizations Collaborate to Assist Area Poor”

Overcoming Odds

May 1, 2017 – “I Am on a Mission to Revolutionize the Adoption Process”

Great Girls Scholarship

April 11, 2017 – “Humanitarian Social Innovations Partners With Scholarship Program”

OUR PROGRAMS IN THE NEWS

La Befana and Friends

"Madison native writes book to inspire small acts of kindness."

Fox 61, January 7, 2021, interview by Audrey Kuchen

Y.E.A.H. Philly

"This successful Black-led org couldn't get a loan that wasn't predatory. Philanthropy needs to step up."

Generocity, November 17, 2020, by Sarah Martinez-Helfman

Mountain Bike Afghanistan

"These Afghan Women are Defying the Patriarchy--On Bikes"

Bicycling, October 12, 2020, by Farid Noori

“Young Afghans Look to Mountain Biking as a Means to Transcend Conflict”
The Diplomat, November 5, 2019, by Ian J. Lynch

“Farid Noori, Mountain Bike Afghanistan”
iamtedking Podcast, July 2018

“Student Hopes to Represent Afghanistan at 2020 Olympics
Middlebury College Online Newsroom, May 15, 2018

“Farid Noori ’18 Looks to Blaze a Trail with Mountain Biking”
Middlebury Campus Newspaper, March 14, 2018

Bringing Up a Bookworm

“Nonprofit Kindled by Teacher’s Fervor for Early Reading”
Reading Eagle, April 27, 2018

Overcoming Odds

“He was a Russian orphan. Now he’s a podcast host changing lives.”
The American Statesman, June, 2018

Humanitarian Social Innovations

“The Business of Making a Better World”
Gettysburg: Our College’s Magazine, Winter 2016