Mercado Global Inc
Mercado Global is an ethical fashion brand and nonprofit organization that empowers Mayan women in Guatemala to break the cycle of poverty, using their talent to become rural entrepreneurs. The organization connects women artisans to international retailers including Anthropologie, J. Crew, and Levi Strauss; offers design and commercialization support; and provides classes on entrepreneurship, women's health, leadership, and financial management. Learn more at www.mercadoglobal.org.
Room To Read
Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children , our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child's schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls' education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 10 million children across 17,500 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.
La Casa de Las Madres
La Casa de las Madres was founded in 1976 by a group of Bay Area women, most of whom had experienced domestic violence as victims or as daughters of abused mothers. Deeply motivated by the death of her mother, one of the founders set forth to establish a place where women could seek refuge from domestic violence; where they would be safe, cared for, and allowed to regain physical strength and self-esteem. Their refuge would be named La Casa de las Madres--The Home of the Mothers. Today, La Casa offers emergency shelter to women and their children while providing advocacy, counseling, family-based services and referrals. Our downtown office houses our two 24-hour crisis lines, Drop-In Counseling Center, Teen Intervention and Prevention Program, and Community Education and Outreach Program as well as our administration.
La Cocina Inc
THE MISSION OF LA COCINA IS TO CULTIVATE LOW-INCOME FOOD ENTREPRENEURS AS THEY FORMALIZE AND GROW THEIR BUSINESSES BY PROVIDING AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN SPACE, INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND ACCESS TO MARKET OPPORTUNITIES. WE FOCUS PRIMARILY ON WOMEN FROM COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES. OUR VISION IS THAT ENTREPRENEURS WILL BECOME ECONOMICALLY SELF-SUFFICIENT AND CONTRIBUTE TO A VIBRANT ECONOMY DOING WHAT THEY LOVE TO DO.
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc.
In partnership with our families, break the cycle of childhood poverty
Founded in 2001, Baby Buggy's mission is to provide families in need with essential gear, clothing, products and services for children 0 through 12 with the goal of improving their safety, health and well-being.
Women in Need, Inc.
Win transforms the lives of New York City homeless women and their children by providing a holistic solution of safe housing, critical services and ground-breaking programs they need to succeed on their own so the women can regain their independence and their children can look forward to a brighter future.
Every Mother Counts
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. We inform, engage, and mobilize new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.