TECHLIT AFRICA Founder Nelly Cheboi was just named CNN HERO OF THE YEAR for her organization’s mission to foster digital literacy. There is a surplus of technology in America and scarcity in rural Africa. She and her team work to bridge the gap by repurposing laptops and tech equipment to build computer labs in rural African schools. Our CLOZTALK team gives her a huge round of applause for receiving this well-deserved award!
Detroit-based THE SPHINX ORGANIZATION is a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Sphinx’s four program areas – Education & Access, Artist Development, Performing Artists, and Arts Leadership – form a pipeline that develops and supports diversity and inclusion in classical music at every level: music education, artist performances, repertoire and programming, community audiences, scholarships and grants, and artistic and administrative leadership within the field. Check out the recent feature on its 25th Anniversary in THE NEW YORK TIMES.
THE NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE (NRS) is a national organization committed to ensuring that runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth are safe and off the streets. NRS serves as the crisis line for youth and families by providing critical crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each year, NRS makes approximately 100,000 connections through their prevention services. GOOD DAY LA interviewed CEO Susan Frankel to raise awareness about National Runaway Prevention Month in November.