Nonprofit founder Janet Phan was recently interviewed by KOMO-TV ABC 4 in Seattle about THRIVING ELEMENTS, a nonprofit she started to create access and opportunities for underrepresented girls in STEM through mentorship. Thriving Elements seeks to increase female representation in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by providing a meaningful mentoring relationship to young women through high school, college, and the early parts of their professional careers. Great move by Janet to brand her nonprofit while being interviewed!
THE DECEMBER 5TH FUND provides an amazing day without worry to families who have a loved one afflicted with cancer. Tom Wiley founded the nonprofit after caring for his late wife, who battled cancer for two years before passing away. KSDK-TV NBC 5 followed Tom when he and a volunteer went to a hospice facility in St. Louis to deliver a joyful surprise to a terminal cancer patient. Tom sported his CLOZTALK hoodie for the special delivery!
Almost sixty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to end slum housing in Chicago, PBS station WTTW-TV recently held a panel discussion to consider whether the city is providing adequate and affordable housing to all its residents. The director of holistic social services at LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN LEGAL CENTER (LCLC) was one of the discussion participants. LCLC provides juveniles and emerging adults with the free criminal legal defense and social services that they need in order to interrupt the arrest/incarcerate/release/repeat cycle. One component of LCLC’s wrap-around support services is helping with affordable housing.