Tag Archives: non-profits

Alumna brings instruments to India

On a recent day last month, Marielena Faria, ESIA BA ’13, stopped by the Elliott School to update us on her career and tell us about her latest project, Hearts 4 Harmony (H4H). The project aims to bring instruments donated by children in the United States to children in an underdeveloped corner of northern India. Many

Alumna Brings Health Education to Underprivileged Girls

Once a young girl who battled with her weight and low self-esteem, Sarah Hillware, ESIA BA ’13, used her passions and personal experiences to create Girls Health Ed, an organization designed to target some of the systematic obstacles that adolescent girls face worldwide. After becoming self-empowered as a young girl, Sarah became a dedicated student

Young Alum Recognized for Non-Profit Leadership

Every year, the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) honors a group of young professionals who make a difference throughout the city of Houston, TX for their leadership in non-profit organizations. This year, GW alumnus Carlos Paz, Jr., CCAS BA ’08, was among those recognized. Paz, Jr. was one of eight young professionals to receive the 2014

Making a Difference: How One Alum Helps San Francisco’s Youth

“Starting a new non-profit is not easy,” says Brian Gadsden, CCAS BA ’93. “I’ve seen many fail while trying to duplicate work that is already being done.” Gadsden knows something about how to make the non-profit life work; he founded the San Francisco,CA-based Urban Ed Academy (UEA), which celebrated its launch in summer 2013. Gadsden,