- A Child-Centered Approach to Helping Children Living in the Streets in Senegal
As we begin the month of November, I am thinking about International Children’s Day, which is celebrated on November 20. This day was first marked in 1954 and has been celebrated every year since to promote children’s rights and improve their welfare.
- Mathesis: Free Online Courses for Everyone, from Quantum Physics to Ancient Greek Philosophy
It was spring 2014 when Stefanos Trachanas visited the offices of our foundation for the first time. Although we were already familiar with Crete University Press from its successful thirty-year record, during that first meeting, we found out about its new vision for the establishment of the Mathesis Open Internet Courses Center.
- Something is Changing on Hope Street near Victoria Square
“We don’t give out food or clothes. We give tools and resources so that they can provide for themselves when they grow up,” says Angelos Kostamparis, Community Liaison for Victoria Square Project, summing up the organization’s philosophy.
- A People-Powered Approach to Feeding New Yorkers Gets Street Vendors Back to Work
The Street Vendor Project put New York City street vendors back to work preparing thousands of free meals for communities in Brooklyn and the Bronx facing food insecurity.
- Preserving Buildings, and Memories, in Athens
When you think of Athenian architecture, there’s one particular building that’s likely to come to mind first—and it sits atop the Acropolis. But Athens has a rich and varied architectural history from recent centuries too, notably the period between 1830 and 1940. It’s a heritage that until recently was overlooked.
- The Green Unit: Psychosocial Rehabilitation through Work in Green Spaces
Some of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) grants that have the greatest and most direct impact for people in need are the most straightforward.
- Health Mentorship by Mothers, for Mothers
“Mentor Mothers are unstoppable in reaching our clients,” says Community Mentor Mother Elizabeth Wilson. “We always find a way to reach them and make sure they get the medical services they need.”
- How a Tiny Greek Island Aspires to Become a Pioneer in Global Climate Change Research
In the passage between mainland Greece and Crete, where the Aegean Sea meets the Ionian, lies Antikythera, a small island with very few inhabitants.
- Guiding Young People through a Strange Summer: A Dispatch from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
By Big Brothers Big Sisters of America