Our Current Projects

 

We have quickly expanded our reach and aide both locally and in far reaches of the globe.  Below are the new missions we support.

 

College Visions in Providence, Rhode Island empowers low-income and first-generation college-bound students by working with them beginning in the spring of 11th grade.  Students receive an individual mentor to help them research schools, navigate financial aid, fill out applications and select an appropriate college. As a student enters college this supportive relationship continues through graduation. 

•    95% of College Visions students enroll in college.

•    89% of those who enroll persist to their second year.

•    67% graduate within 5 years

www.collegevisions.org

 

 

 

New Urban Arts, founded in 1997, is a nationally-recognized community arts studio for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, Rhode Island. Their mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. Their free, year-round out-of-school programs promote sustained mentoring relationships between urban high school students and trained artist mentors. Together, they engage in youth leadership, risk taking, collaboration, and self-directed learning. They are grounded in the belief that in order to fulfill the promise of our democracy, all young people, no matter their place in society, should have the opportunity to become more creative and independent thinkers.

http://www.newurbanarts.org

http://www.facebook.com/newurbanarts

 

 

 

The Urban Pond Procession (UPP) is made up of a revolving group of volunteer artists, scientists, educators and concerned citizens who collaborate to promote the health of Providence, RI urban ponds. They facilitate workshops for all ages in which participants learn about the ponds' history, environmental and health issues while making creative props for an annual celebratory procession to raise further awareness and advocate for the ponds' clean-up, both building community and improving the environment.  UPP helps create a cultural change in the way people interact with and appreciate the environment in their daily lives.

urbanpondprocession.org

 

 

 

Tanzania Efforts

Scholarships:  In Tanzania there is a government supported school system through high school.  After high school, there is virtually no support or resources for continuing education.    The H.T. Ewald Foundation will provide opportunities for students to study in Africa and apply their educational skills/knowledge by working  in Africa to help develop the region.  One year of college is just $2000.

Educational Innovation: The Tanzanian government currently has a mandate to upgrade its schools and create more interactive, democratic classrooms and is building schools.  However, there are no supplies or training for teachers.  Classrooms have up to 150 students and one teacher.  There are no books for students or visual materials on the walls.  The H.T. Ewald Foundation will support efforts to work with teachers and government officials to look for solutions to these problems, to fund existing innovative educational programs and develop new pilot programs.

 

 

 

Georgia Street Community Collective 

The mission is to provide the residents of the Georgia Street Community in Detroit, MI community with: HEALTH: Maintaining the Georgia Street Community Collective gardens and teaching others to start their own garden.

EDUCATION: Establishing and maintaining the Georgia Street Community Center and Library. LEADERSHIP SKILLS: Providing positive role models.

PROTECTION: Providing a Community Center and library for the youth to gather. 

OPPORTUNITY TO REBUILD & SUSTAIN OUR COMMUNITY: One house, one block, one neighborhood at a time.

 http://www.georgiastreetcc.com/