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Meet a Fellow: Charlene Carruthers

Meet Charlene, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow  October 25, 2019   Meet Charlene, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow  Charlene Carruthers is a strategist, author and a leading organizer in today’s Black liberation movement.  As the founding national director of BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100), she has worked alongside hundreds of young Black activists to build a member-led…

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The Cost of Charity

The Cost of Charity Hannah Dehradunwala | October 26, 2019   I’ve been thinking a lot about money and how we dance with it. In the nonprofit world, it feels like an awkward bachata with a partner that your parents have set you up with. You try your best to touch minimally, making shy and…

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Questions with Ebele Ifedigbo

  Ebele Ifedigbo The Hood Incubator   Where is home currently? Oakland, CA What is your hometown? Buffalo, NY   Tell us about your project, The Hood Incubator! The Hood Incubator works to build economic power for Black communities through the legal cannabis industry   What advice would you give your younger self? I would tell…

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Meet a Fellow: Ebele Ifedigbo

Meet a Roddenberry Fellow Ebele Ifedigbo | October 15, 2019   Meet Ebele, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Ebele is the founding co-executive director of The Hood Incubator, a national organization leveraging the historic rise of the legal marijuana industry to build economic and political power for Black communities harmed by the drug war. The Hood…

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Catalyst: Coral ROVtech

In the last 30 years, over half of the world’s coral reefs have been lost. Rising ocean temperatures, over-fishing, pollution and agricultural run-off are destroying reefs at a rapid pace.

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Catalyst: NextBillion

1 in 5 people in the world live with a disability. At over a billion people worldwide, they constitute the world’s largest minority. Those living with disabilities are twice as likely to be unemployed, and it is often difficult for them to find the right mentor who can help them move forward and reach their potential in a career.

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2018 Roddenberry Prize: About the Prize

2018 Roddenberry Prize About the Prize The Roddenberry Foundation | May 25, 2018   Last year, Project Drawdown, an international coalition of scientists, economists, and experts cataloged and ranked the most effective solutions to global warming. This has never been done before (shocking, right!) and the results are surprising. Some solutions are less effective than one…

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2018 Roddenberry Prize: Press Release

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 7, 2018 – The Roddenberry Foundation announces its $1M Prize for Climate Change.The 2018 Roddenberry Prize, officially launching May 7, seeks to recognize unexpected, overlooked, and unheralded solutions to climate change. The $1 million prize is focused on food waste, plant-rich diets, girls’ education, and women’s rights—all generally underfunded and often unrecognized for their impact on climate change. This year’s Roddenberry Prize is…

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#Charlottesville

Roddenberry Fellowship #Charlottesville Lior Ipp | August 2017   Watching the images of Neo-Nazis and white nationalists fill our news and social media feeds, is as frightening as it is disturbing. It’s easy to feel powerless – even hopeless – in the face of this past weekend’s events in #Charlottesville. When we conceived of the…

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2018 Fellowship: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, July 25, 2017 The Roddenberry Foundation Launches $1 Million Fellowship Fund for US-Based Activists Inaugural Fellowship Accepting Applications for Projects in Civil Rights, Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Immigration and Refugee Rights, and LGBTQIA and Women’s Rights The Roddenberry Foundation is pledging $1 million towards activism through its inaugural Roddenberry…