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It isn’t really much of a challenge to look at the young people of today and wonder what is wrong with them. Adults have been doing that for a very long time. People did not accept the hippies of the ‘60’s, but their beliefs stopped a war. Yesterday’s hippies are now the leading business people of today. As well, feminists have walked a long road toward acceptance, but women are now the backbones of nearly everything!
At the DON, we turn the question around. We assume there is much right with young people and it is just looking for a way to express itself. When we begin from this perspective, we are led to considerations of opportunity and possibility. We think of youth development instead of judgment. It motivates us to get involved. We look at charity organizations that are involved with youth development. We find ways to support and extend their charity work. We focus on solutions that are designed to make a difference by providing our young people a way to realize their full potential.
The DON (Definition of Nyce) is first and foremost an idea. It is a way to provide young people something they can aspire to, something they can believe in, and something they can share with their friends and still be “cool”.
The DON brand was founded with the specific intent of donating 100% of our net profits to charities. We want to make a difference, we want to make a statement, and we want to change the world. We believe we can.
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Artists For Humanity:The mission of AFH is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.
Teen Empowerment (TE) inspires young people, and the adults who work with them, to think deeply about the most difficult social problems in their communities, and gives them the tools they need to work with others in creating significant positive change.
Friends Of The Children-Boston:
Mentoring organization committed to supporting, developing, and fostering high academic achievement and strong character development of children from at-risk communities to avoid cycles of poverty, abuse or violence and become successful members of society.
Creates and implements innovative educational programs and events that teach 21st Century skills to youths in urban, low-income communities.
Modern Revolution Organization:
The Modern Revolution Organization acts as a think tank where everyday people can present and debate potential ideas for the betterment of the world we inhabit
Improves the scholastic, character and physical development of urban youth by combining tennis instruction and academic support with a focus on life skills.
Business Advancement and Social Entrepreneurship:
BASE equips youth with the necessary tools to bring forth long term positive change within their lives and society in ways that encourage active and compassionate civic engagement.
The Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University:
EdLabs brings together world-class scholars from all fields and connects them with research and development teams embedded in the everyday workings of school districts, infusing the system with fresh ideas and fresh solutions.
Building Educated Leaders for Life:
BELL exists to dramatically increase the academic achievements, self-esteem and life opportunities of children living in low-income, urban communities.
The Center for Effective Philanthropy:
The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) is a nonprofit organization focused on the development of comparative data to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness and impact.
Harlem Children’s Zone:
HCZ offers innovative, efficiently run programs that are aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves.
Arsenal Center for the Arts:
The Arsenal Center for the Arts opens doors to excite and inspire diverse audiences and artists to create, appreciate, participate and grow through the arts.
The Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston):
Strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.
The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP):
Focuses on the development of comparative data to enable higher-performing funders. CEP’s mission is to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness and impact. This mission is based on a vision of a world in which pressing social needs are more effectively addressed.
Cultural organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts. Located in East Boston, MA, ZUMIX provides top-quality cultural programming as an alternative way for young people to deal with frustration, anger and fear, and as a method of building cultural understanding and acceptance in one of Boston's most diverse neighborhoods.
Free Arts NYC:
Provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.
The National Black College Alliance (NBCA):
Creating the next generation of urban civic leaders by encouraging community volunteerism and college education to high school students while promoting Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We recognize the outstanding contributions that HBCUs and their alumni have made to American society and our work is in the tradition of excellence and service to our communities established by these esteemed educational institutions.
The Jericho Circle Project:
Brings men’s work to offenders and ex-offenders in institutional and community settings. The project creates circles to help men become more aware of the connection between their feelings, perceptions and behaviors. As offenders see themselves more clearly, they develop a deeper understanding of how their personal pain and struggles have taken them off course and caused pain to others. The men build the skills necessary to re-vision interrupted and misguided lives and can redirect their lives toward greater commitment, self-awareness, and civic responsibility.
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD):
Boston's antipoverty agency, serving more than 100,000 low-income Greater Boston residents through its city-wide network of neighborhood-based organizations. ABCD provides innovative, timely programs that promote upward mobility and a higher quality of life for people and communities.
CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Our focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number--it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
Central Asia Institute (CAI):
Promotes and supports community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. To learn more, visit https://www.ikat.org/about-cai/history/
Disclaimer: The Central Asia Institute name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, of any product, service, company or individual.