Author Archives: Cat Laine

Angela Jackson: Turning Urban Youth Into Global Citizens

29 Jun 13
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Angela Jackson is the founder and executive director of the Global Language Project, an educational movement that seeks to equip disadvantaged public-school students with the skills to compete in a globalized world and work force by helping them to develop functional proficiency in a language other than English.
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Umberto Crenca: Unjuried Uncensored Art Spaces in Service to Community

29 Jun 13
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Visual Artist Umberto Crenca tells the story behind founding AS220, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting and presenting unjuried and uncensored visual art, music, and performing arts in Rhode Island. AS220 maintains four dozen artist live/work studios, around a dozen individual work studios, four rotating exhibition spaces, a performance space, a black box theatre, a dance studio, a print shop, a community darkroom and digital media lab, a high-tech fabrication lab, an organization-run bar and restaurant, a recording studio, and a youth program. TEDxPVD-UmbertoCrenca-004
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Khalil Fuller: Teaching Math Through Basketball

29 Jun 13
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Khalil Fuller is the founder of NBA Math Hoops, an organization dedicated to improving math literacy among urban youth by creating innovative, fun, and effective educational tools that harness the power of basketball. TEDxPVD-KhalilFuller-001
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Singer-Songwriter Emma Corbin Closes Out TEDxProvidence 2013

29 Jun 13
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15 year old singer-songwriter and three-year Girls Rock! RI alumna Emma Corbin closes out TEDxProvidence 2013 with an original song. TEDxPVD-Emma Corbin-005
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Barnaby Evans: Waterfire Providence

29 Jun 13
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Barnaby Evans, creator and Executive Artistic Director of WaterFire Providence, is an artist who works in many mediums, including site-specific sculpture installations, photography, film, garden design, architectural projects, writing and conceptual works.
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Sarah Schumann: To Save Our Fisheries, Eat Like a Fish

20 Jun 13
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Sarah Schumann is a commercial fisherwoman and the creator of Eating with the Ecosystem. Eating with the Ecosystem holds a traveling dinner series that offers a guided culinary tour of local marine ecosystems and encourages us to eat a broader and thus more sustainable array of seafood.
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Emily Jodka: A Community That Grows Together, Grows Together

20 Jun 13
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Emily Jodka is one of the co-founders of New Urban Farmers, a non-profit that works to increase healthy food access in the Rhode Island cities of Pawtucket, Central Falls and surrounding areas by eliminating barriers to healthy food and empowering low-income individuals, families, and at-risk-youth with education and collaboration.
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Hilary Jones: Girls, Guitars and Empowerment

20 Jun 13
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Hilary Jones is the executive director of Girls Rock RI, a volunteer-based non-profit that uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls and women. TEDxPVD-HilaryJones-003
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Davide Dukcevich: Third Generation Ham Salesman

20 Jun 13
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Davide Dukcevich is the co-owner of Daniele, Inc, a Rhode Island based maker and distributor of charcuterie. In his TEDx Talk, Davide tells the story of his family's journey from Croatia to Italy and finally Rhode Island where his company has firmly planted its roots. TEDxPVD-DavideDukcevich -004
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Andy Posner: Pragmatic Idealism

20 Jun 13
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Andy Posner is the co-founder of the Capital Good Fund (CGF), a non-profit microlender based in Providence, Rhode Island whose goal is to deliver equitable financial services that create pathways out of poverty.

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