Archive for August, 2011

TakingItGlobal launches new initiative to strengthen Youth Movements

Foundation grantee, TakingITGlobal, in collaboration with the Global Youth Action Network, and the Knight Foundation, are launching YouthMovements.org, a project that will aggregate and showcase youth-led and youth-serving projects globally.

“After a decade of serving young people making a difference in their communities through our network, we’re excited to facilitate the creation of an online hub of youth-led initiatives across the globe,” said Jennifer Corriero, Executive Director of TakingITGlobal. “YouthMovements.org will connect key organizations working to support young people in their efforts to improve the world, helping to amplify the support they provide and the lessons being learned through their engagement with youth.”

YouthMovements.org will launch later this year.

Learn more about YouthMovements.org

Santropol Roulant’s New Rooftop Garden Unveiled!

On July 21, Santropol Roulant, a longtime Foundation grantee, unveiled their new rooftop garden and urban agriculture demonstration site to the public and media.

The unveiling received abundant media coverage, which included a full page article in Metro and a feature on CTV’s Sunday Bite.

“We want this to be a community building. We wanted to move from being a neighbourhood meals-on-wheels to a community food centre,” says Tim Murphy, Santropol’s director of sustainability. “We have compost in the basement, we have gardening on the roof, we have our kitchen on the ground floor. All of this is meant to showcase what it means to have a sustainable urban food cycle.”

Learn more about Santropol Roulant