Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

By Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International During these unprecedented times, we are all experiencing moments of panic, fear, scarcity, and uncertainty, and conflict seems inevitable. But conflict is not inherently bad; it is simply an expression of our diversity – diverse needs, perspectives, and possibilities. Conflict is natural; violence … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

Connect with social innovators through Ashoka

By Rotary Service and Engagement For 40 years, Ashoka has found exceptional Changemakers from around the world and guided them to grow unexpected ideas into transformative social progress. Ashoka’s network enables over 4,000 social entrepreneurs to learn from one other while creating faster, more impactful large-scale change. Venture and Fellowship, the core of Ashoka’s work, identifies leading social entrepreneurs with transformative ideas … More Connect with social innovators through Ashoka

Promoting peace in your community

By Rotary Service and Engagement According to UNHCR, 44,400 people a day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal … More Promoting peace in your community

Partnering with ShelterBox on relief deployments

Rotarian Liz Odell of the Rotary Club of Nailsworth in England shares about her involvement with ShelterBox over the past seven years. Liz has participated in 16 deployments with ShelterBox as a response team volunteer. Here’s her story: Video courtesy of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Interested in getting involved with ShelterBox, Rotary’s … More Partnering with ShelterBox on relief deployments

Creating greater good in partnership with innovative change makers

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Noran Sanford, a licensed social worker, a man of faith, and a vested community member, is empowering a rural U.S. community to utilize overlooked resources and pioneer change from within. In 2000, Noran moved back to his hometown in rural North Carolina, USA, where he was stunned … More Creating greater good in partnership with innovative change makers

Serving with ShelterBox in times of disaster

By Ellina Kushnir, RI Programs staff When disaster strikes, our partner ShelterBox often works closely with Rotarians to evaluate local needs and devise a plan for immediate response. The Rotary family provides vital assistance to ShelterBox Response Teams by helping with disaster assessments, housing response team volunteers, and helping coordinate relief logistics. Over the past twelve … More Serving with ShelterBox in times of disaster

World Food Day 2014: Feeding the World. Caring for the Earth.

Rotary International and The Global FoodBanking Network Fight Hunger and Food Waste By: Craig A. Nemitz, Ph.D. (h.c.) Director of Field Services, The Global FoodBanking Network; Charter Member of the Channahon/Minooka Rotary Club, Illinois, USA 16 October, World Food Day, is a day for people and organizations to come together to create awareness, share ideas, … More World Food Day 2014: Feeding the World. Caring for the Earth.