Safe streets are key to health and wellness and building strong communities. Wykeisha Howe, engaged parent and community member, was looking for a safe, healthy way to keep her children active and stay involved in the community as a family. She learned of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Bike Family program — which provides elementary school students and their families with bike safety classes and free bikes, helmets, and lights to keep — and quickly joined.
Helping Hand for Relief and Development’s (HHRD) Education Support Program (ESP) improves access to education for students, particularly those who live in poor and geographically remote areas of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. HHRD strengthens the education system through upgradation and renovation of educational institutions, providing supplies for educational institutions, and provision of scholarships from primary to higher education. In all these projects, ESP provides equal opportunities to enhance male and female education.
Helping Hand for Relief and Development’s (HHRD) School of Excellence in in Mogadishu was established in 2014 with the aim of bridging inequality gaps in Somalia’s education system. The institution offers free primary education to 300 orphans and vulnerable children from those internally displaced and host communities in Mogadishu to supplement government initiatives in building a quality and sustainable education system in the country. The students range from kindergarten to 8th grade.
LVWA is a GREAT organization that helps so many people in our community. I started as a volunteer, teaching basic math to a class that included 2 homeless people, a man in his 80's who never finished high school, and a woman "let go" from her 35+ year job with only 2 months before retirement. I have tutored a homeless man preparing for a vocational assessment to enter the military; an unwed mother who never finished high school; multiple immigrants who needed help with learning and understanding English; and a young man "homeschooled" by illiterate parents.
Belinda Shreckengost received the Astronaut Scholarship in 1999 from Harvey Mudd College where she was studying engineering and mathematical statistics.