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At DSO we have the honor of working with inspiring and impactful social impact partners around the world. A bunch of our partners directly support frontline workers, underserved, and/or vulnerable people to sustain their own livelihoods.
In this report, we want to amplify some of our current partners and their continued courage and changemaking with our communities. Read more about them in their own words. We hope you’ll consider supporting them.
Accountability Counsel amplifies the voices of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment. As advocates for people harmed by internationally financed projects, we employ community driven and policy level strategies to access justice.
Building New Hope
Building New Hope is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh and Nicaragua. In Nicaragua, we partner with a worker-owned organic coffee cooperative, operate two supplemental schools for at-risk youth, and provide high school scholarships for students in need. In Pittsburgh, we engage with local schools and universities, faith groups, farmers, non-profits, community groups, and businesses to promote healthy ecosystems and to spread awareness about how fair trade relationships can help to reduce poverty and inequalities.
Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation
The Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation (CRHF) is a non-profit organization committed to developing creative and economical solutions to a wide range of social problems in Costa Rica. The CRHF provides opportunities to exchange friendship, goods, services, and financial resources for critical needs among different cultures, socio-economic classes, and language groups.
Disaster Accountability Project
Disaster Accountability Project saves lives and reduces suffering after disasters by maximizing the impact of preparedness, response and relief through citizen oversight and engagement, policy research and advocacy, and public education. DAP is working to improve the effectiveness of relief by focusing on the transparency and public accountability of agencies and organizations with critical life-saving responsibilities. By improving the transparency and public accountability of the humanitarian aid/relief sector, DAP is working to make sure donated dollars save more lives. DAP minimizes the devastating effects of disasters by infusing best practices, lessons learned, and public accountability into the operations of communities, government agencies, and disaster relief/humanitarian aid groups.
A registered Trust, Ek Tara began its journey in 2011 with a small group of children and women from impoverished families in the slums of Topsia and Tiljala with a vision to provide high-quality holistic education to enable community transformation. "Ek Tara Creates" is a social enterprise and a sustained platform for women from urban slum communities to showcase and market their handmade products.
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County
The Family Crisis Center helps families get and stay safe. We help families move forward from domestic violence by connecting people to resources, developing capacity and providing support. We offer emergency safe shelter and advocacy services for victims, groups for perpetrators of violence, counseling and family centered coaching for individuals and families, educational and skills groups, parenting groups, and community and outreach to the community. The Family Crisis Center helps every member of a family be safe and thrive.
Crowdvet.org aims to harness the knowledge of the crowd to determine which social enterprises to fund. Early-stage social enterprises are stuck in the "missing middle", too big for microfinance, yet too small for traditional banking. CrowdVet.org, a pilot project under the Direct-to-Social Enterprise program, crowdsources the vetting of these loan applications so that Kiva can provide more early-stage social enterprises with access to 0% interest working capital loans. Make social impact virtually. You can sign up to Crowdvet here: bit.ly/startcrowdvet.
Imagine a world in which everyone has the opportunity to discover the world around them through experimentation. Lab4U's solutions for science education are making this dream a reality and inspiring a new generation of scientists. Lab4U's tools for science education are used by hundreds of thousands of teachers and students from around the world, with proven positive impact on student learning and soft skill development.
We recognize that a girl in India faces many obstacles before she can earn an education. OneProsper takes a holistic approach to solve the crisis in female literacy. We give her time. We provide clean water. We show her respect. We ensure nutrition. We provide school supplies. We provide transportation. We grow family incomes.
School Justice Project
School Justice Project (SJP) is a legal services and advocacy organization serving older students with special education needs who are involved in DC's justice systems. Based on SJP’s vision of a world where all students have meaningful access to a quality education, SJP uses special education law to ensure that older, court-involved students with disabilities can access a quality education. Whether representing clients or working on systemic issues, SJP has improved access to education for hundreds of court-involved students in the District of Columbia.