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TYO is participating in GlobalGiving’s Global Open, can you help us win up to $6,000 in prize money?!

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TYO Welcomes Nablus Center Director Wynne Mancini

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization is excited to introduce the latest member of our team in Nablus. Wynne Mancini has joined the TYO staff as the Center Director of TYO’s flagship center in Nablus. Wynne’s professional background is in Arabic and the Middle East. From 2007-2008, Wynne studied in Damascus, Syria on a CASA fellowship and also worked with the Director of Public Information while interning at UNRWA. In 2009, she graduated from Georgetown University with a masters degree in Arab Studies. While at Georgetown, Wynne worked as a research assistant at the United States Institute of Peace, examining American involvement in Continue reading…

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Intern Journal: Learning from Each Other

Last weekend marked several important days here at TYO: Universal Children’s Day, our Open Day, and the passage of the midway mark for our fall internship program. As I was surrounded by dozens of kids clamoring to have their faces painted as Spider-man, Batman, hearts, moons, stars, flowers, butterflies (a good Arabic lesson for me that day!), I found a moment to reflect on the past month and a half here in Nablus. I have been trying to teach my students here at TYO as much as they teach me. Every day with them is a new learning experience, as Continue reading…

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Announcing the launch of a TYO initiative blog, TripleExposure.net!

The “Triple Exposure” blog will chronicle the progress of the public art and photography project of the same name. The 2-year project aims to develops identity and awareness through photographic expression and public art, engaging children from our target areas. By exploring TripleExposure.net, you can read more about the project, see photos of the children and their work, and learn the history and present situation of the incomparable city of Nablus. -Doris and Kelsey Doris and Kelsey are both former TYO Summer Interns and current Triple Exposure Project Coordinators.   Related posts:Triple Exposure: Students submit photos to Jane Goodall online Continue reading…

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Call to Action: Support us on Global Giving!

[clearspring_widget title=”GlobalGiving Large Project Widget” wid=”48443ed0ef450851″ pid=”4b0b92e4bc8acc78″ width=”180″ height=”325″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] The Global Open Challenge From November 24 – December 21, we are competing to earn a spot on the GlobalGiving website, and earn up to US $6,000 from Global Giving by being one of the top fundraisers in the ‘Global Open’ Challenge. The organization with the greatest number of individual donations will get $3,000, and a separate $3,000 prize will go to the project raising the most money. The second and third place runners up for both achievements will get $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. In order to keep our project Continue reading…

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TripleX Anime Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEVzx3qFYCg] The TripleX mural class made this anime film last week. Triple Exposure, a new TYO project, develops identity and awareness through photographic expression and public art. TripleX uses art and photography classes to engage children ages 7 to 16 from our target areas. Related posts:Triple Exposure mural in the city!Mosaic Mania!Nikon Not Believe It’s Already Over

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2010 Spring Internship Program Recruitment!

TYO published its 2010 Spring Internship Program Application this week. We are recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns with experience in international travel and teaching to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) this spring (late January – mid May). Interns will cooperate with TYO staff before their arrival in Nablus to develop a variety of activities for children, youth, and adults from the Nablus community. These may include: afterschool workshops for sport/drama/journalism or other activities for children and youth, evening English classes, and weekend recreational activities. Upon arrival, interns will work full-time leading the programs they developed, supporting Continue reading…

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TYO Celebrates International Children’s Day

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfc5uRDhgjs] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wI12ARqGFE] Yesterday, TYO celebrated United Nations’ International Children’s Day. About 200 community members, including children and parents, came to TYO’s Open Day to enjoy an exciting array of activities, including art and sports activities, face painting and debka. A special thanks to all the  TYO volunteers who did an incredible job orchestrating the day and leading activities. Related posts:Sharing Knowledge about Women’s Economic EmpowermentAnnouncing “Suwarna,” a Triple Exposure photography exhibition!TYO partners with National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC

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TYO in Sin City!

What a thrill – over 3,000 people took part in a magnificent evening showcasing Arab music and culture in Las Vegas tonight, thanks to Dawn Elder World Entertainment and host, MGM Grand. The evening was coordinated in honor of International Children’s Day, and designed in the service of Arab children worldwide. Read more in our last post here. I might be partial, but the most exciting part of this event was a 90-second highlight of TYO as an example of the type of work to be supported by the initiative. A huge thanks to TYO partner, Students of the World, Continue reading…

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A triumph of humanity, not of technology!

The first ever World Innovation Summit for Education put on by the Qatar Foundation in Doha last week was a great success. The intelligent and forward-looking ideas and programs discussed throughout the conference represented a ‘triumph of humanity, not of technology’ – a phrase coined by Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, in the Wednesday morning plenary with regard to their aspirations for the now-ubiquitous micro-blogging platform. Having the rarely paralleled budget to fly and accommodate 1,000 delegates from all over the world undoubtedly helped QF to gather the varied, dedicated, talented and truly global audience. And while certain aspects of Continue reading…