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Join the TYO Team on a Journey Across the Sahara

The Sahara Race — spanning 150 miles (250 km) through the Valley of the Whales in Egypt and part of the 4 Deserts “Racing the Planet” series — was named by TIME magazine as one of the top 10 toughest endurance competitions in the world. In October 2011, TYO friend and supporter, Usama Malik, will take on this unbelievable challenge in support of TYO. Please join team TYO as Usama runs to raise funds for Tomorrow’s Youth. Throughout the summer, we’ll be checking in on his training–running up to 130 miles a week–and fundraising for TYO–the climb to $20,000. How Continue reading…

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Farewell Spring 2011 Interns!

One of the most rewarding aspects of the nonprofit field is meeting and working with so many talented and passionate interns. At TYO, we usually learn as much from them as they do from us. Which is why it is always so hard to let them go! Three months ago, I introduced a few new folks to TYO: Leila, Adam, Colin and Mathilda. This fantastic four has shared their own passionate blend of stories, skills and knowledge with the Nablus community and TYO since January. Last week, all too soon, it was time to say farewell as these phenomenal individuals Continue reading…

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TYO Hosts Final Workshops in Training Series

During the week of Sunday, April 17, 2011, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization hosted the last two civic engagement workshops for the volunteer participants in our collaboration with the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). On Sunday, Volunteer Coordinator Ahmad Hanani led a workshop, which highlighted the importance of volunteerism. Ahmad explained the roles and responsibilities of a volunteer as well as the benefits of service to the volunteer and the community. The discussion that followed focused on how the volunteers at TYO and in the literacy project identify with the term “volunteer” and their evaluation of the status of volunteerism in Nablus. Continue reading…

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Ambassador Melanne Verveer Visits the TYO Center

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer visited the TYO Center in Nablus on Wednesday, April 20, 2010. Her time at TYO Nablus included a working breakfast with the Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in Nablus (FWEN) participants and its steering committee members,  TYO’s Spring 2011 International Interns and TYO staff as well as an informative tour of the TYO Nablus Center and its programming. Ambassador Verveer gave remarks at the working breakfast that spoke to the importance of innovation in unlocking the great potential of female leaders within their own communities. TYO’s female entrepreneurs shared their business plans as well as Continue reading…

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Hip Hop at TYO!

What better way to celebrate the last day of classes than with a performance by the hip-hop dance troupe Dar Al-Fonon from Nablus’s Old Askar Refugee Camp.  Participants in both the Core and Intern Program classes were treated to a multi-faceted show that began with sketch comedy and ended in full blown dance off between the members of Dar Al-Fonon and some of the Volunteer Program’s braver, or at least less self-conscious, participants! As many TYO’s attendees come from the refugee camps of Nablus, it was doubly thrilling for students who recognized the dancers from their community.  It was furthermore Continue reading…

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TYO and the National Children’s Museum Celebrate Nablus!

On Saturday April 9, TYO and partner, The National Children’s Museum (NCM), celebrated the 1-year mark of the Launch Zone’s exhibits about Nablus, which has provided communities with incite to children’s lives in the city. Continue reading

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New Photo of the Week on the Triple Exposure website!

Check out this week’s photo of the week by Triple Exposure photography student Doha, as described by TYO intern Mathilda: Twelve year old Doha is from Khallet-al Amood, Nablus. Like many of the Triple Exposure kids, she loves to photograph her siblings. She took this photo of her one year old brother, Omar, on the terrace when he was crying out for their mother. A sneak peak! “Triple Exposure” is an initiative of Tomorrow’s Youth Organization to promote art education for youth, community access to public art, and a better worldwide understanding of Palestine. Related posts:Photo of the Day: Preparing the Continue reading…

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Intern Journal: Climb Every Mountain, Ford Every Stream

The ability of fellow passengers to doze off during the hour service ride between Nablus and Ramallah still confounds me.  Granted, I’m no seasoned commuter, but with about a dozen rides to boast, I still find that I can barely tear my eyes away from the impressive rolling hills long enough to change the track on my iPod.   There is something truly spellbinding about the way those coveted hills glisten, illuminated by the late afternoon sun’s ebbing rays as they subside beyond the ridge.  Yes, when there are no shrieking babies involved, the ride is a serene one, lending itself Continue reading…

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Photo of the Day: Parent-Teacher Conferences

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