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New video on early childhood investments from the National Academy of Sciences

When I arrived in Nablus for a yearlong fellowship in June 2011, I knew that the experience would be a transformative one. I expected to learn about Palestinian history, culture, and social structures, about education and community development, and about resilience in the face of extreme adversity. What I did not expect was to come away with the conviction that preschool is one of the most valuable assets a community can have. Now back in Washington, DC, that conviction has only been strengthened by my work on the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the U.S. National Academy of Continue reading…

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Social Media Inspiration with Craig Newmark

TYO likes to be active on all fronts, from the ground in Palestine to the world wide web! To get some advice on social media practices and how we can best apply it to philanthropy in Palestine, we sat down with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, to get some ideas. 1.  Social media is a tool for connection and mobilization, from craigslist to the tweeters of the Arab Spring. How do you see social media changing the course of today’s society? I see large numbers of people of good will finding each other via social  media, then working together for Continue reading…

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Guest Post: A Chance Meeting in Beirut

This week we present the second in our series of guest blog posts from our Pangea Advisors team from Columbia Business School. Enjoy today’s post by Eric Amaso and tune in next Wednesday for the final Pangea installment from Eric Kuo. As I reminisce about our time in Lebanon I cant help but think about Khalil, the young Lebanese boy I met only a few hours after our plane landed in Beirut. An extremely handsome boy, Khalil spoke no English, but we found that communicating through head nods and hand gestures worked just fine. It was clear that Khalil was Continue reading…

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Guest Post: Supporting the Women of Lebanon

Last month we introduced the talented team who will be advising TYO this spring as part of the Pangea Advisors at Columbia Business School. We are pleased to announce that for the next three Wednesdays the team will be guest blogging about their experiences on their recent trip to Lebanon and work with TYO. Enjoy today’s post by Mallika Daswani and tune in next Wednesday for more Pangea perspectives. A student at Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA program and a member of Pangea, a pro-bono consulting arm of the school’s Management Consulting Association, I arrived in beautiful Beirut Lebanon or Continue reading…