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Welcome to Good People Talk, a Podcast where social entrepreneurs and visionaries –those who are changing and uplifting lives and communities in the U.S., Israel, and elsewhere around the world – describe what it is that drives and motivates them to tackle seemingly intractable challenges and generate deep impact. Their stories frame how change-makers, often informed by their Jewish values and in partnership with philanthropy, can change the narrative. To learn more, go to goodpeoplefund.org.

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Welcome to Good People Talk, a Podcast where social entrepreneurs and visionaries –those who are changing and uplifting lives and communities in the U.S., Israel, and elsewhere around the world – describe what it is that drives and motivates them to tackle seemingly intractable challenges and generate deep impact. Their stories frame how change-makers, often informed by their Jewish values and in partnership with philanthropy, can change the narrative. To learn more, go to goodpeoplefund.org.

    For Vulnerable Youth and Families, Filling Voids and Changing Outcomes

    For Vulnerable Youth and Families, Filling Voids and Changing Outcomes

    For underserved and vulnerable youth and families involved in the juvenile court or child welfare systems in Massachusetts, resources as varied as a bus fare, a laptop, even a bed, can tilt the balance toward improved systemic and personal outcomes. Anne Bader-Martin is a juvenile court attorney who founded One Can Help — a Good … Continue reading For Vulnerable Youth and Families, Filling Voids and Changing Outcomes →

    • 25 min
    In Rural Mali, Planting Futures Through Education

    In Rural Mali, Planting Futures Through Education

    Barry Hoffner was on a personal trip to Mali in 2010, when he was struck by the lack of educational opportunities for young people in rural villages around Timbuktu. So he decided to build a school. Now, a dozen years and 16 schools later, his organization, Caravan to Class — a Good People Fund grantee … Continue reading In Rural Mali, Planting Futures Through Education →

    • 19 min
    Shutaf: Filling a Void with Inclusion

    Shutaf: Filling a Void with Inclusion

    Beth Steinberg and Miriam Avraham both have children with Down syndrome, both moved to Israel, and both found a lack of informal education programming for those with developmental challenges. So, they started a program themselves. Shutaf, which means “partner” in Hebrew, is a Jerusalem based organization — and a Good People Fund grantee — practicing … Continue reading Shutaf: Filling a Void with Inclusion →

    • 23 min
    “Homeless Women Need Bras” — Giving Dignity to Those in Need

    “Homeless Women Need Bras” — Giving Dignity to Those in Need

    Dana Marlowe was a working mom in metro Washington, DC who was driven by a personal experience to start I Support the Girls, a Good People Fund grantee. The organization gives bras, menstrual products and other personal care items to people around the world who need them desperately — due to homelessness, natural and human-made … Continue reading “Homeless Women Need Bras” — Giving Dignity to Those in Need →

    • 17 min
    Advocating for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community

    Advocating for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community

    Asher Lovy grew up in the insular Haredi community of Borough Park, Brooklyn and was sexually, physically and mentally abused by his mother. The silence within his community — where discussion of such aggressions was neither acknowledged nor welcome — propelled Asher to make some noise as head of ZA’AKAH (Hebrew for “outcry”), advocating for … Continue reading Advocating for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community →

    • 20 min
    Aiding Holocaust Survivors in Ukraine, as Humanitarian Crisis Continues

    Aiding Holocaust Survivors in Ukraine, as Humanitarian Crisis Continues

    Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, The Survivor Mitzvah Project has been operating in overdrive, navigating turmoil and destruction in Ukraine to maintain contact with Holocaust survivors, deliver them more critical aid, and in some cases provide them safe passage out of the country. Good People Fund Exec. Dir. Naomi Eisenberger speaks with The Survivor … Continue reading Aiding Holocaust Survivors in Ukraine, as Humanitarian Crisis Continues →

    • 16 min

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