DONORS VOTE: #JUSTICE4FUND

GOAL:  $2500   DONATED:  $3477 Thank you contributing to the #JUSTICE4FUND – We exceeded our goal because of you, but you can STILL donate by CLICKING HERE! Also, don’t forget to RSVP for the Capital Cause Young Philanthropist Soiree taking place on September 25, 2014.  During this event, the grants will be awarded. DONORS ONLY:  VOTE ON 1 of 2 FINALISTS Fill out my online...

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Announced: Capital Cause/SponsorChange Select Finalists to Give Back Time to Pay Back Loan Debt

“Finalists Announced:  Young Philanthropists Volunteer to Give Back | Capital Cause/SponsorChange Agree to Pay Back Their Student Loans” On July 16, 2014, Capital Cause and SponsorChange announced a partnership to pay back up to $1,000 in student loan debt for Capital Cause young philanthropists volunteering to give back their skills to nonprofits in the Washington, DC area.   Forty-two (42) millennial young philanthropists submitted applications to be considered for the first round of awards.     Applicants indicated they had student loan debt ranging from $5,000 to $250,000,...

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Press Release: Capital Announces Partnership with SponsorChange to Pay Down Student Loan Debt

“Capital Cause Announces “Give Back/Pay Back” Partnership with SponsorChange” by Mamei Willie-Bongolo Picture this: being rewarded for doing good. A not so novel concept, right? Furthermore, imagine having this reward come in the form of monies to help pay down your outstanding student loans. Excited yet? Well, you SHOULD be! Statistics today show the following: The cost of college has increased by 1,120% since 1978. Across our nation, 71 percent of graduates who rely on student loan assistance borrowed an average of $30,000. The amount of student loan debt in the...

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#PhilanthroFriday: Social Media or Social Change – Which Works Best?

#PhilanthroFriday: Social Media or Social Change – Which Works Best? by: Mamei Willie-Bongolo, Capital Cause PR Fellow Hearts and minds across the country are in disarray. In recent news, there have been multiple occurrences of young, unarmed Black males being shot and killed by police officers. As troubling as this is, it is hardly a new phenomenon. A study conducted in 2012 revealed a Black man is killed in the U.S. every 28 hours by police. On August 9th, one more life succumbed to that gruesome statistic… that of 18 year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO. His death has reignited...

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#CCPipeline: 13 Young Philanthropists Teach 30 Black & Latino Boys to Develop Good Character

On May 8, 2014, Capital Cause partnered with Paul Charter School to to host “My Brother’s Keeper…Responding to the Call.”  This kickoff event involved the DC community in talking about President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.  Capital Cause was one of many community organizations that hosted workshops for Black and Latino boys.  During the Capital Cause workshop,  13 Young Philanthropists taught 30 young boys how to be men of good character, a responsible citizen and a giver. Through small group discussion, the boys were able to ask...

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RECAP: #CCPipelineProject – 20 Volunteers Host Future Philanthropist Fair for US Dream Academy Youth

On April 25, 2014, Capital Cause hosted its final Pipeline Project with the “right now” changemakers enrolled in the U.S. Dream Academy.  By hosting a Future Philanthropist Fair, we involved children in giving their time, talent and treasure through implementing fun field day activities including a treeasure hunt, a talent show and a time “relay” race. The Capital Cause Pipeline Project with the US Dream Academy has been a eight-month project involving 119 volunteers, who created activities which were used by U.S. Dream Academy mentors to help children: develop a...

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