Six Non-Profits Will Change Lives Through Project Innovation Grants - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Six Non-Profits Will Change Lives Through Project Innovation Grants

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    Project Innovation: Local Nonprofit Turns Eyesores Into Art

    Cooper Ferry Partnership is a local nonprofit organization that is helping turn areas that were once eyesores into art in the city of Camden, New Jersey. They're one of the winners of NBC10 and Telemundo 62's Project Innovation grants.

    (Published Friday, June 28, 2019)

    One group is bringing quality science and nature education to teachers in poor neighborhoods. Another is helping provide career coaching to women looking for a job. Another is defending the rights of the disabled.

    These non-profit organizations and three others were awarded $225,000 in grants from NBC10, Telemundo62 and the NBCUniversal Foundation as part of the second annual Project Innovation grant challenge.

    "We are honored to provide six local non-profit organizations with grants that will propel their communities into a better tomorrow," said Ric Harris, president and general manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62.

    Here are the groups that won this year's grants:

    Cooper Ferry's Partnership

    Cooper Ferry's Partnership was awarded $55,000 for "A New View," which aims to turn vacant lots in Camden that are now the sites of illegal dumping into homes for art. As part of the redevelopment, "A New View" will connect national artists with local artists to tell the story of Camden’s resurgence.

    Delaware Museum of Natural History

    Delaware Museum of Natural History was awarded $10,000 for the Underserved Education Initiative, which provides quality science and nature education to teachers, students and community organizations in economically disadvantaged areas.

    Project Innovation: Museum Makes Science Fun for KidsProject Innovation: Museum Makes Science Fun for Kids

    From things that hiss to exhibits you can touch, the Delaware Museum of Natural History brings science to life for kids, and adults, of all ages. This year, the museum won a grant as part of NBC10 and Telemundo62's Project Innovation grant challenge.

    (Published Friday, June 28, 2019)

    Dress for Success Central New Jersey

    Dress for Success Central New Jersey won $40,000 for its program Designing Your Future, an eight-week program job training women entering or reentering the workforce.

    Project Innovation: Transforming the Lives of Thousands of WomenProject Innovation: Transforming the Lives of Thousands of Women

    From homelessness to domestic abuse, Dress for Success of Central New Jersey is a program that has transformed the lives of over 9,000 women. They're one of the winners of NBC10 and Telemundo 62's Project Innovation grants.

    (Published Friday, June 28, 2019)

    Legal Clinic for the Disabled

    The Legal Clinic for the Disabled's Medical-Legal Partnership won $50,000 for its work integrating legal services into medical settings, making legal assistance easier to access for people with disabilities.

    Project Innovation: Legal Clinic Helps Those Who Need it MostProject Innovation: Legal Clinic Helps Those Who Need it Most

    The Legal Clinic for the Disabled's Medical-Legal Partnership won a $50,000 grant for its innovative, program that brings legal services into healthcare settings. They are one of our Project Innovation grant winners.

    (Published Thursday, July 4, 2019)

    Philadelphia Young Playwrights

    Philadelphia Young Playwrights won $40,000 to create its Mouthful Podcast, featuring student-written monologues that serve as the starting point for larger conversations about social and cultural topics.

    Project Innovation: Helping Philadelphia's Young Playwrights Reach PotentialProject Innovation: Helping Philadelphia's Young Playwrights Reach Potential

    Since 1987, Philadelphia Young Playwrights has used fine arts to strengthen students' literacy skills. The program operates in nearly 50 schools and almost 100 classrooms annually. This year, the organization received a grant as part of NBC10 and Telemundo62's Project Innovation grant challenge.

    (Published Friday, June 28, 2019)

    WHYY Inc.'s Media Labs

    The WHYY Media Labs won $30,000 for its program that provides schools with equipment and knowledge to integrate digital media-making into students’ learning.

    Project Innovation: Big Honor for the WHYY Media Labs ProgramProject Innovation: Big Honor for the WHYY Media Labs Program

    Lights, camera, learning! The WHYY Media Labs program is growing, introducing more children to media tools to help them in the classroom and beyond. They're one of the winners of NBC10 and Telemundo 62's Project Innovation grants,

    (Published Friday, June 28, 2019)