Nobelity Project

Rating: 5 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education, International

Location: PO Box 161925 Austin TX 78733 USA

Mission: In schools, on film, and in action The Nobelity Project is a place to explore global issues and discover ways to effect positive change. By connecting hands, hearts, and minds we believe we can all be part of a better way.
Results: 3 feature documentaries, 50 short films, 17 community school projects in Kenya and one full high school. It's been a busy few years for us. Our goals for 2013 include 50,000 trees planted in fire-ravaged areas of Texas and deforested lands in Kenya, continued support of school and community projects, and many more chances to tell the stories of people around the world doing good work.
Target demographics: We partner with communities to carry out innovative solutions to local challenges, and to share their inspiring stories.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 20 community partners impacting thousands of young people and their families
Geographic areas served: Kenya, Honduras, Mexico, Ecuador, Nepal and the US
Programs: Nobelity In Action--supporting environmental, health, and education initiatives helping communities bridge the gap in funding and implementation. Nobelity In Schools--engaging students in the US in issues that effect their futures and providing service opportunities that prove the local acts have global impacts. Nobelity On Screen--producing short and feature length documentary films that raise people's awareness on these issues and move them to action.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've actually heard directly from some of the people affected by the work they do in Kenya and they could not be more positive about the efforts of The Nobelity Project. That led to me becoming a donor and recently I helped them raise money for their Bikes and Books project by riding almost 750 miles across Texas. Very impressive organization

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Watching Nobelity grow from the roots up made a big impression on me - Austinites choosing a cause, one worlds away, finding their path, and succeeding in making an impact. Thank you, Nobelity, for inspiring a young volunteer.

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As a Gen Y type, it is great to find an organization that addresses important issues in a way that is relevant and applicable. Powerful film coverage brings these topics into clear focus and makes it easier to understand the human stories involved.

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We used The Nobelity Project film and educational materials while I was in model UN in high school. It gave us great context to discuss issues that effect us as a global population. I love that they are telling positive stories about meeting the challenges that face us all. It gives me hope.

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It has been wonderful to watch the Nobelity Project grow over the years from Turk Pipkin's film Nobelity where he interviewed Nobel Prize winners to becoming hands on by building Mihaga Hope the first secondary school in a remote area of Kenya. Students who would never have had the chance are now attending college. The Nobelity Project has now helped many communities in Kenya build a school and the water systems necessary to support a school. Great work!

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The Nobelity Project is making a positive change globally and in the Austin area. Working for children in other areas of the world is creating positive change and connecting people in a deep, meaningful way. Their educational outreach program is incredible. Students in the US learn about social action and global competencies and participate in service lhttp://greatnonprofits.org/organizations/reviews/nobelity-project/#r_id-229698--user_id-293347earning. The students are able to understand and act on global issues.

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I led a group of young girls group who fundraised during each school year to earn money to travel and work at threatened habitat sites around the country for several weeks each summer. Nobelity most generously let these girls show one of their films as a fundraiser, which brought in 150 people and about $1,000 for these girls' work. Christy also came and talked about the work in a most accessible way. Nobelity is a wonderful example of a true grass roots movement - giving credence to the statement that just a few individuals can make a huge difference in the world. Thanks Nobelity for all the good work you do!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've had the pleasure of working directly with the Founders on The Nobelity Project, and can tell you that these folks are the real deal.

Whether it be through their film making, the work that they do to build schools and help provide water for communities in Africa, or their initiative to "Replant the Park" after a devastating forest fire in Bastrop, Texas--Turk and Christy work tirelessly to help others and make a positive difference in the world.

The Nobelity documentaries and accompanying educational materials provide learner-directed opportunities for people of all ages to get smart, get involved, have fun, and change the world!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization that connects people around the world to learn about and implement solutions to critical problems like education, water, the environment and healthcare. They have a large online video library, feature films and partner projects to build schools, libraries and water systems and bookmobiles.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What started out as Documentary to educate people about world issues in layman terms, “The Nobelity Project” has turned into a tireless passion to further educate children giving them opportunities never available prior to this wonderful organization. The founders, Christy and Turk Pipkin, have dedicated their lives to better the world for those who are less fortunate. Having had opportunities to visit first hand many of the schools that they have built, it is truly impressive to see a dream come true.
With collaboration of other worthy organizations Nobelity’s impact has also spread to the US. It is truly inspiring to watch and be associated with such a wonderful organization. The future is bright as they continue to spread their passion of caring and reach out across the globe to those in need.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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