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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education, Film & Video, International, International Studies, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: In Kenya, Latin America and the U.S., our education and film partnerships build critical school infrastructure, support literacy and scholarship, and promote conservation and community service. Together we are bridging the gaps to help these communities shape a brighter future for their children and children everywhere. The Nobelity Project : Inspiring Stories, Inspired Actions

Results: 3 feature documentaries, 50 short films, over 30 community school projects in Kenya, and countless screenings of our films in US schools. Our goals for 2015 include 10 new preschools for Kenyan communities, sponsoring Kenya students to attend college, support of literacy learning in Roatan Honduras, 50,000 trees planted in fire-ravaged areas of Texas and deforested lands in Kenya, providing free service learning opportunities and lesson plans for teachers , and many more chances to tell the stories of people around the world doing good work.

Target demographics: partner communities carry out innovative solutions to local challenges, and to share their inspiring stories.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 30 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 US students 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.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mia E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Nobelity Project is a great way to get involved in supporting Education for All!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Nobelity Project is a great local organization with a strong following in Austin, but has a surprisingly broad reach. While their focus is on education, I think part of the appeal for supporters is the variation of programs in Kenya, Mexico, Honduras and here in the US. Whether you want to help provide access to clean water, help students succeed around the globe, or focus on conservation efforts - there's a NOBEL cause to get behind ;p
They work hard, throw really fun events and heed most any proposition that comes their way so long as it fits within their mission of bridging gaps towards a greater good. The folks at Nobelity prove local acts can have a global impact! It's amazing what one little nonprofit can do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Carly10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became involved with the Nobelity Project my senior year of high school. I was taking an Independent Study class, in which I had to work closely with an individual in the industry of my choice, when Christy Pipkin's (Nobelity's co-founder) information was passed my way.
I went in for the interview and instantly felt drawn to the mission and overall culture that the Nobelity team upholds. I'll never forget that day--the natural light from the windows led me up the old wooden stairs of an office building off Congress Avenue. The Beatles were softly playing on the radio when I reached the top, only to be enthusiastically greeted by the team. That afternoon, we discussed all the work that Nobelity team does day in and day out--and that was it. I knew I was going to be part of something that makes a difference in the lives of so many people.
My love for this organization has only grown over time. It's been five years since that internship, and I still would jump on any opportunity to volunteer, donate, participate--anything, really--that Turk and Christy may need. They are amazing people, with nothing but heart, working tirelessly to see their mission through.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the most incredibly nonprofit I've ever worked with. They help so many children around the globe attain the education they deserve. Their work ethic always astounds me, and the impact they continue to produce is immeasurable.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was blessed to get to work with on the Nobelity Project's 1000 Books for Hope project, which collected over 14,000 books for schools in Kenya. The Nobelity Project is an extrodinary organization that has positively impacted so many lives, both locally and internationally . Turk and Christy have huge hearts and it shows in the work that they do, and their support of other non-profitts. It has been such a blessing to know Turk and Christy and to be involved in The Nobelity Project . A very special organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Nobelity Foundation does a lot of things right, and their approach of bringing projects to life through documentary films is definitely unique, but there are two things that really stand out for me. One is fact that the founders and leaders really want people to get directly involved and see for themselves the impact that Nobelity and its volunteers have. Nobelity encourages and facilitates visiting their projects and meeting the people who benefit from them. That had a big impact on me, and gives me a greater sense of involvement and connection. More non-profits ought to think this way.