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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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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3 people found this review helpful

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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3 people found this review helpful

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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.

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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?

Life-changing

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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2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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!

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?

Life-changing

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?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

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.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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