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  

3 people found this review helpful

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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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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Turk and Christy Pipkin have created an amazing educational and action non-profit called the Nobelity Project. They have worked in the US and abroad on educational outreach and other development projects, collaborating with Nobel laureates and other key leaders around the globe. They developed the Nobelity in Schools program working with teachers to engage their students with key issues of global importance as they face the future. I am a teacher, and learned about their work after seeing the films they have produced (Nobelity, One Peace At A Time, Building Hope). I began working with my students to raise funds for supplies for a new school the Nobelity Project was building in Kenya. (Their Kenya Schools Fund is being used to build fully equipped schools in rural areas, and includes bringing clean water systems to these areas). The Nobelity Project inspired my students (and me) to take action, as we all realized that the only way to bring about change is to get up and do something, no matter how small that "something" might be. If we all take small steps, we make a difference along the path to change. My students were inspired to make a short film, including original lyrics and music, with messages of simple acts they could do (as kids who cannot yet vote) to make a difference in the world. The ripple effect of the Nobelity Project was huge. One of my students created a powerful independent study project on water use that raised awareness about conservation to new heights among students and faculty alike. My students raised money to buy books for the new Mahiga Hope school in Kenya by selling twin sets of friendship bracelets they had made; the buyer kept one and the other was sent to a new friend in Kenya. The students were inspired to get to know the kids in Kenya, and wrote letters telling about games they played, books they liked, and about family and school life. In return, we received letters that explained the culture of Kenya, and learned that we are not so different in our hopes, dreams, and goals in life. Global connections such as those provided by the Nobelity Project made it possible to learn about another culture and build relationships - it is this level of understanding across cultures that hopefully brings about more tolerance as we find we are more the same than we are different; my students gained a sense of self on a global scale, and I hope that understanding will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The Nobelity Project works tirelessly on projects here in the States as well as overseas, and are a living example of an organization set to bring about global change, One Peace At A Time!! I have been moved by their full-time dedication to making a difference in the world, inspiring others to do the same, and know that I will continue to try to set an example for my students and family as I continue to look for ways to help our global community. I rate the non-profit Nobelity Project "Five Stars."

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