Featured readers

We recognize that many of our readers are already doing exciting things to benefit the world, and we want to honor them.  Some of their projects have opportunities for involvement, so take a look.

Annelise Schinzinger–This Month’s Featured Reader

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Annelise Schinzinger–This Month’s Featured Reader

Annelise Schinzinger is an expert in caregiving for the  elderly and dying and the author of The Art and Science of Caregiving: Stories of Inspiring Elders with an End-of-Life Guidebook

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Zebiba Shekhia

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Zebiba Shekhia

Zebiba Shekhia built a high school for girls in the Eritrean refugee camp in Sudan.  Opened in 2010, the school has graduated more than 500 children.

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Aman Berhe

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Aman Berhe

Amanuel “Aman” Berhe is the founder and president of African Missions Empowering Network, (AMEN), a faith-based-Community organization dedicated to advancing  health, education, empowerment and solidarity among Eritrean refugees.

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Rebecca Paida

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Rebecca Paida

Rebecca Paida, MPH, CHES is Senior Program Manager at Nile Sisters Development Initiative (NSDI) in San Diego where she provides a wide range of services, including supervision, needs assessment, dialog with the community and with decision makers, and direct service.

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Lisette Gold

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Lisette Gold

Dr. Gold will receive the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles President’s Award for the Service Unit at the upcoming Annual Girl Scouts Volunteer Ceremony on April 13th for her work to make Santa Monica Girl Scouts exceptional.

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Soula SAAD

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Soula SAAD

Soula SAAD is a writer, producer, and director whose images and music transcend borders. Since 2010 Soula has been developing a series of films on the feminine voice of the planet.

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Yasmin Kadir

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Yasmin Kadir

Yasmin Kadir is the executive assistant and Program Coordinator for Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), where she has coordinated and implemented national and local programs.  Yasmin is also a 2018-2019 NewGround Change-maker Fellow.

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Stefania Magidson

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Stefania Magidson

Stefania Magidson is the founder and president of Blue Heron Foundation, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the Romanian diaspora. Romanian-born, she has lived in the United States since 1983.

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Joanne Manzella

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Featured reader | 0 comments

Joanne Manzella

Joanne Manzella is a web developer, photographer, and graphic designer and a lifelong resident of Santa Monica, CA.  Because of her interest in history, she volunteers at the Santa Monica History Museum.  Twice a week, Joanne scans negatives for the Museum’s collection.  She is currently working on photos from the Santa Monica Outlook newspaper.  The Outlook was the primary newspaper covering the daily history of Santa Monica beginning in 1875 until it ceased publication in 1998. Some of the stories covered by the Outlook included the O.J....

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Wen Chen

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Wen Chen

Dr. Wen Chen is an activist for Chinese culture and human rights.  She was born in China during the Great Cultural Revolution and eventually won a national prize at a science competition when she was 16. She came to the U.S. for graduate school and received a doctorate degree in Biology

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