To help us purchase and deliver S.T.E.M. Kits for 100 students, please DONATE HERE.
United Nations Association of the United States of America, Atlanta Chapter, is launching our S.T.E.M (Science Technology Engineering Math) Educational KIT Fundraising Campaign: 100 S.T.E.M KITS TO CHANGE 100 LIVES CHALLENGE.
We need your help.
COVID-19 affected many aspects of our lives, but it should not affect a child's education. That is why the United Nations Association of Atlanta partnered with YGA TWIN Science Group (based in Istanbul, Turkey) for the 100 S.T.E.M KITS TO CHANGE 100 LIVES CHALLENGE. We will be providing 100 S.T.E.M kits to benefit selected students at Indian Creek Elementary School in Clarkston, Georgia, USA, and the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. The children have all faced adversities such as displacement, loss of family, loss of home, and violence. And yet the courageous children are doing their best in school, paving a path for themselves to a brighter future. During this pandemic, the children should not have to give up their love of learning too. We hope to provide S.T.E.M Kits to the children to continue their science education at home and we need YOUR help! Our teachers at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (Rwanda) and Indian Creek Elementary School (USA) are organizing the utilization of these S.T.E.M Kits with their students:
Mobilizing Science Education at Home
“The majority of students enter our unique school as refugees from more than 40 countries around the world, speaking more than 30 different languages and dialects, but with an incredible desire to learn! Math and Science often emerge as their FAVORITE subject areas as their English skills develop and learners are incredibly drawn to STEM offerings at our school such as robotics, coding, gardening, technology fair, and more! The TWIN STEM kits would serve as an amazing catalyst for their emergence as future scientists, engineers, and technology specialists!"Dr. Adam Nykamp, Instructional Support Specialist, Indian Creek Elementary School, Clarkston, GA, USA
"The TWIN STEM kits will be an invaluable addition to ASYV's science programming. It's tools like these, which make subject matters accessible and fun, that help our kids not only to learn but to develop a deeper passion and understanding that will benefit them long after they graduate from the Village."Jill Elias, Engagement and Operations Manager, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, Rwanda
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase and deliver 100 S.T.E.M. Kits we identified as a necessary educational resource for Indian Creek Elementary School and Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village. Your donation of any amount ($) will make an impact on the lives on the children living in underserved communities. With assistance from Young Guru Academy (YGA) and TWIN Science Group, the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education For Sustainable Development (RCE) of Greater Atlanta, and Women Igniting Change, we'll advocate for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 4 (Quality Education) and 10 (Reducing Inequalities) through this project. Please join us in this international effort to positively change 100 children's lives.
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Selen P. Beduk (PhD)
Vice President of Programs
Sustainable Development Goals Director
Join UNA-Atlanta as we celebrate the 74th anniversary of the United Nations. Attendees will learn how #climatechange is impacting various industries and what solutions are being implemented. There will be opportunities to join and support Sir David Attenborough's The People's Seat campaign,
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR SEAT?
Learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals from various perspectives, including private companies, nonprofits, universities, and K-12 students.
John Lanier, Executive Director of Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Beril Toktay, Director of Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of Operations Management, Brady Family Chairholder and ADVANCE Professor in Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech
Anna Westerstahl Stenport, Chair and Professor, School of Modern Languages, Founding Co-Director, The Atlanta Global Studies Center at Georgia Tech
Peluchi Flores, Director of STEAM, Atlanta International School
Na’taki Osborne Jelks, Co-founder/Board Chairperson, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
Venkatesh Kini, Co-founder & COO, Ubuntoo
Alyson Laura, Faculty Member, U.S. Green Building Council
Ande Noktes, Head of School, Midtown International School
Leonard Robinson, Co-founder, Sustainable Smyrna
Sandra Switzer, Director of Sustainability, The Lovett School
Shane Totten, Director of Education and Research, The Southface Institute
Thank you to our sponsors:
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
Atlanta Global Studies Center
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and
the 73rd Anniversary of the United Nations,
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF ATLANTA & EMORY UNIVERSITY PRESENT
HUMAN RIGHTS, CLOSE TO HOME: CELEBRATING ATLANTA'S HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPIONS
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Emory University's Goodrich C White Hall
301 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30307
at 6:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: FREE / $10 DONATION ASKED FOR THE ADOPT-A-FUTURE REFUGEE CAMPAIGN, BUT NOT REQUIRED
Attendees will hear from local social good businesses and advocates who are actively supporting one or more of the human rights articles and Sustainable Development Goals
Jae Nash has over a decade of experience in Radio and Promotions. Jae has served as a radio personality, television host, actress, reality star, and an entrepreneur known as the Media Maven. She is the creator and host of Girl Power Hour Radio syndicated on iHeart Radio, WMRO- Nashville and ClearOne Radio. Currently, Jae is the host of Sunday Conversations. A weekly community affairs program airing every Sunday at 9 AM on Atlanta’s Smooth Jazz 101.1 FM, WJZA. As a multi-media personality, she empowers young girls and women with her inspiring words, marketing abilities and her distinguished guests. Recently, she created the Girl Power Outreach program which aims to touch and inspire young girls around the world. As a girl advocate, Jae wants to extend her network and influence to make a difference in the lives of girls in disadvantaged communities, underdeveloped and developing countries. Girl Power Outreach strives not only to inspire and empower but also make a physical "right now" impact in the lives of these girls by hosting Self-Esteem & Life Skills courses for girls while supplying them with hygiene products, clothing, and school materials.
In 2016, she was selected to attend The United State of Women summit in Washington D.C.. With influencers and role models such as former First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, former President Barack Obama and more!
Jae is a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Champions Club for G.I.R.L.S. and Off The Field Wives, which is the National Football Player Wives Association.
Jae’s passions are music and entertainment and she loves working in-front or behind the scenes in both.
Girl Power Hour Radio is a global lifestyle radio show designed to compel and empower women toward greater achievement in business, philanthropy and individuality.
Robbin Jorgensen is the Founder and CEO of Women Igniting Change®, a global, purpose driven organization that unleashes the contribution of women around the world. She is a highly successful businesswoman with 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, training and business development.
A sought-after speaker and women’s leadership strategist, she is the U.S. Ambassador to AVEGA Agahozo in Rwanda, Co-Chair for the Board of Advisors of the Center for Leadership & Service for the University at Albany and a contributor to Forbes and Thrive Global.
Women Igniting Change® works with global policy makers and government leaders in developing countries to create strategic, scalable solutions that improve the lives of women and girls in their communities. They also supportforward thinking organizations committed to fully leveraging the strategic potential of their women leaders. They’ve worked with women leaders in 14 countries on 6 continents and are trusted by leading brands including Microsoft, Bank of America, Deloitte, Publicis and Oracle.
Lauren Brockett grew up in Metro Atlanta and attended Emory University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Sociology. Driven to alleviate global poverty through workforce development, Lauren currently works at the Director of Employment Services for Friends of Refugees through the Refugee Career Hub, a non profit organization providing well-being, education and employment to refugee families in Clarkston, GA. The Refugee Career Hub program Lauren directs is responsible for coaching and advising refugees through their US job search. Lauren has personally placed over 3,000 refugees in decent, living wage jobs around Atlanta, building partnerships with warehousing, hotels and food processing facilities. Prior to Friends of Refugees, Lauren was a consultant for Habitat for Humanity International. Lauren is accredited by the DOJ as an immigration representative and is seeking certification to be designated as a Senior Professional in HR Management (SPHR).
Lauren also used the knowledge gained from attending social enterprise accelerator programs, including VilCAP: Start Up Clarkston and entrepreneur workshops to offer Cultural Competency, Diversity Training and Change Management consulting services.
Denise Smith is the Founder & CEO of Peace of Thread, Inc. She is a woman who loves the oppressed and brokenhearted with deep passion. She has traveled to more than 12 countries sharing with the poor. Her last adventure God took her and her husband to the Near East where they lived for almost 7 years. Her education and love for the nations started early in life where she left her small town in Ohio and traveled to Miami, Florida. There, she found her wonderful husband, Art, to who she has been married to for 41 years.
Denise has been mentoring young ladies for over 25 years and uses her education of psychology to aide her with her deep faith in Jesus. Her laughter is contagious as she enjoys her 7 beautiful grandchildren and 2 living children. They released their 16 year old son, Jesse, back to His Creator, Jesus, in 1997. He suffered from a rare childhood cancer. This sharpened and shaped Denise's heart for the oppressed suffering women & children in this world.
Denise lives every day in the light of her experiences where she uses her passion while giving a voice to women who would never have an opportunity to DREAM A LITTLE MORE with freedom from war and education for their children as well as themselves. Denise resides in Grayson, Georgia with her husband Art and her extended family in close view. Her travels now continue stateside to Clarkston, Georgia where new HOPE begins for REFUGEE women through PEACE OF THREAD.
Kitti Murray and her husband Bill (or Kiki and Chief to their growing tribe of adorable grandkids) live on the edge of Atlanta in a refugee community that has been called the most diverse square mile in the world. This has been the most intense and inviting neighborhood in their experience, and it has taught them to dream big and love even bigger. One expression of that love has been Refuge Coffee Co., a non-profit Kitti founded as a way to join hands with neighbors near and far to create opportunity and true refuge through coffee and community service.
Refuge has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Senator Bill Bradley’s radio show, American Voices, Food & Wine magazine, and NPR’s The Salt. Kitti has spoken about Refuge at Creative Mornings, the Q Commons, Leadercast Women, Google Atlanta, and at other venues where people come to hear stories about justice and mercy. Connect with Kitti and Refuge at www.refugecoffeeco.com or on social media @refugecoffeeco.
Ebony Brown is the Director of Volunteer Services at Cool Girls, Inc. Ebony is a non-profit professional with over 14 years of experience in building the capacity of nonprofit organizations supporting the education system through community and corporate volunteerism. Ebony has a passion for education and equality for girls and women.
Ebony has worked supported education in the Atlanta community through managing corporate and community groups of more than 150 individuals. That have completed task such as becoming reading buddies to elementary school students, community beautification projects, chaperoned field trips and assisted with facilitating life skills lessons to elementary, middle and high school aged students.
Prior to working for Cool Girls, Ebony has had experience working as a Domestic Violence Specialist at domestic violence shelter and safe house where she gained her passion for working with women and children. Ebony has also worked for 5 years for Atlanta Public Schools where she was responsible for developing partnerships with organizations with a goal of decreasing the number of students reading below grade level.
Ebony is a trained volunteer director and has earned a certificate of Nonprofit Volunteer Management. Ebony has earned her BS from Kent State University in Human Development and Family Studies. In her free time Ebony enjoys traveling, doing mission work and film and video production.
Wes Rogerson is an Officer for Global Health Advocacy at the UN Foundation responsible for grassroots and direct advocacy efforts supporting malaria prevention and immunization access. Working in tandem with UNF's Shot@Life and Nothing But Nets campaigns, Wes recruits, trains, and mobilizes grassroots champions across the nation - empowering them to advocate for bipartisan support on these issues.
Prior to this, Wes worked as a Senior Associate for the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA is a membership organization with a network of 180+ Chapters over 20,000 members dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.
Selected as a Malaysian representative in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), Phoenix is excited to be in the US for the first time. She recently concluded her term as Secretary-General of United Nations Youth Nottingham University, having spearhead a platform for young people to meaningfully contribute to the global course of action in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Phoenix is establishing Youth Citizen Diplomats Malaysia; a grassroots, youth-powered organisation dedicated to amplifying the voices of Malaysia’s youth in nation building. She fervently champions people-to-people diplomacy as every one of us are citizen diplomats in achieving the sustainable world we envision!
Christine Auyeung is the Executive Director of The Surgery Center for Female Genital Mutilation. The Surgery Center for FGM is the first and only U.S. based non-profit multi-disciplinary Center whose practice is devoted solely to victims of Female Genital Mutilation. The Center specialize in reversal of FGM by reconstructing the genitalia surgically. The Center also offers psychological counseling and educational training for medical personnel.
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Special thanks to Emory University, RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network, United Nations Foundation, Women Igniting Change, Friends of Refugees, Girl Power Hour, Refuge Coffee Co., Cool Girls Inc., Peace of Thread, The Surgery Center for Female Genital Mutilation, Youth Citizen Diplomats Malaysia, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Omega Chapter, iSpeakPR, The Thai Association of Georgia
Getting to the event:
If using MARTA, take BUS #6 (Clifton Rd., Little Five Points, Inman Park) at Lindbergh MARTA station to N. Decatur Rd. at Dowman Drive. BUS #6 also stops at Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station. You can also take BUS #36 (N.Decatur/VA Highlands) from Midtown MARTA station to N. Decatur Rd. NE at S. Oxford Rd. NE. BUS #36 also stops near Decatur MARTA station.
Oxford Road Parking Deck (1390 Oxford Road Atlanta, GA 30307): From North Decatur Road, turn right onto Dowman Drive and drive through the main University gate. Once you have entered, continue on Dowman Drive until you reach the roundabout. Enter the roundabout and take the third exit into the Oxford Road Building driveway.
To walk to Goodrich C. White Hall from Oxford Road Parking Deck, follow the signs in the parking deck to the elevator to reach the Office of Undergraduate Admission on the top floor of the building. Exit through the front doors of the building. Walk through the plaza and up the stairs to the left of the Boisfeuillet Jones Building. Cross Dowman Drive and White Hall will be to the left. It's about a 5 minute walk between Oxford Road Parking Deck and White Hall.
Special Thanks to
The 24th of October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1945! People from around the world will be celebrating this 72nd anniversary of the UN's declaration and we invite you to celebrate with the United Nations Association of Atlanta!
WHEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
LOCATION: THE UNITARIAN CONGREGATION OF ATLANTA
1911 CLIFF VALLEY WAY, NE, ATLANTA, GA 30329
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:DERRECK KAYONGO
CNN HERO & CEO to the CENTER FOR CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS
REPRESENTATIVE ABLE MABLE THOMAS WILL BE IN
ATTENDANCE TO RECOGNIZE THE UNAA CHAPTER WITH A RESOLUTION
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER BY CLICKING HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derreck_Kayongo
APRIL 22, 2017
UNA-Atlanta will be celebrating Earth Day at
Clarkston Culture Fest
10 AM- 4 PM at 3666 Market St,
Clarkston, GA 30021
Bring your whole family to the Clarkston Culture Fest which aims to educate, appreciate, and celebrate the diversity of Clarkston, GA. UNA-Atlanta will be making solar ovens in the "Kids Zone." Participants at our table will learn about solar energy and UN Foundation's Clean Cookstoves campaign. For more information on Clarkston Culture Fest, please visit the event's website.
United Nations Association of Atlanta Members' Day
APRIL 30, 2017
at the home of Molly Woo,
1022 Canter Road NE, Atlanta, 30324
Please bring a dish to share or $10 donation to the UNA-USA’s Adopt-A-Future campaign
(please make checks payable to UNA/Adopt-A-Future)
RSVP at Atlanta.UNA@gmail.com
Children are welcome.
There will be a silent auction on unique art furniture, graciously provided by Molly Woo.
All proceeds will be donated to the
United Nations Association of United States of America Adopt-A-Future campaign.
Samples of available items are below. Please bring cash or make checks payable to UNA/Adopt-A-Future.