Women for Women International: Rwanda
Women for Women International has developed a program that offers Rwandan women a constructive, dignified way to regain control of their lives. Through foundational training, women come to know and defend their rights and change the status quo. In the aftermath of the devastating 1994 Genocide, the challenge of creating a lasting peace depended greatly on the actions of women, who were the majority of survivors. Eric and team traveled to the Urugo Opportunity Center to document the healing and hard work.
Clean Cooking Alliance: Guatemala
Documenting the work of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Eric traveled to Guatemala City and rural communities in the northern hills where a largely indigenous population has long been adversely impacted by indoor open flame cooking. In addition the initiative itself, Eric documented the lives of the people benefitting from clean cookstoves.
Team Rubicon: TEXAS
Operation Hard Hustle was the nonprofit's response to Hurricane Harvey. Eric and team traveled to Rockport and Houston, Texas to document the recovery and relief efforts provided to people in need by US military veterans.
American Forests: Lower Rio Grand Valley
In an effort to reverse the massive thorn scrub habitat loss at the US/Mexican border, volunteers worked with American Forests staff to restore the land to increase chances of wildlife repopulation. Eric and crew documented the efforts over the course of three days.
Eden Reforestation Projects: Haiti
Eden Reforestation Projects has a holistic approach to reforestation and ecological restoration. National leaders partner with villages that are committed to restoring their forests and then hire and train local villagers to plant new trees. Eric and his team embedded with volunteers in Haiti to document the villagers involved in the initiative and the communities it helps.
Reading Partners: Fort Worth
Eric and crew visited a school in Fort Worth, Texas to document the efforts of an ex police officer to teach his young mentee how to read.
Playworks: Los Angeles
Playworks teaches the importance of organized recess and its positive impact on young learners. Eric documented the program in action in South LA.
Women's Sports Foundation: Los Angeles
WSF exists to unlock the possibilities in every girl and woman through the power of sport. Eric documented training camps with Olympic and college athletes.
OXFAM funds local nonprofits that life people out of poverty around the world. Eric and team traveled to Kampala, Uganda to document a gardening program, a metal works program and a cooperative that enables entrepreneurship including a women that started a private school.
Whizz-Kidz: United Kingdom
Whizz-Kidz transforms the lives of wheelchair users across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults. Eric documented two children receiving their first motorized wheelchairs in Leicester City.
Special Olympics of Colorado
More than 50 years ago, Special Olympics launched a global movement to break down barriers and end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. Eric documented Special Olympics lessons and mentorship near Denver.
Arbor Day Foundation: Paradise, California
The Arbor Day Foundation plants millions of trees. In the wake of the deadly Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise, CA, the nonprofit is restoring the tree canopy on private lands. Eric and team traveled to Paradise and to the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE to see how saplings are cultivated.
GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced globally by conflict and persecution. Local mentors in Chicago