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A Word with Michael Hirschhorn

Posted 13 May 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Recently, Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, spoke with Michael Hirschhorn, a strategy consultant in business and nonprofit organisation management, founder of mebl: Transforming Furniture, and long-time member of EMpower’s US Board of Directors. They spoke about the intersections of finance and human rights, organisational culture and values, and more.

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UK Board Approves the Biggest Grants Docket in EMpower’s History

Posted 12 May 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

This spring, EMpower and its UK Board approved $1,267,000 in 21 grants to grantee partners in emerging market countries. The board approved 10 grants totaling $712,000, and an additional $555,000 in 11 grants were approved internally. In total, we were able to increase our FY22 global grantmaking budget from $5.9 million to $6.3 million.

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Exploring Safeguarding Measures for Children and Young People in Asia

Posted 06 May 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

EMpower is committed to safeguarding children and young people who participate in the programmes we support: to prevent abuse and violence and to enable them to respond to potential incidences with strong measures and frameworks. Continuing our learning journey with our grantee partners in East and Southeast Asia, we have created an online Safeguarding Library, which is full of resources, including articles, reports, and materials linked to each of our webinars.

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A Word with Eric Dannheim

Posted 20 April 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Cynthia Steele, EMpower’s President and CEO, recently spoke with Eric Dannheim, Senior Portfolio Manager, Citadel, and member of EMpower’s US Board of Directors and former member of our UK Board. They spoke about new awareness of the importance of mental health, how and why finance professionals can give back, and more.

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Learning Journey on Adolescent Mental Health in South Africa

Posted 20 April 2022 in EMpower News, Grantee Partner News   |   Share

{image:url:description} From April 5–7, EMpower hosted a learning journey on mental health programmes for young people in South Africa. Forty people from 14 organisations from Cape Town and Johannesburg communities attended. The three-day meeting built on research that we conducted earlier this year and featured interactive discussions among grantee partners and other organisations that address adolescent mental health in South Africa.

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Two Years Later:  A Look at EMpower’s Pandemic Response

Posted 15 April 2022 in EMpower News   |   Share

{image:url:description} Since March 2020, EMpower has awarded over $10 million to 129 grantee partner organisations that directly impacted115,000 young people and enabled them to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the ongoing support of our partners, we provided numerous emergency grants to these organisations so they could respond to critical needs and help their communities weather the impact of COVID.

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