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14 minutes | Jul 14, 2022
Chariot: Salo Serfati & Aaron Kahane
Salo Serfati and Aaron Kahane join The Five-O-One to share their plans for their newly launched start-up, Chariot; a payment button that nonprofits can add to their donation form that enables funders to give charitably with their donor advised fund. To learn more about this work visit www.givechariot.com.
14 minutes | May 31, 2022
Knock Knock Give a Sock: Adina Lichtman
Adina Lichtman, founder of Knock Knock Give a Sock, joins The Five-O-One to share how she is working to humanize homelessness, donating socks, and encouraging New Yorkers to meet their neighbors on the streets. To learn more about this work visit www.knockknockgiveasock.org.
19 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Birdielight: Beth & Olivia Weinstock
Beth and Olivia Weinstock, Founders of Birdielight, join The Five-O-One to discuss the dangers of fentanyl. Fentanyl is the number one cause of death in 18-45 year olds. BirdieLight saves lives by educating young people about the danger of unintentional fentanyl ingestion, and by empowering them with tools to detect fentanyl before they ingest. To learn more about this work visit www.birdielight.org.
21 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Sundara: Erin Zaikis
Erin Zaikis knows all about soap. Her non-profit, Sundara, recycles hotel soap and operates across India, Uganda, and Myanmar. Tune in as Erin shares the origins of Sundara, how the organization's operations shifted during the pandemic, and her current efforts to support early-stage female entrepreneurs working in water, sanitation, and hygiene. To learn more about this work visit www.sundarafund.org.
15 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
The Alliance for Positive Change: Sharen Duke
The Five-O-One is joined by Sharen Duke, CEO of The Alliance for Positive Change. The organization helps New Yorkers with HIV and other chronic health conditions get medical care, support and housing assistance. Duke joins us to talk how the organization has evolved with the health care advances in the HIV/AIDS space. To learn more about this work visit www.alliance.nyc.
19 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Sanctuary for Families: Judy Kluger
The Five-O-One is joined by Judge Judy Kluger, Executive Director of Sanctuary for Families, New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. In this episode we talk about how Judy Kluger came to this work after serving 25 years as a judge in New York State, the evolution of the New York domestic violence court system, and the services and programs Sanctuary offers in support of victims of domestic violence and their children. To learn more about this work visit www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org.
18 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Sharsheret: Elana Silber
Season 2 of The Five-O-One kicks off with Elana Silber, CEO of Sharsheret, a nonprofit support organization for women facing breast and ovarian cancer. Did you know that 1 in 40 Jews of Ashkenazi descent carry a mutation of the BRCA gene, as opposed to 1 in 500 people of the general population? Did you know that men can also transfer the gene to their sons and daughters? Tune into the latest episode of The Five-O-One to educate yourself! To learn more about Sharsheret visit www.sharsheret.org.
22 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
WHEDco: Davon Russell
The Five-O-One is joined by Davon Russell, President of WHEDco (The Women's Housing & Economic Development Corporation), a community development organization in the South Bronx. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods: from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. To learn more about this work visit www.whedco.org.
16 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Code for America: Ryan Ko & Jazmyn Latimer
Government doesn’t work as it should for many Americans today. Flawed bureaucratic processes keep government programs from reaching the tens of millions of Americans they are intended to help. Code for America addresses the widening gap between the public and private sectors through the use of technology and design. To learn more about this work visit www.codeforamerica.org.
20 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
The Blue Card: Masha Pearl
The Five-O-One is joined by Masha Pearl, Executive Director of the Blue Card, an organization that provides assistance to destitute Holocaust survivors in the United States. Take a listen to hear testimony from survivors Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Sami Steigmann. To learn more about this work visit www.bluecardfund.org.
24 minutes | May 20, 2021
Project Renewal: Eric Rosenbaum
Since 1967, Project Renewal has pioneered programs that provide health, homes, and jobs to New York's homeless community. The Five-O-One is joined by Eric Rosenbaum, CEO of Project Renewal. Tune in to learn all about emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and how the pandemic has impacted the city's most vulnerable population. To learn more about this work visit www.projectrenewal.org.
20 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Chick Mission: Amanda Rice & Tracy Weiss
The Chick Mission idea "hatched" when Amanda Rice, three time cancer survivor, was told that by her insurance company that her fertility preservation coverage was denied. Chick Mission strives to ensure that cancer patients have a fertility future by educating the community about preservation options and working directly with healthcare practices to provide monetary need-based grants to cover the cost of preservation. To learn more about their work visit www.thechickmission.org.
22 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Active Minds: Alison Malmon
The Five-O-One is joined by Active Minds Founder and Executive Director, Alison Malmon to discuss mental health on college campuses, how to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and how we can support those around us who may be suffering in silence. To learn more about the organization visit www.activeminds.org.
18 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Protect Our Winters: Mario Molina, Cody Townsend & Emily Harrington
Protect Our Winters (POW), founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, strives to turn outdoor enthusiasts into climate advocates. In this episode we are joined by Executive Director of POW, Mario Molina, and pro-athletes Cody Townsend and Emily Harrington to discuss how our mountains are changing right before our eyes and what we can do about it. To learn more about this work and how you too can become a climate advocate, visit www.protectourwinters.org.
21 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Braver Angels: Ciaran O'Connor
Americans are more divided than ever. Red and Blue Americans have increasingly turned against each other in an escalating cycle of dislike and distrust — views of the other party are currently at an all time low. On this episode we are joined by Ciaran O'Connor who shares how Braver Angels is uniting red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America and to try to understand the other side's point of view. To learn more about Braver Angels visit www.braverangels.org.
25 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
VisionSpring: Jordan Kassalow
Eyeglasses are a powerful tool for social and economic development, as well as personal wellbeing. Yet, 2.7 billion people around the world lack access to this 700-year-old technology. Jordan Kassalow shares how VisionSpring expands the optical market, using innovative distribution and service models to sell radically affordable, durable, and attractive eyeglasses to people living on less than $4/day. To learn more about this work visit www.visionspring.org.
24 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Footsteps: Lani Santo & Abby Stein
The Five-O-One is joined by Footsteps CEO, Lani Santo, and author of “Becoming Eve,” Abby Stein. In this episode we discuss how Footsteps is helping those seeking to leave their ultra-Orthodox communities, how the ultra-Orthodox community is changing, and what the journey out of this community was like for activist and author, Abby Stein. To learn more about the organization visit www.footstepsorg.org.
27 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
The Innocence Project: Barry Scheck & Peter Neufeld
The Five-O-One is joined by Innocence Project Founders, Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, to discuss how they are using DNA testing to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted, and to dive into the contributing causes of wrongful convictions. To learn more about their work visit www.innocenceproject.org.
16 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Swipe Out Hunger: Rachel Sumekh
Founded by a group of friends at University of California Los Angeles in 2010, Swipe Out Hunger is a leading nonprofit addressing hunger among college students. The Five-O-One, joined by Swipe CEO Rachel Sumekh dives into food insecurity on campuses, and how this organization has reached more than 120 colleges and has served 2 million nutritious meals to date. To learn more about their work visit www.swipehunger.org.
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