Results for May, 2009

culture shockers: Animated series that pokes fun at green fad looks Goode

We’re all about being “green” and such, but sometimes you do have to laugh at how hip it’s gotten right? It’s not just me?  ABC’s new TV uber-politically correct animated show, The Goode Family (great title) does just that—pokes fun at the carbon counting age, whose characters best put by Click Green are “desperately trying to [...]

May 29, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s New Yorkers visit the India team

After returning from spending two-weeks with Breakthrough’s India staff in Delhi and Karnataka – I couldn’t wait to share some exciting news about Bell Bajao and some of the great work that our education team is doing! Since we first introduced Bell Bajao, more than 50 million have seen our campaign ads. The most recent [...]

May 29, 2009 by nikki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: 11-year-olds have a lot to say about immigration

Olivia Chiu makes us want to get up, pick up a pen and start writing. This creative 11-year-old entered a writing contest sponsored by the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF) that asked its young participants to “Celebrate America.” “My mom was born in Indonesia and moved to America with her family for a better education,” [...]

May 29, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Come see us TONIGHT at Games 4 Change in NYC

In NYC? If so, come by The New School, because Breakthrough will be there presenting our Homeland Guantanamos site which was accepted in the Games 4 Change Conference Expo Night. That’s TONIGHT! If you come by our table, you’ll get to try out the game. You will go inside the walls of an immigrant detention [...]

May 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Kids take photos of what HIV means to them

Have you ever thought what children think about HIV/AIDS? Sometimes, we only think of it as something adults have to worry about. But Toronto organization, Africa’s Children-Africa’s Future thinks otherwise. They gave cameras to youth (12-18 year olds) in their program and told them to photograph what HIV/AIDS means to them. The photos are now [...]

May 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: TubeMogul 2.0 tracks video views on 15 websites

Are you someone who created a social issue video and are promoting it online in a million different places and have trouble tracking views? Or Are you a nonprofit, with a small staff that creates video, but doesn’t have time to track/analyze data for that video? Company TubeMogul has just come out with Tubemogul 2.0 and [...]

May 27, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: TOMORROW! Come visit Breakthrough and Homeland Guantanamos at Games 4 Change conference

We’re so excited to announce that our site on immigrant detention conditions, Homeland Guantanamos has been accepted in the Games 4 Change Conference!  And we’re showing it tomorrow in NYC! The conference taking place from May 27 – 29, brings together the world’s leading foundations, NGOs, game-makers, academics, and journalists to explore how best to harness games to help [...]

May 27, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Film “calls” on Ashley Judd to speak on human trafficking

Again, we like to leave this category for lesser known names doing good for human rights, but sometimes celebs grab our attention for something other than super-market headlines. Film rockumentary, Call and Response featuring such names like Ashley Judd, focuses on the plight of human trafficking and the large amounts of people that are sold into [...]

May 27, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @cbellantoni- Princeton yearbook photos of Sotomayor on White House site

We couldn’t let the day go with out giving a HUGE congrads to Sonja Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice for nomination and third female! Well it’s about time don’t you think? We’re really proud of her, but we can’t imagine how proud her family must be. Check out the family album and old-school [...]

May 26, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Mix It Up with Breakthrough at Therapy Lounge, Take 2!

Mark your calendars on June 1st from 6-9 pm! After last month’s success, Breakthrough is back, kicking off Gay Pride Month with its 2nd “Mix it Up with Breakthrough” at Therapy Lounge! The evening will feature MTV’s “Brink of Fame” comedian Vidur Kapur, who’s been known to tear up the stage with Margaret Cho, and [...]

May 26, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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