Palo Alto Weekly

News - August 8, 2014

Local semi-finalists in 'Activating Empathy' competition

The following local programs are among the 86 semi-finalists in an "Activating Empathy" grant competition sponsored by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers. The foundations are offering four, $100,000 prizes to Bay Area projects that "cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and equip young people to become leaders of change."

* Aim High, East Palo Alto

* Child Advocates of Santa Clara County

* Child-Parent Home Tutoring Program, East Palo Alto

* Citizen Schools Expanded Learning Time, East Palo Alto

* DreamCatchers, Palo Alto

* Kara, Palo Alto

* Leading Through Empathetic Action, Palo Alto

* Outlet Program, Mountain View

* Peninsula Bridge, Palo Alto

* Planting Justice with Empathy, East Palo Alto

* Project Happiness, Palo Alto

* Riekes Center, Menlo Park

* San Francisco 49ers Academy Digital Theater Project, East Palo Alto

* Youth United for Community Action, East Palo Alto

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