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Middle Eastern sustainability nonprofit founders receive 2018 Stanford Bright Award

On Thursday night, Gidon Bromberg and Munqeth Mehyar received the 2018 Bright Award for co-founding EcoPeace Middle East, a nonprofit organization using environmental sustainability as a means to promote regional peace. The Bright Award, conferred annually by the Stanford Law School (SLS), recognizes outstanding work in promoting global sustainability. Each winner is granted $100,000 and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture at the University.

When I grow up

This summer, I interned at a homelessness organization located in the Bay Area. I worked in the administrative offices in the education department, which create and coordinate both child and adult programming for the various shelter sites. The curricula focus on financial literacy, employment search, technology skills and personal improvements for adults, as well as…

Q&A with the three co-founders of Stanford IGNITE

The Stanford chapter of IGNITE, a nationwide nonprofit that aims to help realize the political power in every young woman, put on its first event, Women in Civic Leadership, on Jan. 19, featuring guest speakers like Palo Alto City Councilwoman Liz Kniss, East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Yarbrough and former East Palo Alto Mayor Laura Martinez. The Daily sat down with the three co-founders of Stanford IGNITE, Julianne Dones ’18, Blanca Diaz ’18 and Anika Benons ’18, to discuss the event and their time leading Stanford’s chapter of the organization.