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SURVIVING 2,200 MILES ON A BICYCLE THROUGH EUROPE FOR STUDENTS HELPING HONDURAS–with Cristy Falcone

Cristy Falcone, Bike for Honduras Want to learn how to raise money for your favorite charity by traveling across a continent on a bicycle?Long-time Students Helping Honduras support Cristy Falcone biked 2,200 miles through Europe for SHH. On her daring expedition from Oslo to Paris, she got lost, stuck in [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|

HOW ONE MAN CLIMBED 58 MOUNTAINS TO RAISE $12,000 FOR HIS FAVORITE CHARITY–with Johnny Zeng

Back in 2011 while at the Coast Guard Academy, Johnny Zeng envisioned climbing the 58 fourteeners in Colorado. The fourteeneers are mountains that each exceed 14,000 feet in elevation. Five years later and after many months of training and preparation, he faced his fears and self-doubts head on. Johnny embarked [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|

LEAVING CORPORATE AMERICA TO HELP LOW-INCOME KIDS THROUGH BASKETBALL–with CNN Hero Marquis Taylor

Marquis Taylor, Founder of Coaching for Change Social entrepreneur Marquis Taylor started Coaching for Change by racking up $15,000 in credit card debt. He believed in his mission that much. Marquis Taylor grew up in a rough, gang-riddled neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. For him, basketball was the only [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|

THE 17-YEAR-OLD SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR DELIVERING COMPUTERS AROUND THE WORLD—with CNN Hero Chris Cao

Chris Cao, Founder of Reboot for Youth Most high school students are too busy with school work, video games, and their social lives to do much else. But Chris Cao, a 17-year-old senior at Thomas Jefferson High School is raising the bar for his generation. At age 15, CNN Hero Chris Cao became [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|

ONE FATHER’S UNBELIEVABLE QUEST TO HELP DISABLED PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH WEIGHT TRAINING—with CNN Hero Ned Norton

CNN Hero Ned Norton, Founder of Warriors on Wheels Ned Norton could deadlift 660 pounds. But that's one of his smaller accomplishments in life. Ned is a social entrepreneur and a Top 10 CNN Hero from Albany, New York. He is the founder of Warriors on Wheels. In this episode he [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|

THE MAKING OF JADED AID, A CARD GAME FOR DISILLUSIONED HUMANITARIANS–with Jessica Heinzelman & Teddy Ruge

JADED AID In today's episode, we have Jessica Heinzelman ("a white woman who doesn’t discriminate against lovers based on race") and Teddy Ruge ("an educated, angry African--a rare species in the development sector"). They are the founders of Jaded Aid: A card game to save humanitarians (Wayan Vota, the third co-founder, couldn't make it for the call). As [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|

Behind the Scenes: How the Villa Soleada Bilingual School in Honduras really works–with Caroline Gray

  Caroline Gray at the Villa Soleada Bilingual School Today’s guest is our very own Caroline Gray, a staff member here at Students Helping Honduras. She began teaching in 2011 in a low-income neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut through Teach For America. Her first year there, she taught reading and writing [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A 4TH GRADE TEACHER AT THE VILLA SOLEADA BILINGUAL SCHOOL, HONDURAS– with Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll at the Villa Soleada Bilingual School Michael Driscoll was an active member of Students Helping Honduras during his time at Virginia Tech, helping build several schools in El Progreso. During his senior year, he served as the Chapter President on campus. Upon graduation, as his classmates were signing contracts [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|

AN HONEST CONVERSATION ON RECENT CRITICISMS OF VOLUNTEER TRAVEL AND DEVELOPMENT AID–with Natalie Jesionka

Natalie Jesionka In this episode, Natalie Jesionka and I discuss volunteer travel and current trends in the NGO industry. Some of the questions asked during the episode: Does a volunteer's intent matter? Should an NGO ever fire a volunteer who is there to help? Should volunteers take photos during their [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|

THE VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT WHO LEFT EVERYTHING BEHIND TO HELP STREET CHILDREN FROM THE SUGARCANE SLUMS OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–with Caitlin Mchale

Project Esperanza, Dominican Republic Social entrepreneur Caitlin McHale is the Co-Founder and Director of Project Esperanza, an NGO dedicated to serving the Haitian immigrant population of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the areas of education, social aid, and community development. They run a group home for street children and two school [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|