In our first blog of 2011, we want to begin with well-deserved thanks for two terrific young women. Rebecca Nicholson and Angela Mihal. The Humanity Project has named them co-Volunteers of the Year for 2010. Rebecca spent many hours for the past two years helping us present our powerful Anti-bullying Through The Arts program to elementary school students. This required lots of rehearsal plus very early mornings in far-flung schools … and plenty of patience, wit, charm and flexibility in dealing with thousands of young school children. Rebecca is a Ph.D. student in Conflict Analysis and Resolution — and an exceptionally bright person. As for Angela, this web and graphic designer took on the formidable (and long overdue) task of redesigning this website. She devoted countless hours to working out technical issues involved with transferring our podcasts and other materials to the new hosting service. Angela also created our new masthead and unofficial logo at the top of this page. (Our official logo remains the human head with the words “The Humanity Project” inside the brain, symbolizing our belief that the mind is the best resource for solving humanity’s problems.) Angela too is a very smart and capable person, like Rebecca, with her own delightful style and personality and wit. We can’t thank these two great volunteers enough. But we can try our best, in part by naming them 2010 Volunteers of the Year. Thank you, Rebecca! Thank you, Angela! The Humanity Project is in your debt and we are most grateful to you both.
To create and implement innovative programs that teach children and adults how to use cooperation and social connection for individual development and grassroots community improvement