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2021 Worldmaker Awards

As part of our 10th Jubilee, we are bringing to life our long-held vision of honoring leaders who express the fullness of our Worldmaker mission. The 2021 Worldmaker Award winners represent individuals and organizations who are actively shaping a stronger, more connected and equitable world. 2021 Community Weaver: Dr. Renée

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Worldmaker International Announces New Board Leadership

Worldmaker International Announces New Board Leadership

Worldmaker International, a nonprofit human resilience organization founded in Iowa, announced today they have made changes to their Board and Executive Leadership Team. Former COO, David Richmond from the UK, is assuming the Board Chair position with Ivy Kusinga, a native of Uganda, serving as Board Vice-Chair.  “I am confident

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Plant Your Dreams 2021: A Recap

Plant Your Dreams Event Recap 2021

We were wrapping up our Plant Your Dreams event in partnership with The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success when a Board member came up and said, “I’m not sure what your expectations were, but by every measure I can see, this event was a success. It was inspiring to

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Community Members Invited to Help Local Youth Plant Their Dreams

The Academy for Personal and Scholastic Success, in partnership with the nonprofit Worldmaker International, is hosting a Plant Your Dreams event for Academy students on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at The Big Apple Orchard located west of Mount Vernon, Iowa. Community members are invited to attend. The Academy, which uses

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Pockets of excellence

Pocket of Excellence – Paulette Johnson

Think you can’t deepen social bonds during this time of pandemic-related physical distancing? We invite you to think again!  Times of great challenge bring great opportunity to pave new paths forward.  Perhaps this is just the time to start a new tradition that will build resilience now and into future

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Choosing to Celebrate 2020

Choosing to Celebrate 2020

For the past several months, we have been called on to live in unfamiliar ways, often physically distanced from family and friends.  There is great benefit in choosing to find and celebrate the good within dark times — and we amplify the benefit by celebrating together. What has this looked

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How to Parent Amidst a Global Pandemic – November Newsletter

Hi friends, In our last newsletter we updated you regarding the derecho that blazed a 700 mile swath across the Midwest, demolishing homes, businesses, properties, and crops. Presented with an opportunity to pivot and serve our fellow Iowans, we stepped into meeting immediate needs of food, water and shelter and

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Derecho Recovery

Midwest Derecho Recovery

Hi friends, You might have heard about the recent derecho that, with little notice, blazed a 700 mile swath across Iowa and beyond, demolishing homes, businesses, properties, and crops. This included hurricane like winds up to 140 mph through sections of our home community. Some of our team members are

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