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Sacramento Kings and NYC Kids Come Together for UNICEF

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay of the NBA's Sacramento Kings with President and CEO of U.S. Fund For UNICEF Caryl Stern and UNIS High School students at an event recognizing New York City students for their efforts to help with the UNICEF Tap Project at Trump SoHo on March 8, 2014 in New York City.

— Sacramento Kings stars like Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Ben McLemore, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson joined forces with a group of high school students from the United Nations International School (UNIS) yesterday in New York City for a shared mission: help UNICEF get clean, safe water to kids around the world. I learned […]

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Texas Students Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

Students from Saint Mary's Hall display their donation to UNICEF, which they presented to U.S. Fund supporter Henry Halff (left). Photo credit: Liz Thompson.

— Liz Thompson is Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Saint Mary’s Hall. Students at Saint Mary’s Hall in San Antonio, Texas, raised $4,000 for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines. The students presented the check to Henry Halff, a longtime supporter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, during their weekly Chapel service on […]

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The 2012 UNICEF Student Summits

U.S. Fund for UNICEF 2012 Student Summit in Houston

— Last month, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted four regional student summits in different locations across the country. U.S. Fund for UNICEF student leaders came together to share challenges, successes and best practices for effectively educating, advocating and fundraising for UNICEF in their local communities. The summits took place in Houston, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago. Over 400 UNICEF High School and Campus Initiative students participated in the summits, doubling the attendance of last year’s New York summit.

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Exploring Design at the UNICEF Innovation Lab in Uganda

Art Center College of Design team.  Photo by Eric Battin

— Students and faculty from the Art Center College of Design will spend six weeks this fall conducting fieldwork at the UNICEF Innovation Lab in Uganda as part of a new master’s program focused on design for social impact. To prepare for this first
on-the-ground engagement, the students have been studying a variety of subjects and methods. Through the collaboration with the UNICEF team in Uganda, the group will explore what happens when design is informed by local expertise, co-created with local partners, and gets out of the way when appropriate.

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UNICEF brings the world into the classroom

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— In December, I had one of most rewarding experiences of my tenure at the U.S. Fund when a friend invited me to speak to her daughter Riley’s third grade class at Pine Bush Elementary School in Guilderland, NY. Riley’s teacher, Ms. Germano, and her fellow third grade teachers have been raising funds for Trick or Treat for UNICEF for the past 8 years. This year the classes raised $1,700 to support UNICEF’s work.

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Students lend a leg for a landmine-free world

PSALM students with Lend Your Leg posters. Photo courtesy Nora Sheets/WVCBL.

— At the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, we believe that students can play a vital role in helping the world’s children survive and thrive. That’s why we are so impressed with a group in West Virginia called Proud Students Against Landmines and Cluster Bombs (PSALM).

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