2017 • 2 years, 6 months • Journalism & Media
DoSomething.org is a national nonprofit that uses new media tools and campaigns to activate young people, ages 13 to 25, to support social change at the local, state, and federal levels. It is using grant funds to launch new programming focused on inspiring youth and young adults to make real and sustained change, while building empathy between people with different lived experiences. This includes designing and launching a new set of online campaigns to activate its more than 5.5 million members on issues such as LGBT rights, criminal justice reform, climate change, women’s rights, and immigration. It is mobilizing its network to get out the vote in the mid-term elections, and is building new functionality into its platform to more effectively facilitate dialogue among members from different communities.
2012 • 1 year
Do Something is a national nonprofit that leverages the power of the web and pop culture to help young people "change the world." Do Something will use grant funds to establish the Crisis Text Line, the first text-based hotline to connect teens in crisis with the support and resources they need: a free resource open to young people struggling with issues such as suicide, bullying, eating disorders, domestic abuse, homophobia, and sexual assault. The service’s text-based platform also will enable the collection of data about teens in crisis that can be used to inform policy and improve services and care.