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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Justice Project Essay Contest Winners Announced

Justice Project Essay Contest Winners Announced

You wrote. We read. We voted. The Justice Project in partnership with Heroes in Recovery has announced the Essay Content Winners! Thank you to all who participated! Read the winning essays below! Essay by Susan M. Lemere Carlos is lucky. Although he was arrested for drug possession, he is not going to jail. Instead, he has struck a deal. He will get probation, drug court, supervision and monitoring with top-notch…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Literacy Rocks

Literacy Rocks

We recently were honored to help the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara with a fun Literacy Rocks event where we gave books to kids in the Santa Barbara community. The result is heart touching as we see these kids clutching their very own books, how exciting to think of the wealth of information that is at their fingertips. Oh the places they can go with a good…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | CASA Nebraska State Conference

CASA Nebraska State Conference

I was deeply moved this past week to present the Keynote address to a statewide audience of CASA NEBRASKA volunteers. The title of presentation was: OF ALL THE THINGS YOU CAN MAKE IN LIFE, WHY NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The audience were CASA volunteers who volunteer to open their hearts, and give of their time and as a result make a real difference just as surely as societal indifference scars us all. There…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Justice at the Rotary

Justice at the Rotary

Our Executive Director Noah benShea recently stopped by the Carpinteria Rotary Club to give a talk on The Justice Project and the powerful experiences we are having working with foster kids. Check out some of the press coverage below:

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Aha Moment of Justice

The “Aha” Moment of Justice

Have you seen those commercials, the ones where someone talks about their “Aha” moment for Mutual of Omaha? They started a couple years ago and have always been brilliant in our eyes. The clean and clear messaging, the explicit sharing of a personal story. We recently saw this one and it spoke to us, on a justice level, as it is the same reason we are consistently trying so hard…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | The Fiercest Liberal in Justice

The Fiercest Liberal in Justice

Often when we think about justice what first comes to mind isn’t a specific environmental, educational, economic or social justice, it is the justice system. And highest of high courts in that justice system, least for the United States is the Supreme Court. How often do we think about their rulings when we think about justice? Typically we think of the system as a whole, but there are a group…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | A Book of My Own Supports Local Literacy Program

A Book of My Own Supports Local Literacy Program

We were recently given the opportunity to put some smiles on kids faces in donating books in our local Santa Barbara area. We are so thrilled to see our just cause A Book of My Own growing!   Books in hand and a smile on his face, Noah benShea, Executive Director of The Justice Project, came to the Family Opportunity Center on February 20th, 2014, to donate more than 100…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Supporting Local Farms with Fairview Gardens

Supporting Local Farms with Fairview Gardens

There are 313 million people who live in the United States, and less than 1% of them claim farming as their occupation. At the same time we are seeing a greater and greater disconnect between the food on our table and the food grown on our farms. But it isn’t just the adults who are removed from our food process, it is also the kids. There are large numbers of…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Teach the Teacher with Physicians for Haiti

Teach the Teacher with Physicians for Haiti

When we set out to see who we might want on The Justice Project Advisory Board we looked to friends and colleagues who were doing things in the world to make A Just Difference. One of our Advisory Board members is Zadok Sacks, the Co-Founder of Physicians for Haiti (P4H). P4H was founded the day after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti when a group of Boston-area physicians, realizing that Haiti would…

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THE JUSTICE PROJECT | Blog | Professor Manou Eskandari Wins National Award

Professor Manou Eskandari Wins National Award

We want to give a huge congratulations to our Advisory Board member Professor Manou Eskandari for winning the esteemed Professor of the Year award by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Congrats Manou! Thursday, November 14, 2013 by KELSEY BRUGGER Santa Barbara City College received national recognition this week as Professor Manou Eskandari, chair of its Political Science department, was named Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for…

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