Featured Organizations
ICV enthusiastically supports organizations working in areas like conservation, education, healthcare, peace and security, and gender equality. If any of these organizations resonate with you, please consider helping their cause.


"Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary."

 – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Africa Rising Foundation

The Africa Rising Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Ndaba and Kweku Mandela, grandsons of Nelson Mandela, in order to contribute to the development of the African continent.

Africa Rising is a conduit for the New African Generation that is committed to promoting Africa through a series of campaigns that address the continent's socio-economic challenges.


When you support AIM2Flourish, you are joining the biggest movement on earth shining a light on positive business innovations that are solving society's greatest challenges. AIM2Flourish is the world's first global learning platform where business students worldwide use positive interviews with business leaders and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to search out and report on world-changing innovations. AIM2Flourish celebrates the best-of-the-best business innovation stories with the Flourish Prizes.

Supporting AIM2Flourish means you will be an inspirational early-adopter champion for the “World's To-Do List” — the 17 goals that must be achieved by 2030. You will be recognized by our global network of higher education institutions, professors, business leaders, and most importantly, by students – the talented business leaders of tomorrow.

AIM2Flourish is housed at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. Demonstrating global reach, scalability, and impact potential, AIM2Flourish's partners reach more than 2,100 management schools worldwide and the global Business for Good community.

Americans for Cures

The mission of Americans for Cures is to advocate for stem cell research and therapy development; and, ultimately, to improve the lives of patients and their families suffering from chronic disease and injury.

It is critical that the public is aware of the breakthroughs in stem cell research and therapy developments that have resulted from the passage of Proposition 71: the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. We at the Americans for Cures Foundation believe it is our responsibility to report back to the 7 million Californians—including 70+ patient advocacy organizations, 30+ Nobel Laureates, 150+ elected officials, 30+ Chambers of Commerce, business and labor groups, and many other key opinion leaders—who voted in support of Proposition 71.

To accomplish this goal, Americans for Cures is driving a patient advocate-led "Report Back to the Public" communications program to empower patient advocates, and to increase public awareness of breakthroughs in stem cell research and therapy development. As part of this Report Back to the Public, Americans for Cures develops accurate, educational content—all of which is vetted by its Scientific Advisory Board, which is comprised of 25 of California’s leading scientists and physician-scientists—and then disseminates that content to the public through a variety of platforms, including social media, online blogs, paid and earned media, patient advocacy organization networks and more.

Americans for Cures provides information and tools to advocates for stem cell research, to empower them and assist with their efforts to:

  • Distribute factual information about stem cell research;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Encourage decision-makers to fund research and translate medical research breakthroughs into therapies for patients; and,
  • Find strength and hope in our shared vision and mission to improve the human condition and reduce suffering.

Today, for the first time in history, stem cell research offers real hope to those whose suffering has previously been considered incurable. The road is long and challenging, but scientists and physician-scientists, empowered by the people of California, have accomplished much. The path to success is within our grasp, if we can sustain the advances of the scientists dedicated to stem cell therapies.

Chaeli Foundation

The Chaeli Foundation USA was established in June 2017 through the collaboration of like-minded community and business leaders. They were united by a common goal: To grow more inclusive and empowered communities through the inclusion of children, youth and adults with disabilities.

This social justice foundation has its roots in adaptive sports and in advocating for the inclusion of adaptive athletes. The idea for the US foundation began when South African Chaeli Mycroft met American Jean Altomari at the oldest ultramarathon in the world – the Comrades Marathon – held annually between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in South Africa.

The meeting of these two kindred spirits, and their participation in this grueling sporting event of 55 miles, inspired the creation of the Chaeli Foundation USA with The Chaeli Campaign in South Africa as the springboard and global outreach partner.

Chaeli Campaign South Africa

The Chaeli Campaign is a social justice foundation founded in 2004 by 9-year old Chaeli Mycroft, her sister Erin and lifelong friends, the Terry sisters (Tarryn, Justine and Chelsea) – all of them between the ages of 6 and 12 at the time.

Today The Chaeli Campaign is acknowledged as a leading light in the disability sector, with its Inclusive Early Childhood Development Program receiving international recognition as a best practice model. For more information: www.chaelicampaign.org

Childhood Cancer Kids

Childhood Cancer Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to increase childhood cancer awareness and to provide resources to and elevate the spirits of children with cancer.

The organization was founded by Sierra Preveza, a survivor of kidney cancer who was diagnosed at the age of 6. A Wilms’ tumor stage 2, the size of a grapefruit, grew rapidly inside of Sierra. She was very fortunate; she underwent surgery at Boston Children's Hospital and the tumor was removed.

A year after her experience and strong recovery, Sierra decided she wanted to give to other kids with cancer and founded Childhood Cancer Kids. She has three missions: to fundraise for places that support childhood cancer, to provide yoga relaxation techniques for kids going through and recovering from cancer, and to raise the level of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

The Today Show named Sierra the Kindest Kid in America and she is the Sprout Network's Chief Kindness Officer.

The Children’s Village

Since 1851, the mission of The Children's Village was founded in 1851, and today, its mission remains very much the same: to work in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and social responsible members of their communities.

The Children's Village believes that there are three keys to a child’s success: education, work, and lifelong relationships. To that end, the organization is passionate about education and has high expectations for its students. The Children's Village helps youth develop the attitudes and skills needed to enter the workforce successfully. And the organization believes that one strong adult relationship is a game changer for a child, particularly one in foster care. The Children's Village helps children to develop and nurture life-long relationships with family, friends, and mentors.

End Violence Against Children

Every five minutes, a child dies as a result of violence. An estimated 120 million girls and 73 million boys have been victims of sexual violence, and almost one billion children are subjected to physical punishment on a regular basis.

As part of Agenda 2030, the world’s governments have set ambitious targets to end violence by 2030, in order to deliver the vision of a world where all children – girls and boys alike – grow up free from violence and exploitation.

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children will support the efforts of those seeking to prevent violence, protect childhood, and help make societies safe for children.

We need to change the way that policymakers, campaigners and the public think about ending violence, winning the argument that we should – and can – make societies safer for children.

End Violence is bringing together stakeholders from across the world to end all forms of violence against children, turning the belief that no violence against children is justifiable and all violence is preventable into a compelling agenda for action.

The Fund to End Violence Against Children is independent of, but associated with, the Partnership. It will provide catalytic finance to support the delivery of the partnership’s strategy.

Enduring Hearts

Enduring Hearts' mission is to fund important and innovative research to increase the longevity of pediatric heart transplants, and improve the quality of life for transplant recipients.

Enduring Hearts works toward its mission through the following programs:

  1. Direct Research Grant Program
  2. American Heart Association (AHA) Grant-making Alignment
  3. International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Grant-making Alignment

Enduring Hearts gives priority to clinical research projects and new emerging technologies that focus on understanding the cause, development and prevention of human transplantation diseases, including organ injury and rejection, viral infection and late graft deterioration.

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA

The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA supports, builds awareness of, and promotes and facilitates engagement with the vision and work of Leymah Gbowee and organizations working in Liberia, West Africa and globally in the areas of:

  • Peace, Security and Reconciliation
  • Girls' and Women's Rights and Leadership

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, public speaker, and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa. She also founded the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative and is co-Founder and former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberia Coordinator of Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP). Leymah currently serves as a member of the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development. She is a board member of the Federation of Liberian Youth. Leymah’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace – which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003 – is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Gbowee Peace Foundation and the PeaceJam Foundation, and she is a member of the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning. She holds a M.A. in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA). She also received a Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa from Rhodes University in South Africa and the University of Alberta in Canada, and a Doctor Honoris Causa in Specialty Management and Conflict Resolution from Polytechnic University in Mozambique. After receiving the Barnard College Medal of Distinction, she was named a Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice, a Visiting Transnational Fellow at the Center for Research on Women and Fellow in Residence at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College for the 2013/2014 academic year. Leymah is the proud mother of six children.

Global Virus Network

The Global Virus Network (GVN) is an essential and critical defense against viral disease. It is a coalition comprised of leading virologists spanning more than 20 countries worldwide, all working to advance knowledge about how viruses make us sick and to develop drugs and vaccines to prevent illness and death. No single institution in the world has expertise in all viral areas. GVN brings the best medical virologists together to leverage individual strengths and to focus global teams of scientists on key scientific problems. The power of GVN lies in its global reach, the depth of its science, and its commitment to solving viral challenges facing the human population. No other entity exists like the GVN.

The Jane Goodall Institute

Dr. Jane Goodall went into the forest to study the remarkable lives of chimpanzees—and she came out of the forest to save them. When she discovered that the survival of their species was threatened by habitat destruction and illegal trafficking, she developed a breakthrough approach to species conservation that improves the lives of people, animals and the environment by honoring their connectedness to each other. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to ensure that her vision and life’s work continue to mobilize the collective power of individual action to save the natural world we all share. Your support helps us advance Jane’s vision and work around the world as a force of compassion for all living things.

The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, the organization’s founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall to lead a movement of conservation for the common good—one that builds on our connections to each other, our fellow species, and the natural world we all share. Following in the trailblazing footsteps of Jane Goodall, the JGI inspires hope through action, encouraging individuals around the world to participate in taking care of the planet we call home. Whether the JGI is restoring chimpanzee habitat, improving women’s health in a nearby village, or working with its Roots & Shoots youth groups in nearly 100 countries, the JGI finds practical ways to make the greatest lasting impact for people, animals and the environment.

With your support, The Jane Goodall Institute can protect chimpanzees, conserve critical habitat while strengthening surrounding communities, and empower the next generation of conservation leaders.

New American Academy Charter School

The New American Academy Charter School (TNAACS) opened in September 2013. TNAACS serves students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade and fourth grade most of whom live in the school’s district of residence, Community School District 18.

TNAACS is based upon The New American Academy model. Developed at Harvard’s Urban Superintendents Program (USP) by a cohort of six high-achieving principals (our lead applicant among them) the TNAA model draws upon research-based best practices from across the globe, and has been implemented with great success at P.S. 770, P.S. 274, and TNAACS.

The TNAA model is predicated upon the idea that student achievement is directly tied to the quality of teacher instruction. It is only by attracting, developing, and retaining skilled and talent teachers that significant educational progress can be made. As described by a recent McKinsey (2010) study:

The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers. Research has shown that of all the controllable factors in an education system, the most important by far is the effectiveness of the classroom teacher. The world’s best-performing school systems make great teaching their “north star.” They have strategic and systematic approaches to attract, develop, retain, and ensure the efficacy of the most talented educators—and they make sure great teachers serve students of all socio-economic backgrounds.

O Museum in The Mansion

The best thing about any art form (some of our greatest artists are scientists) is that it provides an outlet to get your thoughts and ideas into the open, and make them real. But the rewards of art don’t stop with the creative process, for art is an expression of love that has a lasting effect.

Since 1980, the O Museum in The Mansion has been providing a place where individuals can renew, create and grow. From Civil Rights Activist Mrs. Rosa Parks to homeless Vietnam War Veteran Cordell the O Museum in The Mansion provides an inspiring, safe place for heroes and artists alike. O Museum in The Mansion’s unique collections, organic tours, intimate music programs, songwriter workshops, exhibits without walls and literary offerings build hope and invite others to explore their own creativity. Together — and with your help — the O Museum in The Mansion can achieve things beyond what we know.

Pachamama Alliance

Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.


To empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.


Pachamama Alliance, empowered by our partnership with indigenous people, is dedicated to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

Our unique contribution is to generate and engage people everywhere in transformational conversations and experiences consistent with this purpose. We weave together indigenous and modern worldviews such that human beings are in touch with their dignity and are ennobled by the magnificence, mystery, and opportunity of what is possible for humanity at this time.

We are here to inspire and galvanize the human family to generate a critical mass of conscious commitment to a thriving, just and sustainable way of life on Earth. This is a commitment to transforming human systems and structures that separate us, and to transforming our relationships with ourselves, with one another, and with the natural world.

The Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Laureates Summits

The Permanent Secretariat to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, was created in 2006, and is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with its own board, based in Rome and operates on a permanent basis.

The major activity of the Permanent Secretariat is organizing the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates internationally recognized as among the most important annual events in the field of peacemaking, attracting Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders, organizations, students and professors from around the globe since 1999.

The Permanent Secretariat organizes the Summit in different locations across the globe with the support of a number of Nobel Peace Laureates’ foundations and organizations, and in partnership with hosting municipalities and prominent local foundations.

Vadim V. Zagladin, who was also the founder of the Permanent Secretariat, conceived the Summits, which were promoted by President Mikhail Gorbachev and the former Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni.

The Permanent Secretariat is supported by a staff of volunteers, linked with its own representatives in Italy, France, Germany, Russia, United Sates, Asia and Africa, working together to explore new opportunities in the pursue of our association goals.

Population Media Center

Population Media Center (PMC) is a nonprofit entertainment organization that changes lives around the world. PMC melds entertainment industry insight and behavior theory to create powerful TV and radio shows that catalyze new knowledge, attitudes, and practices — changing both individual behavior and social norms to improve people’s lives. PMC hires local actors, writers, and producers and, to date, PMC’s shows have been broadcast in more than 50 countries.

PMC’s ability to regularly attract large audiences, often numbering in the millions, allows for message saturation across whole communities, building the conditions for social “tipping points” where enough people change their opinions and actions so as to support new social norms – positive peer pressure. Social norms can either be a core barrier towards social progress, or a key driver of change. PMC focuses on improving the rights and health of women and girls, such as girls’ education and reproductive health.

PMC shows address multiple issues and draw huge audiences, making the cost per attitude or behavior change cost effective. One of PMC’s shows in northern Nigeria reached an estimated 12.3 million loyal listeners and catalyzed 1.1 million new family planning users at a cost of 89 cents per new family planning user. A PMC show in the United States, East Los High, rose to be one of the top five shows on hulu.com in its first season, was nominated for five daytime Emmys, and inspired more than 27,000 people to use a Planned Parenthood widget in the first month of broadcast to check for STDs and pregnancy.

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization that empowers young women and girls in Afghanistan through community-based education in the district of Deh'Subz. Founded on the knowledge that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations, we provide young Afghans with the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, so that they may work toward brighter futures — in their own villages and beyond.


Rise is a national civil rights nonprofit. We help people pen their own civil rights into existence. In 2016, we drafted and passed the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights unanimously through Congress, a feat only 21 bills in modern U.S. history have done. Rise has been recognized by New York Magazine as one of the best things that happened in 2016 and by the Washington Post as one of the top charities in America to donate to. Watch this Vice on HBO piece and read our Founder Amanda's letter below.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Robert F. Kennedy’s career in public service was distinguished by his willingness to join local activists in demanding change. Whether aiding the Freedom Riders in Alabama, encouraging anti-Apartheid students in South Africa, or breaking bread with Cesar Chavez in California, Robert Kennedy believed in standing with those who stood against oppression.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights continues his legacy of joining the brave women and men on the front lines of the struggle for justice. From lawsuits to lesson plans, our programs are designed to empower activists working for change from the ground up.


Shot@Life, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, aims to ensure that children around the world have access to life-saving vaccines. Through education, advocacy, and fundraising we strive to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life no matter where they live.

The Sonoma Ecology Center

The Sonoma Ecology Center addresses challenges related to water supply and quality, open space, rural character, biodiversity, energy, climate change, and quality of life.

The mission of Sonoma Ecology Center is to work with our community to enhance and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley. Since 1990, we've worked to increase appreciation and stewardship of Sonoma Valley's natural heritage and create measurable benefits in areas of land, water, climate change, and biodiversity.

St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters

St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters is established to alleviate the physical and emotional hunger of the poor and needy in a dignified and supportive manner. The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters takes a comprehensive approach in providing and supporting services that eradicate not only hunger, but the structural causes of hunger.

The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters supports a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor.

The St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters also fights hunger through special events for those in need. Each location has customized its program according to the needs of the local community.

Working together with the staff and volunteers at various locations to promote emotional and physical well-being through programs sponsored by banks, hospitals, social service providers, and the corporate community, the St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters raises awareness of the needs within the community and forges new relationships.

In addition to feeding the hungry, the St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters works to eliminate hunger and its underlying causes by providing literacy programs, counseling for persons with addictions, support for victims of domestic violence, and training for those who help eradicate the various structural causes of hunger.


Stand For Education, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the state of New York that is dedicated to providing access to educational resources; Clothing, Shoes, Backpacks, Books, Uniform, Workshops on personal hygiene and use of hygiene products, Seminars on self-esteem, awareness through public events, such as concerts, fashion shows, art exhibitions or children’s programs. Stand For Education strives to identify sustainable empowerment and educational opportunities for the underserved children in war ravaged Countries who reside in US and abroad, with a special focus on girls in South Sudan and environs. The goal of the organization is to assist these underprivileged girls from the age of five to eighteen years of age to improve their lives, wellbeing and that of their families, thus their communities. Stand For Education will work within local cultures to inspire awareness, collaboration, and empowerment in these underprivileged communities.


Stand For Education believes the power of awareness and education can lead to improved living and sustainable growth. For this reason, the organization is creating a worldwide structure wherein every child and woman living in poverty is able to access education and economic opportunities to build a peaceful, prosperous, and empowered life.


Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. We believe that every child has the right to be safe, to be curious, to be happy. We work with the sharpest minds from tech, non-profit, government and law enforcement to stop the spread of child sexual abuse material, stand up to child traffickers and uncover new kinds of abuse. Technology is a powerful tool. We choose to use it for good.

Our programs and products find child abuse victims faster, make online environments safer, and deter criminal behavior.

Together for girls

Together for Girls is a global public-private partnership dedicated to ending violence against children, with a particular focus on sexual violence against girls. Founded in 2009, the Together for Girls partnership brings together national governments, UN agencies and private sector organizations to prevent and respond to violence, as a fundamental step to achieving individual rights and well-being, gender equality, and sustainable development.

Using the data as our guide, the Together for Girls partnership aims to raise awareness, promote evidence-based solutions, and galvanize coordinated action across sectors to end violence against boys and girls, with a special focus on sexual violence against girls.

Our growing partnership is currently active in more than 20 countries around the world.

Too Young To Wed

Too Young to Wed’s (TYTW) mission is to empower girls and bring an end to child marriage.

We do this by providing visual evidence of the human rights challenges faced by women and girls. Through powerful storytelling, we amplify the voices of these courageous women and girls and inspire the global community to act. And through our groundbreaking girl empowerment photography workshops, leadership scholarships and vocational training projects, we transform influential advocacy into tangible action in the communities where the girls in our images

Tuesday’s Children

Formed in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Tuesday’s Children provides a lifetime of healing for those whose lives have been forever changed by terrorism and traumatic loss.

Through a time-tested, long-term approach, Tuesday’s Children keeps the promise to support all those impacted by 9/11; serves and supports our nation’s Military Families of the Fallen; and builds resilience and common bonds in communities recovering from tragedies.

In partnership with experts from around the world and in collaboration with renowned facilitators and mental health professionals, Tuesday’s Children serves communities altered by an act of violence.

Tawakkol Karman International Foundation

Tawakkol Karman International Foundation (TKIF) is a non-profit organization working in all development fields and support the ideas, policies, activities and projects that participate in leading communities to democracy and development. TKIF also works in spreading peace, establishing human goodwillvalues, violence, poverty and ignorance resistance and all forms of racism.

TKIF believes in freedom, solidarity and peace concepts and considers democracy, sovereignty of law and fair development a way to achieve a positive and sustainable change in life of members and communities. TKIF with partnership with its local and international partners aims achieving concepts that guarantee the saving freedoms, rights and human dignity and mitigation of armed conflicts and resolute them and open a door to build peace and stabilization and achieve a decent life.

Vision :
Toward a peaceful world, which Human dignity is protected and prosperity and harmony are prevailed.

Mission :
TKIF seeks to be one of the pioneer global foundation in building peace and development and spreading the concepts of democracy and human rights by different available civic means with respect to the culture of each community and with cooperation with all governments and populations to serve human and save his/ her dignity wherever s/he is.

Writers Without Margins

Writers Without Margins, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization created to form relationships between the rich academic and literary world of Greater Boston and surrounding communities which are struggling more than ever in an age of increasing wealth disparity. What distinguishes Writers Without Margins, Inc. from other community literacy programs which focus on specific niche groups such as at-risk youth, prison writing programs or paid academic or personal development courses is that the organization provides what a traditional academic program offers, for free, to the combined populations found in homeless shelters, community health centers, and lower income neighborhoods. Furthermore, Writers Without Margins, Inc. is able to connect with many individuals who defy simpler categorization based on the intersectional nature of the organizations we partner with. By reaching adults who have likely fallen outside of the traditional, secondary education systems and aligning with the human services universe, the organization is able to reach disadvantaged individuals who are more often confronting the challenges of addiction recovery, mental illness, a history of incarceration, disability, sickness, poverty and trauma, and facing the larger, related issues of institutional racism, employment discrimination, unaffordable housing, foster care, domestic violence, and global conflict, with few resources and little support.

Through literature, Writers Without Margins, Inc. works with its writers to build sustainable practices. By offering the relationship to a larger world that comes from reading, discussing literature, writing, and revision the organization also provides its accompanying tools for insight, clarity and communication. Writers Without Margins, Inc. models its classroom discussions and syllabi after a typical graduate school format, however the organization recognizes that the lasting benefit of what occurs in a humanities course often transcends the academic exercise or evaluation. In addition to offering broader knowledge with the study of multiple cultures and voices through classic and contemporary literature, Writers Without Margins, Inc. is cognizant of the profound impact this can make in terms of “bibliotherapy,” a term first used in 1916 referring to the practice of reading to achieve healthier consciousness.