Edilith Eckart Memorial Scholarship/grant
Congratulations to the awardees of our 2018 scholarship: Centro del Pueblo, to support work on a Sanctuary Inititative; AHHA (affordable homeless housing alternatives) for a workshop on homeless people’s rights; Happy Inner Prizes for cognative skills training at the Boys & Girls club; and support for African immigrant mothers in Turkey. We also continued our support of Open Heart Quilters and Star Quest Camp.
The Scholarship honors one of our founding members, a lifelong peace activist who traveled the world making personal connections in places the U.S. considered our enemies. There’s more about Edilith here.
We offer small grants, usually yearly, to residents of Humboldt county for projects that support Peace and Justice, locally to globally. So far, we have supported: a group of young women attending a conference in Chiapas, Mexico; a Peace in the Middle East Festival sponsored by HSU’s Arabic Peace and Culture Club and the Jewish Student Union; an HSU student working in a school for refugees in Uganda; scholarships to help local girls attend North Star Quest Camp for Girls; a peace pole at Redwood Coast Montessori school in Manila; Humboldt Mediation Services; Open Heart Quilters (for hospice quilts); the Writing Well, multicultural and multigenerational creative writing classes in Fortuna; the Golden Rule Peace boat; the Roshni teen project; Global Activne for inter-cultural basketball camps for young women; The 02f Women’s Festival at the Arcata Playhouse: sending local elementary students to a model UN; Humboldt SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice); a food program at the Church of the Joyful Healer in McKinleyville; Centro del Pueblo; People for People behind Bars; the Kuhnle Center; and Arcata House partnership.
We’ll offer the scholarship again in spring 2019. Thanks to everyone who’s applied over the years, it’s wonderful to see all the great work folks are doing.