Wednesday, February 8, 2012

This Year’s Gunn Grants' Social Entrepreneurs!

Submitted by Lauren Janov

Congratulations to these inspiring Gunn students who are turning their innovative ideas into extraordinary projects involving over 60 Gunn students, all who are determined to make our world, here in Palo Alto and half-way around it, a better place:

Leland Wei’s Gunn@Your Service micro-grant will purchase construction materials he needs to renovate a walking path in the Palo Alto Baylands.

Arjun Parikh will use his grant for a summer soccer camp that will support Right to Play, a charity that improves the lives of disadvantaged children through sport and play.

Divya Saini’s grant will pay for an education campaign preparing Palo Altans for earthquakes.

Tatiana Grossman’s micro-grant will help Gunn’s African Literacy Club ship the children’s books it is collecting for Spread the Words, a non-profit which helps establish libraries in primary schools in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sungkook Peter Kim will be using his Gunn Grant to provide sheet music and music stands to Gunn musicians performing for war veterans in Palo Alto Veterans’ Hospital.

Praniti Sinha’s grant will help Gunn’s Asha Club run a fundraiser for Asha for Education, an organization which provides computers, food and education to orphans in Bangalore, India.

Lily Tsai’s Gunn Grant will buy flutes to loan to music students in Costano Elementary School’s after-school music program in East Palo Alto.

Natasha Allen will spend her micro-grant to ship academic books to South Sudan in cooperation with Sudan-American Foundation for Education and STAND, the student-arm of the Genocide Intervention Network.

Gunn at Your Service is exceptionally proud to be supporting these outstanding projects!

Lauren Janov
President, Gunn @ Your Service

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