We, The World (www.wetheworld.org) The mission of We, The World (WTW) is to maximize social change - globally. WTW is working to awaken a spirit of caring and involvement in the public so that millions of people begin to see themselves as part of one global interdependent community - and actively take part in creating a world that works for all!
Working with an extraordinarily accomplished team, WTW has begun the process of building an unprecedented critical mass of individuals, organizations and coalitions whose efforts to create a caring world will be highly visible and accessible. By forming global networks of collaboration between groups and individuals involved with: human rights, ecology, animal concerns, peace and nonviolence, creating ethical economic systems, creating cultures of self-sustaining green communities, personal and societal health and transformation, and many others whose work concerns the interests of literally billions of people and other life on our planet.
A United World (www.aunitedworld.org) A United World is a website that is operated by WTW that encourages those participants that are involved with the pass PIF movement to access this website as if it were their own. Requested changes to this website are always honored so that it is 100% acceptable to everyone. Because of this the website is know as “the people’s website”. The effort of this website is to create a collaboration of hundreds of thousands of people and organizations all working together to do what is right and help others.
As you can see from our website (www.aunitedworld.org/all.asp) we are collaborating with everyone who wants to help make the world a better place. This movement is made up of volunteer mentors that are helping each and every person find their purpose so that they can develop their passion and put their own unique (help others) program into action.
We are encouraging individuals, families, groups and organizations to create their own PIF Program based upon their gift/passion. Everyone has a gift and if they don't know what it is, our volunteer mentors will help. You can view sample programs by going towww.aunitedworld.org/programs.asp.
As you can see, the programs can really be anything as long as the person or family or group abides by Character Counts six pillars of character and their program will appeal to 100% of people. The six pillars are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Seehttp://charactercounts.org/pdf/KFC-Pledge.pdf.
Pass It Forward Movement (www.passforward.org) The Pass It Forward (PIF) Movement is just one of many We, The World (501 (c) (3) nonprofit programs. The mission of We, The World (WTW) is to maximize social change - globally. This movement is made up of volunteer mentors that are helping each and every person find their purpose so that they can develop their passion and put their own unique program into action.
This movement is encouraging individuals, families, groups and organizations to create their own PIF program based upon their gift/passion. Everyone has a gift and if they don't know what it is their own personal volunteer mentor will help. All programs must abide by Character Counts six pillars of character - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Additionally, the programs must be acceptable to 100% of people or it will not be a PIF program.
If a person wants to create their own pass it forward nonprofit program, a mentor will be able to give access for protégé all the tools necessary free of charge on the A United World website. All volunteers of this movement are given the opportunity to have a mentor, be a mentor, and pass it forward. By creating your own nonprofit program, WTW will make available a donation button on the mentor’s web page so that the donor’s contribution is tax-deductable.
It is now the responsibility of the grantee to open up a separate account with that money and track the funds on how that money is spent for their nonprofit program and report this information to WTW. All PIF programs can spend a maximum of 10% on administration with 90% of their money going to the cause.
PIFMentor(www.PIFMentor.com) PIF Mentor is a for-profit website giving people an opportunity to make money while giving back at the same time. A mentor must first pay to the PIF Movement $9.95 per month for the opportunity to be a volunteer mentor. The concept is fairly simple – It is important for the success of this program that the protégé realizes that the mentor is actually paying a fee to be able to help.
Once a protégé becomes a mentor they have two choices. 1) Go towww.passforward.organd be a volunteer mentor for free and there is no charge. 2) Go towww.pifmentor.comand charge your protégé whatever you feel is appropriate based upon your qualifications. The first $9.95 goes to promote the world’s largest mentoring (acts of kindness) movement and the balance goes to the mentor.
30 MinuteMentor (www.30MinuteMentor.org) The 30 Minute Mentor is a program for anyone needing or wanting to do community service by making a positive difference in others lives. There are many advantages to this type of community service for the supervisors as well as the participants. This is an on-line community service program that enables a person to help others from their own computer on their own time.
Once someone signs up for community service they will be immediately introduced to their own personal volunteer mentor to guide them along the way. The mentor will have a private 30 minute chat with their protégé to help them find their purpose, so that they can develop a passion and put it into action. During the same 30 minutes, the mentor will be training the protégé to do the same thing for others and pass it forward.
This website is being constructed so that thousands of private chats can occur simultaneously and copies of the communications between mentor and protégés (including log in and log out times) can be provided as needed.
BOARD AND PERSONNEL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Arlan Berglas - Executive Director Director - Pass It Forward Movement
Rick Ulfik - Chair
(Founder, We, The World; Co-Chair, The Foundation for Ethics and Meaning; Board Member and U.N. Representative, Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations; Stearing Committee member, Coalition For One Voice; Co-Producer, Visual Voices TV Series; Composer, Musician, Film and other media Producer)
B. Junahli Hunter, Ph.D.- Vice-Chair (Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; writer; founder of the Arts Task Force of the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning)
Ina Bransome - Secretary
(New Parent Mentor, Doula; community organizer; writer)
Alan Schogel - Treasurer
(Energy Conservation Consultant)
Troy Lush - Board Member (Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity; Music Producer, Recording and Performing Artist, and Songwriter)
Immaculee Ilibagiza - Board Member (Survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide; bestselling author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust)
Diane Williams - Founder, The Source of Synergy Foundation; formerly, Chair, UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns
Ken Ahmad - Director of Fundraising for We, The World
Arlan Berglas - Executive Director of We, The World
Mike Blaxill - Principal Co-Coordinator, OVOW (Our Voices, Our World) Youth Outreach Program
Phil DeRossi - Web Design Consultant for We, The World
Teresa Hagen - Communications Coordinator for We, The World; (Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity)
Jeffrey Haight - Technology Consultant for We, The World
Nancy Hawthorne - Project Coordinator for We, The World (Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity and the Student-UN Videoconference series)
Susan Jameson - Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity, the Student-UN Videoconference series
Crystal Johnson - Mentor & Systems Administrator
Andrew Kaen - New York Event Coordinator for We, The World; (Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity)
Alice Lo - Graphic Design Consultant for We, The World
Brian Lovato - Graphic Design Consultant for We, The World
Terry Lush - Web Design Consultant for We, The World
Troy Lush - Board Member and Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity, Global Resources Network
Mark Rego-monteiro - Better World Store/Green Business Affiliate Program Coordinator for We, The World
Al Smith - Webcast Distribution Coordinator for We, The World; (Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity)
Rick Ulfik - Founder and Board Chair of We, The World (Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity, Our
Voices, Our World, Student-UN Videoconference Series, Visual Voices and other programs)
Palma Vizzoni - Communications and Development for We, The World
Risa Wallberg - Logo Design Consultant for We, The World ADVISORS AND SUPPORTERS
GLOBAL SECURITY AND PEACE
Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Nobel Peace Laureate; Chair of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission 1995 Daniel Ellsberg - Author, released the Pentagon Papers during the Viet Nam war Alice Slater - Member of the Executive Committee of the Middle Powers Initiative for nuclear abolition, Lawyers Alliance for World Security (LAWS) and President of Global Resources Action Center for the Environment (GRACE) Jonathan Granoff - President, Global Security Institute; UN Rep and VP of Lawyers Alliance for World Security, VP of NGO Cmte on Disarmament; Board member, Lawyers Cmte on Nuclear Policy, the Middle Powers Initiative; Co-Chair, American Bar Association Cmte on Arms Control; attorney; author Marshall Rosenberg - Internationally recognized peacemaker, founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, author Molly Klopot - Chair, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom New York Metro; one of the Raging Grannies) Robert Alan Silverstein - Director, People For Peace; Co-Director, One Day In Peace Anne Zanes - VP of Communications Coordination Committee of the UN; Representative of Peace Links; Co-Chair of the UN Human Rights Caucus Ellen Raider - Co-Founder of The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution Selma Brackman - Executive Director, War & Peace Foundation
PRESERVING THE BIOSPHERE Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE - U.N. Messenger of Peace; Founder, Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research and Roots 'N Shoots Youth Programs now in 90 countries Jan Roberts - National Coordinator for Earth Charter Community Summits, USA; Founder and President of the Institute for Ethics and Meaning, Tampa Florida Joel Kupferman - Executive Director of the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project Virginia Sanchez - Founder, Seeds of Self-Reliance, fostering U.S.-Mexico partnerships in rural Mexican communities on endangered ecosystems Earl James - Board member, Campaign for UN Reform, Development Director, New Mexico Environmental Law Center; President, USA for UNESCO Robert Blake - Co-Founder, BeingKind Animal Sanctuary
HEALTH OF SOCIETY (ECONOMICS, GOVERNANCE, EDUCATION) Dr. Riane Eisler - Author, Chalice and the Blade, Co-founder and President, Center for Partnership Studies Hazel Henderson - Author, Beyond Globalization; world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, board member of Worldwatch Institute and the Calvert Social Investment Fund; the Calvert-Henderson Quality-of-Life Indicators have been used as an alternative to the GNP. Tim Seldin - President, International Montessori Council; Chair, Montessori Foundation Corinne McLaughlin - Co-founder of the Center for Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C., and co-author of Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside Out Thom Hartmann - Author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight and Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the theft of Human Rights Rob Wheeler - Coordinator of the Millennium Peoples Assembly Network Anne Hemenway - Coordinator of The National Committee for an Effective Congress, Program Consultant at The NY Open Center and an editorial committee member of LAPIS Magazine. Terrence J. Mollner - Board of Trustees, Calvert Social Investment Fund Dr. Delois Blakely - Community Mayor of Harlem; President of The New Future Foundation Bill Levis - Chief Financial Officer, Center for Partnership Studies Ruth Meitin Garbus - Co-Director, Ctr for Community Building & Dialogue; Former Dir., NY Women of Vision & Action Brian D'Agostino, Ph.D. - Research Associate, Center on Violence and Human Survival, CUNY; Humanities Preparatory Academy, New York City Board of Education Kathia Castro Laszlo - Co-Executive Director, Syntony Quest, empowering
evolutionary learning communities as vehicles to co-create sustainable futures Barclay Palmer - Visionary author and educator Nazir Ahmad - President, GivingWorks (serving the non-profit and philanthropic communities)
VALUES, ETHICS AND SPIRIT Immaculee Ilibagiza - Survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide; bestselling author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust
Robert Thurman - Co-Founder and President of Tibet House; renowned Buddhist Scholar, he is the first western Tibetan Buddhist monk
Dr. Ervin Laszlo - Founder of the Club of Budapest and the Planetary Ethics Alliance; noted author whose latest book is Macroshift Carol Hansen Grey - Former Executive Director of Women of Vision and Action (WOVA) Paul Ray - Co-author, The Cultural Creatives Deborah Moldow - Director, World Peace Prayer Society The Very Reverend James Parks ("Dean") Morton - Former Dean of St. John the Divine and current president of The Interfaith Center of New York Gerry Eitner - Founder/President, The Masters Group; North American Peace Rep. for United Religions Initiative; Co-Founder, Global Mothers, U.S. Committee for Earth Charter Ashok Gangadean - Co-Founder and Director, Global Dialogue Institute; Co-Convenor, World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality Carol Gilio - Conflict Resolution Coordinator for all Queens High Schools, New York City Diane Williams (Former Chair, UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns; UN Rep. International Association of Educators for World Peace; UN Rep., Tribal Link Foundation) Rabbi Michael Feinberg - Executive Director, New York City Labor-Religion Coalition Josette Allan - Former director, World Goodwill, USA Mark LeVine, Ph.D. - Co-Founder of the Foundation For Ethics & Meaning, Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Irvine Bonnie Lock - Philadelphia Coordinator, UN Gandhi-King Season For Nonviolence; founder, Peace Wave; Coordinator, Philadelphia Earth Charter Community Summit 2002 Eleanor Wasson - Recipient of the Physicians for Social Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award 2000; Executive Board Member, EarthSave International; Founder, International Association for Volunteer Effort; Member, Los Angeles Committee on the Status of Women
FULFILLMENT OF HUMAN NEEDS William Schulz - Esecutive Director, Amnesty International, USA 1994-2006 Angaangaq Lyberth - Elder - 4 Worlds International Elder's Council, Eskimo [Kalaallit], Melting The Ice In The Heart Of Man Nana Osei Boakye Yiadom II (Apeadu) - Queenmother/chief of Aburi, Ghana. Her work involves assistance and advocacy for refugee women and children in Africa. Pamela Kraft - Founder of Tribal Link, an NGO that addresses indigenous peoples issues worldwide. Sally Fisher - Activist; author; producer of V-Day 2001 at Madison Square Garden; Founder of Intersect Premilla Dixit - Coordinator, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom New York Metro Corporate Campaign Charmaine Crockett - Human rights advocate and writer; Contributing Editor to Lapis Magazine Audre-y - Co-founder and Chair, Achee which is creating the Achee Light Center in the West African Republic of Benin, and is supporting a school in Akim Anyinase village in Ghana Valerie Gordon - 2001 Programme Coordinator, Regional Family Planning Initiative, Grenada; former Executive Officer, Grenada Ministry of Foreign Affairs
PERSONAL HEALTH Patch Adams, MD - Executive Director, Gesundheit Institute Gary Tomchuk - President, Awareness Marketing; Board Member, Center for Advancement in Cancer Education Martha Crampton - Founder and Director, Canadian Institute of Psychosynthesis Dr. Nitamo Montecucco - President, Villaggio Globale (Association for Science, Art and Consciousness); Professor, University of Milan Centro di Medicina Olistica e Psicosomatica Don Schmall - Vice President, Consumers Health Freedom Coalition
YOUTH Ben Quinto- Director of Global Youth Action Network Grace Zuzo- Founder of Mission Exchange USA - Africa facilitating expert mentoring of South African youth in the US and South Africa. Joan Beisel - Director of United Youth International Reverend Paul Mayer - Co-founder of the international youth leadership program Children of War Tamara Weiss - New York Community Outreach Director, Youth Venture Nina L. Meyerhof, Ed.D.- President, Children of the Earth, Inc.
MEDIA AND CULTURE Celeste Holm - Academy Award winning actress; Founder and President, Arts Horizons providing opportunities for youth in the arts Lorin Hollander - Internationally acclaimed concert pianist and conductor; lecturer on human consciousness and creativity, transformational education and mentoring, spiritual and personal growth, and integral health. Steven Zuckerman - Producer of the annual Global Entertainment and Media Summits Peter Gabel - Associate Editor, Tikkun Magazine; Director, The Institute for Spirituality and Politics, New College of California Michael Gosney - Digital media pioneer; Founder, Digital Be-In; Director, Paradox Conference at Arcosanti Gillian Wright - Chief executive, Global Vision Network, U.K. Jack Urbont - Emmy Award composer, "Lorne Greene's New Wilderness"; Distributor, "Endangered Wildlife Collection" educational toys Jody Gray - Music Producer, "Earth Voice" Martha Foster - Emmy Award winning documentary specialist; Founder, the Living Earth Channel Peter H. Rosen - founder; Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media) and Creativity Cafe; a "New School for the Next Millennium" H. Lloyd Weston - Internationally recognized contemporary expressionist artist, poet and writer Paul Winter - Composer in Residence at Cathedral St. John the Divine