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Academy for Conscious Change

Our core Academy for Conscious Change is a mindfulness-leadership program and social venture incubator for teams of women who wish to launch their own social change venture (a micro-NGO). We are currently only funding those ventures interested in addressing water and sanitation issues. The Academy has four phases and lasts an average of 18-24 months:

  • Intensive, interactive 40-hour training program, incorporating
    (a) social entrepreneurship and non-profit management skills
    (b) mindfulness-based leadership and personal growth practices
    (c) mind-body trauma healing
  • three-to-six months of hands-on non-profit venture development support

  • seed grants and support during construction and implementation

  • 12-months non-profit apprenticeship with ongoing, high-engagement advisory support


Our Women's Water Leadership Initiative focuses on teams of 8-45 women working to bring safe, clean water access right into their communities. Local water access immediately solves many social issues that women in developing countries face, such as sexual violence and exploitation related to water collection and delivery, girls' out-of-school time, water-borne illnesses, especially in children, women's economic empowerment, and domestic violence. Water ventures can serve up to 3,500 people and provide a built-in source of revenue for the team with which to fund other social change programs and a source of income for its members.

The cost to provide an entire team with all of the training, leadership skills, trauma healing, seed funding, and high-engagement support they need to launch a water venture, permanently and sustainably, along with important social change programs benefitting up to 3,500 people is approximately $25,000, equating to just $7-$8 per person. We believe we offer one of the most efficient water programs.

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