CNN Heroes

CNN Heroes recognizes everyday people changing the world.

TEDxBerkeley: Choosing to See the Invisible

TEDxBerkeley gathers world-leading thinkers, makers, and doers at UC Berkeley to discuss Ideas Worth Spreading.

James Irvine Foundation

The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize individuals who are advancing innovative solutions to critical issues facing California.

KIND People Award

The KIND Foundation’s KIND People awards honor everyday individuals transforming their communities through kindness.

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Fast Company

This organization started offering free showers to homeless people in San Francisco. Now it’s inspiring a movement

August 15, 2019

Business Insider

Lava Mae Marks Five-Year Anniversary Fueled by $100,000 Support From Wells Fargo

June 18, 2019

Salem Reporter

Mobile showers coming to Salem’s homeless in early August

July 18, 2019

The Sacramento Bee

California faces multiple crises. Can we solve them without help from philanthropy?

June 22, 2019

90.9 WBUR

Lava Mae Helps Bridge Hygiene Gap For Unhoused Population

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