Author Archives: Milena Arciszewski

About Milena Arciszewski

I'm the Founder of PandoProjects, which empowers people to step up as leaders and develop innovative, local solutions to the problems in their communities. You can reach me at milena@pandoprojects.org or follow me on twitter: @pandoprojects.

Pando wins the $25,000 prize at the WeMedia Pitch It! Challenge (includes video)

Earlier in April, Pando Projects won the $25,000 prize at the WeMedia Pitch It! Challenge in NYC.  Below is me, accepting a massive check that later served as an umbrella, as we walked home in the rain. About 170 people … Continue reading

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Pando covered by Epoch Times

Tara MacIsaac, a reporter from the “Epoch Times” recently interviewed me and 3 Project Leaders: Joyce, Jazzmine, and Jermel.  Check out the article!  Here’s a preview: “There is a grove of quaking Aspen trees in Utah called Pando. A marvelous … Continue reading

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Pando BBQ on Tuesday May 3rd

We brought together volunteers, Project Leaders and potential Board Members.  Thanks for coming to the barbecue!!  All photos were taken by Sheldon Adamson.

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Updates on the projects…

Here are some updates from our pilot Project Leaders.  Basically, they are rockstars doing amazing things to create change in NYC. Jermel Royal Jermel is delivering free household items to the victims of domestic violence.  He had his first furniture … Continue reading

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Preview our new website – launching in April 2011

The current website http://www.pandoprojects.org is old and tells an outdated story.  It’s time for a re-vamp!  Check out a preview of our new website, launching in the third week of April!  I feel like a proud, expectant mother.  Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Featured at the Points of Light Tribute!

Last Monday, the Points of Light Institute honored President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush (41) for their leadership in founding and advancing the modern-day service movement.  This was a massive fundraiser, raising $30 million for service initiatives across the … Continue reading

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Raffle to support Sherill-Marie’s project

One of our Project Leaders is Sherill-Marie Henriquez, a sophomore at Columbia University.  She is starting an after-school program to empower young leaders to advocate for social justice. To fund her project, she has organized a raffle for a 3-month … Continue reading

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