#FlashbackFriday – Joan Velasquez Wins Sargent Shriver Award

#FlashbackFriday – Joan Velasquez Wins Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service Almost exactly 8 years ago, Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez was awarded the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service for her work with Mano a Mano. The award is given by the National Peace Corps Association to a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer […]

Congrats to Ray and Karen, Mano a Mano Volunteers of the Year!

Congrats to Ray and Karen, Mano a Mano Volunteers of the Year! On Saturday afternoon, Mano a Mano hosted our Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, as thanks to everyone that makes what we do possible. Every year we recognize a volunteer that stood out in the past year, which is always a hard task; we are a small […]

Gaining Ground Book Won First Place at MIPA Book Awards

Gaining Ground Book Won First Place at MIPA Book Awards Gaining Ground, Mano a Mano’s book published in 2014, recently won first place in the Inspirational Book category at the Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA) Midwest Book Awards in May 2015. Our co-founders Joan and Segundo Velasquez, and our Bolivian visitors who were in town, attended the awards ceremony, […]

3M Gives Volunteer Award Ceremony for Mark Petzoldt

On Monday, longtime Mano a Mano volunteer Mark Petzoldt was honored with a 3M Gives Volunteer Award for his work with Mano a Mano – one of 30 3M employees around the world to receive this recognition. We were happy to take part in the event; our Executive Director Dan Narr and co-founder Joan Velasquez […]

Mano a Mano Volunteer Receiving 3M Gives Volunteer Award

Mano a Mano Volunteer Receiving 3M Gives Volunteer Award Post by Mano a Mano International.

Congratulations to Jesse Flanagan For Receiving a Be the Change Award

Last Saturday, Hands On Twin Cities hosted its 9th Annual Volunteer Expo at the Mall of America, which was an opportunity for Mano a Mano and many other local nonprofits to showcase the difference people can make through volunteering. Be the Change Award As part of the Expo, Hands On recognized 4 volunteers from local […]

Chari Chari Bridge Wins 2013 Innovation in Sustainable Civil Engineering Award

We were happy to see the footbridge built in Chari Chari, Bolivia win the 2013 Innovation in Sustainable Civil Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers! From the article: On the Chari Chari side of the river is the primary school and a small room that functions as a clinic. The medical clinic, secondary […]

Mano a Mano is a Finalist for the Eide Bailley Resourcefullness Award

We are happy to be one of 25 finalists for the Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award, which recognizes a nonprofit using innovative & unique ways to generate revenue for its programs, and includes a $10,000 check! You can learn more about the award on Eide Bailley’s website. The award recipient is being announced tonight; wish us luck!

Mano a Mano Co-Founder’s Speech at the 2012 Opus Prize

On November 8, 2012, St. Kate’s University hosted an awards ceremony for the Opus Prize, an annual $1 million award recognizing an unsung hero anywhere in the world whose leadership empowers people to transform their lives and communities. Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez was a finalist for the award and received a $100,000 prize […]

Congratulations to the 2013 Opus Prize Finalists!

The 3 finalists for this year’s Opus Prize were recently announced (you can read the press release here to learn more about the finalists). The award ceremony will be held at Georgetown University on November 13, 2013. What is the Opus Prize? From the Opus Prize website: The Opus Prize is given annually to recognize unsung heroes […]