The Prosper Project
The Prosper Project is pro bono work provided by Prosper for Purpose to a cause or nonprofit in a start-up phase.
Read about our past recipients below. Then check back for exciting news about our 2017 selection.
The 2016 recipient of The Prosper Project was Dare2Care, a nonprofit organization founded in Cleveland, Ohio, dedicated to empowering high school students to prevent the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. By motivating and informing students through scholarship opportunities and mentorship programs, Dare2Care works to create an inclusive community for all teens.
Dare2Care collaborates with organizations and educational institutions to provide hands-on education and training to equip students with vocabulary to speak to one another about identity and to celebrate their differences. Through these initiatives, the organization hopes to inspire young people to create anti-bullying programs of their own.
In 2015, we worked with The Small World Project: A Social Movement for Positive Change. The vision for #TSWP is “to use social media to spread love and hope for a more peaceful world by creating a better understanding, appreciation and respect of the diverse cultures that make up our beautiful planet.” The project is the creation of Lindsay Marissa, daughter of Prosper for Purpose founder and CEO Lorraine Schuchart.
“The stories told through The Small World Project demonstrate that despite our differences, we-the human race-all share the same basic wants and needs. What we require to be happy is generally the same across the board. We need food and shelter…we need to feel a sense of purpose and, most importantly, we need love and community. We find these things in a multitude of ways, many of which vary greatly between cultures. However, at the core, these basic desires that we as individuals have are precisely what connect us the most,” said Lindsay Marissa.
Join the project by liking, following and sharing the Facebook page The Small World Project.