Active Compassion Transforms

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Our organization currently runs 2 main programs

Partnering purpose with transformational travel, interACT is an innovative cross-cultural e-mentoring program connecting caring New Yorkers with high school students living in the Cape Flats of South Africa to inspire and empower them to live productive lives that impact their community. The program incorporates a fully sponsored life-changing NY interACTive experience (scheduled for January 2011) as part of the mentoring process.

Our impACT volun-tourism trips are opportunities for those who want to do more than transform the world from their cubicle. Through Tourism that Cares we have been partnering with the Thembalitsha Foundation to build upon and further their work in the local communities of South Africa.

PO Box 1619
New York, NY 10101
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Active Compassion Transforms exists to make change accessible.
We believe that every person has the capacity to positively transform their lives. It is our mission to foster connections and collaborations between individuals and organizations to give them opportunities to make a difference

Empowering youth with Relationships, Resources, and Real experience to be the change they want to see

Our vision at ACT is to embrace, engage and empower.
We hope to inspire people to embrace their full potential, to engage in the lives of individuals in any part of the world, and empower them to transform their communities and countries.

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Philanthropy,Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations
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