Eric Schlosser is masterful at delivering in-depth reportage and investigative analysis on dark, quirky subjects – things that sometimes we’d rather not know, but know we should. When Eric asked us to design the cover for Command and Control, he shared his creative vision in the same exciting email: “99.9 percent of the books that have been written about nuclear weapons have a big mushroom cloud on the cover, and I have a different idea. I would like the cover to resemble the cover of an Air Force accident report – bureaucratic, official-looking, and yet odd enough to be intriguing…“
Tipping Point, founded in 2005, is a non-profit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area – by supporting the non-profits doing the best work in this fight. We wholeheartedly encourage not only our local friends, but everyone – wherever you might live – who cares about doing good, to click here.
Marnie Burke de Guzman is an orchestrator of cultural engagement. She created ArtRise to steward large-scale cultural projects into being, much in the way that a producer makes a movie ‘happen.’ Today’s audiences yearn to experience culture beyond the confines of exhibition space. Marnie is a skilled shepherd of teams, a forger of alliances between cultural institutions, civic organizations, artists – and the audiences themselves.
Front Porch Farm is a bastion of bio-diversity. We could describe the owners as bespoke farmers, since most of their products are grown to order for fine restaurants and specialty grocers. And we could describe the farm as a “Noah’s Ark for food,” since the owners are zealous about sustainability. Their dream is to raise all the ingredients for complete meals of deliciousness – and they’re already making wines to accompany them.
Summer Search is a youth development organization founded in Northern California in 1990. They’ve since taken their holistic model to the national level, replicating the program in six additional metropolitan areas. Summer Search partners with high schools to identify low-income students who display certain character attributes. The students receive year-round support – a unique combination of experiential opportunities and a circle of relationships anchored in professional mentoring.
The American Federation for Children (AFC) is a national advocacy group promoting school choice for parents. This cause is ardently bipartisan — and highly nuanced. If you are concerned about education reform in this country, American Federation for Children are folks to pay attention to.