Story Wall

At its core, humanitarian work is about people connecting, through day-to-day interactions that transform our world. Enjoy and learn from these stories, and add your own voice to the chorus.

Dignifying Lives Story Wall

"A living income is often 3 - 4 times what they [Heifer's community] are currently earning"  -  Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO; Heifer International 


Tiffany Basciano Story Wall

Professor Tiffany Basciano advocates for more responsibility-sharing in the refugee crisis - a global civic duty. Read more.

Reflection "I have found a deep passion to work towards the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout peacebuilding efforts." - Ruby Holmes, HPC Fellow HI USA

Women For Women Laureate Spotlight Story Wall

Laureate Spotlight: Women for Women International has served more than 462,000 women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan. 

Fellows Snapshot (SW)

Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Year 2 Snapshot! 25 Fellows, 16 Cities, and 8 Nationalities!

“You will most likely think and operate differently, so instead of trying to fit into each other’s way of operating, learn about your differences and leverage what you have.”  -Fabian-Ludke, Covenant House Read more

Wendy Pearlman (SW)

Wendy Pearlman offers insights into her book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, which is based on over 300 interviews of displaced Syrians weaved into a collective narrative. Read more

Collaborative Fellow Catherine May (SW)

#HPCFellow, Catherine May, finds that building partnerships frequently leads to the realization that different sectors speak “different languages.” Learn more!

WfWI CEO in the Huffington Post

Laurie Adams, CEO of @PrizeCoalition member Women for Women Int'l, describes in the Huffington Post the work to empower women in the South Sudan, where sexual violence is a tool of war.

Laureates Collaborating at HPC Annual Meeting

Leaders of 16 Laureate organizations convened in LA last week to work on the next collaborative models that will transform the sector. Read about it here.

Member Spotlight Aravind (SW)

For Aravind Eye Care System, a Hilton Prize Laureate, every day is World Sight Day. In a year they provide services to more than four million people and perform some 463,000 eye surgeries. Learn more!

Vivian Peng

Vivian Peng, Creative Activist at Doctors Without Borders/MSF, takes readers on her epic journey of becoming a humanitarian professional in this blog post, "From Intern to Field Worker."

Kenn Dudek, Leading Thoughts (SW)

Watch Kenn Dudek, President of Fountain House, share his Leading Thoughts. "People with serious mental illness die 10-25 years, depending on the country, earlier than everyone else." #WorldMentalHealthDay


On Shifting Ground | Full Video

This pilot production of the Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program captures stories told by Laureate staff working on the ground in Nepal before, during and after the great earthquake of 2015.

WATCH: "On Shifting Ground"

Megan O'Leary Blog | Story Wall

The Coalition bridges the gap between academic discussions around collaboration and its real world application. Learn more from #HPCFellow, Megan O'Leary.

Leading Thoughts Interview - Laurie Adams, Local Trends Video (SW)

Laurie Adams, CEO; Women for Women International "Local Trends: Challenge or Opportunity?"


Our #HPCFellow, Harry Shepherd, is Fighting Torture with Data. Learn more.

Mexico Earthquake Laureate Response

#HPCDisasterResponse A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes central Mexico - 11 Laureates respond. Collaboration between the affected organizations is supported by the Coalition’s ClearinghouseLearn more. 

Stranded in Transit | Story Wall

BLOG: "The sense of crisis may be fading from world headlines, but with thousands of adults and children desperately yearning for safety and an end to their journey, the mantle of responsibility for their care will continue to fall on the shoulders of international NGOs."- Steve Connors


Marci Roth | Story Wall

Marcie Roth, CEO of PiDS, kicks off National Preparedness Month with a blog about Disability Inclusion in Climate-Related Disaster Preparation. #HPCStorytelling

Syrian Refugee Storytelling Project Blog | Story wall Post

Blog: What stories, organizations, and people will be featured in the Coalition's upcoming #HPCStorytelling project on the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

Danielle Harris' Blog

Danielle reflects on her experience working on Landesa’s business development team. #HPCFellow Read more

The Coalition Responds to Flooding in Nepal | Story Wall

The Coalition's Disaster Preparedness and Response Program was activated for #NepalFlood2017. Learn more here.

Spring 2017 Fellow: Sarah Baker's Blog Post

Blog: HPC Fellow Sarah reflects on her experience supporting media relations and communication initiatives with SOS Children's Villages - USA.

Peter Laughran, Pres & CEO, Hilton - Op Ed

Read an Op Ed by Peter Laugharn, President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, offers a perspective on the current migration crisis.

World Day Against Trafficking

In honor of #WorldDayAgainstTrafficking we would like to highlight the work of Hilton Prize Laureates ECPAT International (ECPAT) and SOS Children’s Villages (SOS).

A Letter from a Future Leader at Operation Smile

A Letter from a Future Leader: 2017 Fellow, Ana Rabogliatti, offers appreciation and a glimpse of the work she is supporting with member organization Operation Smile.

#HPCStorytelling “To go outside your basic program you need support to expand services” @LynnCroneberger @SOSChildrenUSA

Lessons from Haiti: Video

Lynn Croneberger, CEO;  SOS Children's Villages-USA “Lessons from Haiti”


Guest Blog 1: 4 tips from smart funders

GUEST BLOG: Regine A. Webster, VP at Center for Disaster Philanthropy, provides tips for smart funding in response to the #refugee crisis.

Blog: #HPCFellow Gio Delgado shares his unforgettable experience working with @CasaAlianzaNi in Nicaragua

HPC Fellow Gio Delgado shares his unforgettable experience working with Casa Alianza in Nicaragua

Chytanya's Experience with PATH

Read: #HPCFellows Chytanya reflects on her experience with PATH's Nutrition Innovation team 

World Refugee Day

#WorldRefugeeDay June 20th: Read highlights of #refugee work done by Coalition member organizations IRC &  Women for Women.

BLOG: #HPCStorytelling Director @Steve__Connors reflects on his time in #Lebanon working on latest project #refugees

BLOG: #HPCStorytelling Director Steve Connors reflects on his time in #Lebanon working on the latest collaborative #storytelling project:

Judith's Blog

BLOG: #HPCFellow Judith shares her experience working on @HelpAgeTanzania's Afya Kibaha 2025 project


Blog - The Value of Life for All

#PartnershipForRefugees: read more about the recent #AHATraining in Jordan through the HPC Collab. Models Program, feat. @OperationSmile and @HelpAge:

Year 2 Fellows

Meet some of the #HPCFellows in our Year 2 cohort - the next generation of #HumanitarianLeaders:

Leading Thoughts interview - Dr. Dave Ross

Dr. Dave Ross, President and CEO; The Task Force for Global Health "Gateways to Health"


Judith Bagachwa - HelpAge TZ

#HPCFellow Judith of @HelpAgeTanzania is working alongside elderly populations in Kibaha on intergenerational approaches for NCDs

Stefania Doebbel Blog: Story Wall

BLOG: #HPCFellow Stefania shares her experience @CovenantHouse, working to develop training curriculum for #LGBTI youth  

Pierre Ferrari - Prepared to Lead

Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO; Heifer International "Prepared to lead"


Lynn Croneberger - Collaboration through Storytelling

Lynn Croneberger, CEO; SOS Children's Villages-USA "Collaboration through Storytelling"


Jeff Meer - Collaboration and Crisis

Jeff Meer, Executive Director; Handicap International U.S. "Collaboration and Crisis"


Global Changemakers - 1

HPC #Fellow Stefania Doebbel shared her experience @CovenantHouse at the recent #GlobalChangemakers event, co-hosted with @AtlasCorps 

CHI Blog - Gaby Monroy

BLOG: Gabriela Monroy, youth psychologist @CovenantHouse in Guatemala, offers a glimpse into one of the HPC #CollaborativeModels Programs:

Now is the Time for Compassionate Leadership - @hiltonfound partners w/ @theIRC@save_children to continue efforts in #RefugeeCrisis

Meriam Blog - Story Wall

BLOG: Learning from Leaders through their Stories - HPC Fellow Meriam reflects on the impact of #LeadingThoughts    

Lynn Croneberger - Not Only Children

Lynn Croneberger, CEO; SOS Children's Villages USA. "Not Only Children"


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