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.

Heifer: Water. Clean Water

Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO; Heifer International "Water. Clean Water"


Fellowship Clip: Tsega Tseffera Pt. 2: Mentorship

Tsega Negussie Teffera, Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow, SOS Childrens Villages "From Studies to Practice: Mentorship"


Operation Smile RUTF Nutritional Intervention

Operation Smile in Madagascar launched a feeding program to help make sure that children with cleft are a healthy enough weight to undergo surgery. In addition providing nutritional counseling for the families of patients, the program offers a 6-week supply of MANA peanut paste — a nutritional supplement for underweight children.

Pierre Ferrari - Prepared to Lead

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


LT: Laurie Adams, WfWI,

Laurie Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Women for Women International "Expensive Expectations"


Story: Hrithik at BRAC in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow with BRAC USA Hrithik Bansal visits one of BRAC's programs with an eye towards developing a strategy to meet the changing aspirations of beneficiaries as their living standards improve.

LT Clip: Dr. Dave Ross, Task Force, Gateways to Health

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


Bill and Kathy Magee - Contact Sport

Kathy Magee, Co-Founder and President and Bill Magee, Co-Founder and CEO, Operation Smile "Contact Sport"


Fellowship Clip: Tsega Tseffera, SOS

Tsega Negussie Teffera, Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow, SOS Childrens Villages "From Studies to Practice: Immersion"


LT Clip: Jeff Meer, HI,

In this clip, "Changing with the Times," HI's Jeff Meer describes the process behind the organization's new name, Humanity & Inclusion.


WfWI Launch Campaign, Match Her Courage

Women for Women International's new campaign, "Match Her Courage," aims to ensure that the most marginalized and impoverished women on the planet have a chance at reaching their full potential.


LT Clip: Sharad Aggarwal, BRAC,

Sharad Aggarwal, BRAC "Mechanics of Collaboration"


By amplifying the voices and good work of Laureate organization in Nepal the roots of collaboration were planted. Read more about the creation of the Leading Thoughts Series.

Josh Tobing SOS

HPC Fellow Josh Tobing studied the worldwide effects of supporting children and communities at SOS Children's Villages. Read more in this blog post.

What's in a name

Land mines also factor into this "Leading Thoughts" clip of Jeff Meer, ED of Humanity & Inclusion (fka Handicap International). "What's in a Name?"

HI and Land Mines

Team members from Humanity & Inclusion (fka Handicap International) carefully deactivate an explosive in Colombia. The complexities of demining are the subject of this NPR podcast, which features HI. (Photo by Jules Tusseau/HI)

2017 Highlights

BLOG: In 2017, the Coalition's three signature programs created the opportunity for more collaboration and impact in the humanitarian space.

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Ana Rabogliatti Blog Reflection Story wall

Blog: Operation Smile HPC Fellow, Ana Rabogliattireflects on her time working on the International Student Leadership Conference, a Therapeutic Food Nutrition Program, and actually "doing" research!

Driving Innovation in Global Development - Katharine Kreis

The next generation of global leaders is critical to the success of sustainable development. Learn more from this guest blog by PATH's director of strategic initiatives, Katharine Kreis.

Dignifying Lives Story Wall

"To take communities to a living income is to engage them in the value chain--not just to be producers but also to be involved as aggregators..."  -  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.”  -Meredith 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 Laugharn, 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

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