#StandUnited

TPF is deeply saddened by the mass shooting on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12th. We stand in solidarity with Orlando in the wake of this tragedy. We believe hate-motivated violence is unacceptable and is an attack on our shared American values of inclusion, respect, diversity and choice. We extend our deepest condolences to all families who…

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Anatolian Artisans

Born and raised in the city of Urfa, in the Southeast of Turkey, Yasemin’s life took a u-turn when she crossed paths with Anatolian Artisans. She was one of the 20 young women selected to participate in Anatolian Artisans’ women empowerment program in her hometown. Before joining the program, Yasemin was facing financial troubles to…

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Turning Sparks into Flames

Raising awareness of violence against women by staged photos, translating thousands of national exam questions to Braille for visually impaired elementary school students, promoting visual arts by writing and staging plays for high school students… These are just a few of the projects initiated by ‘The Sparks.’ The Sparks are female college students from low-income…

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