Nonprofits & Foundations
Formerly the American Dietetic Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.
AFHK is the nation’s leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by working with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day, and be ready to learn.
Children at Risk seeks to improve the lives of children in the greater Houston, Texas, area and nationally through advocacy, policy analysis, and research. The organization publishes two journals — Journal of Family Strengths and Journal of Applied Research on Children.
Coho/US is building a better society, one neighborhood at a time. Cohousing communities are old-fashioned neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. They bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living. That means common facilities and good connections with neighbors. All in all, they stand as innovative answers to today’s environmental and social problems.
The largest health and wellness program in schools across the country, Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school.
GENYOUth Foundation is on a mission to inspire and educate youth to improve their nutrition and increase their physical activity — and GENYOUth believes that youth must lead the way. GENYOUth was founded through an unprecedented public-private partnership with the National Dairy Council and the NFL. GENYOUth is collaborating with students, schools, communities, business partners, and thought leaders to build a platform with the flexibility and energy to make a lasting difference in children’s lives. When students are given a voice, change can happen.
The National Dairy Council and DairyMAX, in full partnership with the Houston Independent School district and other public and private partners, brought a breakthrough approach to change already proven in the business world into the school environment.
MCI WorldCom Foundation was telecommunications giant’s corporate philanthropy division. It focused solely on developing and providing “MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom,” a free K-12 education initiative available in all 50 states.
NCTE is a professional association of educators in English studies, literacy, and language arts.
The National Dairy Council offers information for both professional and consumers on the benefits of various dairy products. A particular focus is K-12 student health and wellness.
Corporations & Publishers
BBA specialized in green, sustainable architecture. In 2014, BBA merged with c.architecture to form Caddis, PC.
C3 provides expertise in instructional design, content development, interactive programming, and project management.
MMS Education helps clients reach, influence, and inspire the education market.
The NFL has a keen interest in K-12 wellness and is a cosponsor of Fuel Up to Play 60, a leading youth wellness initiative.
Skinner House Books is a publishing imprint of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA).
TVTextbook was a digital education platform that delivered high-quality K-12 curriculum accessible to all students—with or without Internet access—from the most underprivileged to the most economically advantaged. TVTextbook leveraged basic television—a product found in virtually every U.S. household—to help school districts deliver a digital education to 100% of their students.
The University of Tennessee Press publishes academic books, especially in American studies, African American studies, religion, folklore, and books about Appalachia and the Southeast.
Wonderland Hill Development Company builds sustainable communities based on the cohousing concepts that combine personal values, community, organic design, and sustainable building practices and principles.
Government & Universities
Shepherd University is a liberal arts institution located one hour from Washington, D.C., in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Linda began as an Assistant Professor of English at Shepherd in 1991 and left in 2006 as a tenured Professor of English at Shepherd University. While at Shepherd, Linda was named the West Virginia Professor of the Year.
Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country’s premier private universities. Linda was on the faculty of the University Writing Program from 2006 to 2009.
The USDA is a key collaborator on Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school health and wellness program.
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serivce is to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.