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Mobility4All - Our Story and Goals

     

In January 2017, MOVE Guides launched Mobility4All committing 1% of revenue and resources to provide mobility to those in need.  Mobility4All began when MOVE Guides’ Founder Brynne Kennedy visited the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp in Calais, France with our partner Help Refugees.

Brynne was taken with the scale of the humanitarian crisis, and the hope and opportunity that mobility to a new location gave to these refugees.  Today, Mobility4All is run by a committee of 20 “Mobility Champions” at MOVE Guides, who have all experienced their own hope and opportunity through an open, mobile and equal world.  We work with our industry partners and advisory board to provide opportunities through mobility to those in need.   

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Our Goal: Our goal is to provide aid, support and resources to people fleeing conflict and poverty.  We are experiencing the greatest refugee crisis since World War Two with more than 65 million people displaced through conflict and poverty.  We provide contributions on the ground through our partner Help Refugees, raise awareness through education and events, and build products to aid resettlement.

Help on the Ground - Through a partnership with Help Refugees, Mobility4All will contribute direct funds to food, shelter and resettlement support to refugees in Greece. Greece is at the forefront of the refugee crisis. In 2016, more than 173,000 refugees entered Greece.

Build Products - Throughout 2017, the MOVE Guides team will contribute engineering resources and host hackathons to expand global mobility products for companies and organizations to support refugee resettlement.

Raise Awareness and Funds - We will host a series of educational and fundraising events in Silicon Valley and London to raise awareness and funds for projects on the ground with Help Refugees. Events will range from bake sales to galas to matching grants from partners. 

Mobility Champions: Mobility4All is made possible by the efforts of over 20 MOVE Guides staff volunteering their time, expertise and efforts spanning every functional area of the company. 

 

Name

Committee

Brynne Kennedy

Partnerships and Advisory

Sophia Fernyhough

Partnerships and Advisory

Steve Black

Products

David Matusiak

Education and Campaigns

Evelyn Dy

Industry and Suppliers

Max Nichols

Education and Campaigns

Chantel Rowe

Marketing and Events

Laura Marino

Products

Sean Pratt

Marketing and Events

Kate Merriman

Logistics

Lena Brun Baronnat

Products

Joe Everly

Education and Campaigns

Mari Juk

Industry and Suppliers

Andrea Gordon

Industry and Suppliers

Kristina Valkanoff

Logistics

Tim Berglund

Logistics

Amanda Mawn

Industry and Suppliers

Caitlin Pyett

Content

Claire Beckenstein

Marketing and Events

Meng Muk

Products

Sergey Kobzar

Products

Morgan Lockyer

Content

Dale Brown

Logistics

 

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