Imagination is a magical thing. And when people put imagination to work in service of others, that magic produces real results—and can change lives. A beautiful example of the power of imagination to make a difference in the real world comes to us from Gregory Kloehn of Oakland, California.
Our friends over at Thrillist have a knack for finding the best finds when it comes to social culture. They have all of the answers when it comes to food, drink, and other awesome things you can do locally. This time, they talk about the coolest places to see a movie, all over the world. And these theaters are pretty cool. Here are some of the theaters that they rank:
New People Cinema
San Francisco, California
The New Parkway Theater
Grauman’s Chinese Theater/ TCL Chinese Theatre
Los Angeles, California
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
The Alabama Theatre
To see the full list, click here.
We had the honor of meeting Cesar Cruz, the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership. In addition to being a teacher for 19 years, this husband, father, and activist co-founded Oakland, CA's Homies Empowerment Program to stop gang violence. Cesar's dream is to utilize his time at Harvard University to find funding and support to one day launch an after-school center for Oakland youth in areas of high gang violence.
One person's trash is another's "Home Sweet Home." Oakland artist Gregory Kloehn makes pint sized homes on wheels from discarded materials he finds on the street. Inspired by the small home environmental movement, Kloehn started making his homeless architecture of fully functioning houses out of shipping containers, dumpsters and discarded street trash. Greg gives his handmade homes away to the needy and thus far has built 10 unique living environments. They may be small, but they have a big impact on the lives of the people he helps. He's a one man affordable housing project.
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