Founder

KEY LEADERSHIP

Amy Mintz

Amy Mintz is bringing her signature programs to the DMV area with the We Can Make a Difference (WCMAD) chapter.

Bio
Endorsements

  • Nonprofit Founder   
  • Blockchain Advisor   
  • Best-Selling Author
  • Executive Producer   
  • Awards Gala Chair                                
  • Educator

WCMAD Founder Amy Mintz is bringing her signature programs to the DMV area
with the We Can Make a Difference (WCMAD) chapter.

as seen on
Dr. Howard Gardner's Official Authoritative Site of Multiple Intelligences

Amy Mintz was recently featured as a Guest Writer by Dr. Howard Gardner on his Official Site of Multiple Intelligence. (Howard Gardner is the developmental psychologist and Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who developed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences). Her blog, Using Multiple Intelligences Theory to Understand Your "Superpowers" discusses MI9 Team superheroes and the effectiveness of the multiple intelligences to increase self-esteem in youth.

Mintz and her 501(c)3 nonprofit organization have also been featured in numerous other publications including the Philanthropy Journal and The Instute for Research on Unlimited Love.

Mintz discusses her 501(c)3 nonprofit programs for the youth:

 


Best-Selling Author

Mintz and her book were featured on Dr. Gardner's Official Harvard Site of Multiple Intelligences. Learn more about the Superhero 9 program and edutainment series to educate and entertain the youth with superheroes, multiple intelligences and more.


Executive Producer

View Mintz's Reel for videos with:
• 3D & animation;
• film trailers & teasers;
• on-site events;
• interviews with celebs, notables and more.


Gala Chair

Mintz co-chaired the PIFA Awards Gala, which was held in the Yale Club NYC Grand Ballroom and awarded several distinguished honorees. See photos and videos from the gala.

 

Blockchain Advisor

Blockchain Advisor


Blockchain Meets Education

Mintz is working as an Advisor with a global team to bring blockchain technology to education. Keep visiting for more about the DApp to be released shortly.


Events

See more events held and organized by Mintz and her team, including the Gala, Film Screenings, Community Events, Youth Summits & Educational Workshops, Scholarship Contests and more.


Nonprofit Founder

Mintz founded the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2011 to support the youth and education. Learn more about the Founder here.

About the Founder

Amy Mintz founded We Can Make a Difference (WCMAD), a IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. WCMAD is the latest chapter for the DMV area to continue and spread the mission of supporting education and empowering the youth through her signature programs. Mintz's 501(c)3 nonprofit programs have been operating for almost a decade from her organization's New York City chapter and SBAA headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mintz works to fulfill her 501(c)3 nonprofit organization's mission to educate and support the youth through several of her proven and signature programs, events and award-winning team.

The Girls' Leadership program has a mission to bring awareness to Gender Equality and support Girls' Education. These program goals are to empower young girls to improve their confidence, self-esteem, and achieve their full potential. Mintz supervises, directs and oversees all operations and affairs of the nonprofit organization and programs, including the annual Youth Leadership Summit, educational workshops, "Career Day" field trips, Junior Council, mentorship and more.

The Project Pay It Forward program inspires the youth to make a positive change by applying their special skills, unique talents and passions to make a difference in their community. This nationwide program reached youth in 40+ states throughout the country, and provided educational curriculum, resources and grant opportunities to support the youth. Mintz is excited to renew this revamped program as Pay It Forward 2.0 in the DMV area.

Mintz served as the Gala Chair of her organization's PIFA Awards Gala, held at The Yale Club NYC Grand Ballroom. The PIFA Awards Gala recognizes and honors outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to giving back, and celebrates paying it forward and inspires others to take action. This special event to raise awareness and support for eGirl Power, award several extraordinary honorees in 2016, including Loreen Arbus, Allan Luks, Dr. Stephen Post, and more, and featured Rita Cosby as the Emcee, Beyonce's protege Sophie Beem as one of the performers, with numerous celebrities and notables in attendance.

Her "Superhero 9" program, which combines Education and Entertainment into Edutainment, is a fun and engaging way for students to learn about the multiple intelligences, social causes, character traits, and career exploration. By learning about the MI9 Team superheroes and exploring the qualities that define each superhero, participants learn to embrace the super powers within themselves.

Amy Mintz is also the Author and Creator of the MI9 Team series, which she started working on in 2013, inspired by her experiences growing up overseas in different countries around the world. She has dedicated all proceeds from MI9 Team: Unity Among Differences to support the organization's mission.The MI9 Team is about superheroes who join forces for social change. Each member of the MI9 Team member represents one of the nine multiple intelligences: verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, musical-rhythmic, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic and existential.

Other past programs of her 501(c)3 nonprofit organization include Student Body TV, which educated the public on America’s challenges with college affordability and its impact on the youth. The Student Body TV program provided several opportunities and resources for individuals faced with the challenges of unaffordable higher education costs and student loan debt, including several scholarships offered by the nonprofit organization to support students in achieving a higher education. Another previous program, CrowdFundEDU, supported students, educators, schools and organizations to raise funds for educational purposes through a crowdfunding platform.

Endorsements

 

"Amy Mintz is a nonprofit founder and an educator who incorporates MI in her lessons as a means to improve students' self-esteem and performance.

She has also drawn upon MI to create a [program] about superheroes entitled MI9 Team."

—Dr. Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He presented the theory of multiple intelligences for the first time in 1983 in the book Frames of Mind. Since then, the theory has been used in a wide variety of contexts and most frequently in education with students of all levels.

"The challenge for youth is to feel as smart as their peers and that they have the chances to use this intelligence. This is especially true for youngsters who lack encouragement where and how they live. Discuss Amy Mintz's new book with youngsters and let them recognize the super hero in themselves."

— Allan Luks, Founding Director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University
Allan Luks is considered a top expert on volunteerism, and how helping others can benefit one's emotions and physical health. For decades he has directed well-known organizations dedicated to helping others. Luks has authored important books which are credited with having significant national impact, and has initiated and led the passage of laws that have had a significant impact on society.

 

"I strongly endorse Amy's work."

—Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a renowned public intellectual, speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author. He is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

"I am so impressed with the work of this [nonprofit]."

— Paul Hovitz, Community Board #1 Manhattan

 

 

 

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