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The Pareto Principal and Social Burden

Many of us have heard of some form of the 80:20, or Pareto Principal. For example 80% of a country’s wealth lies in 20% of the population; or 80% of a business’ profits are generated by 20% of… Read More

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A Practice a Day Keeps the Trouble Away… Maybe?

Emily Kolodka Neuroscience Intern, The Avielle Foundation Biochemistry Junior, Middlebury College [email protected] Here at TAF, we’re committed to preventing violence and promoting brain health through research and community education. What goes into preventing violence, however, is more than… Read More

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Tucson Art Show and Fundraiser

Arizona Avielle Foundation supporters – If you have a young artist, an appreciation of art, or want to help us prevent violence, build compassion, engage and educate communities, please support our Firefly Celebration of Art at the Gregory… Read More

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Newtown Brain Health First Aid

Local TAF Friends, Here is another opportunity to attend a Youth Brain Health First Aid class, free of charge! These courses, provided in partnership between the Avielle Foundation and the Resiliency Center of Newtown, are intended to serve the… Read More

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Avielle Foundation Firefly Newsletter 2015

It’s here, it’s finally here!         Dear TAF Supporters, We are so proud of the great success the Avielle Foundation has had thus far, in our nearly 3-year existence. We don’t take for granted what… Read More

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

TAF supporters – please take a few minutes to help the Avielle Foundation today, Giving Tuesday. Here is how you can help: 1. DONATE! We are a grass-roots effort and the research we are funding, The Spark and Sodina… Read More

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Ben’s Bells Science of Kindness Conference

2015 Science of Kindness Conference Ben’s Bells Project, in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Frances McClelland Institute for Children & Youth, presents the 2015 Kindness Conference: Building the Science of Kindness Together. The Science of Kindness Conference… Read More

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Life is Good

Yesterday, the Avielle Foundation was lucky enough to meet with the Life is Good Playmakers. What a pleasure it is to meet with an organization whose sole purpose is spreading the power of optimism. Their vision is to create a world… Read More

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Spark After School Program

We are very excited to introduce a pilot after school program brought to us by Cody Foss in partnership with Ben’s Lighthouse, the NYA Sports and Fitness, and The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project.  Newtown Reed Intermediate School 5th and… Read More

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Newtown Brain Health First Aid Course

TAF Friends, Here is another opportunity to attend a Youth Brain Health First Aid class, free of charge! Here is the skinny: 1. The next course is Saturday, September 19th – To sign up, simply RSVP using the form found… Read More

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