The Ocean Cleanup Project
One project Morris is interested in is The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, an issue that dominates headlines in today’s world. Morris’ first time raising money for The Ocean Cleanup was done for his birthday last year via the Morris Esformes Facebook page. However, while society continues to make advancements in eliminating plastic usage, we’re still contributing billions of discarded plastics a year that eventually make their way into the ocean, impacting both climate and oceanic life in the process.
Read further on the subject:
Morris Esformes Discusses The Ocean Cleanup and Effect on Climate Change
Morris Esformes Recommends Feeding America
In the 1960s, retired businessman John van Hengel established the United States’ first food bank, which collects discarded food items and saves them for those in need. Since the initial food bank opened in Phoenix, AZ, which distributed 275,000 pounds of food in its first year, food banks began opening in cities across the country. Now, Feeding America has a network of 200 food banks across the United States and continues to grow.
Green Mobility Network
The Green Mobility Network advocates for safer and greener places to bicycle, run or walk. The nonprofit is a network of bicycling and running groups that represent thousands of Miami residents and advocate to both local and county government members to achieve safe streets that serve the greater community. The Green Mobility Networks seeks a community that supports a full range of transportation, and works to teach cyclists, pedestrians and motorists of shared safety and mutual cooperation leading to an array of community benefits.
Teach for America
Teach for America (TFA) looks for promising leaders that are ready to take on educational inequality. TFA was founded on a belief that every child deserves an excellent education and it’s using young leaders to pave the way. Through a lengthy recruitment process, TFA selects diverse leaders that look to advance childhood classroom experiences. With a supported program, TFA has continued to grow since its inception in 1990.
City Year is an educational non-profit that works in underserved communities to help students and schools succeed. The non-profit is dedicated to addressing shared civic values through unified action and to bolster social justice for all, empathy, inclusivity, teamwork and excellence.
About Morris Esformes
After graduating from RASG Hebrew Academy in Miami, Morris Esformes moved to Philadelphia, to attend the Wharton School of Business to study finance and entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania. During his time at UPenn, he was able to experience a wide variety of career paths through various internship experiences. His first internship experience, which took place over the summer of 2017, was with Greystone Real Estate, while this past summer he was able to work with The Raine Group, a TMT merchant bank. Now, Morris Esformes has created a personal blog where he discusses a wide array of subjects. Esformes has since been published on Thrive Global and Medium, as well as WRCBtv.