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Long Beach Post

30 Women to Watch

Our Chief Education Officer and founder Sundie Zin has won the prestigious 30 Women to Watch award- an honor given by the Long Beach Post, in association with Choura Events to outstanding women who have bettered the world, solidified the community, and helped the city progress into a better future.  Over 200 women were nominated and 30 were chosen at the Grand in Long Beach city.

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Everything Long Beach

‘Education Within Arms Reach’ Fundraiser to Showcase Artwork of Photographer Lisa Kristine

Internationally renowned for her evocative, stunning and colorfully saturated images of indigenous people around the world, photographer Lisa Kristine showed her support by donating “Laughing Beneath the Parasols,” Kristine’s fine art photograph to Within Arms Reach.

 

 

Los Angeles Sentinel

Pato Banton and ‘Within Arms Reach’ Come Together in Long Beach

With help from the rhythmic reggae pulse of legendary artist Pato Banton and the band Kua’ana, Within Arms Reach will host its first fundraiser July 18 at 8 p.m. on the rooftop of Smooth’s Sport Grille in Downtown Long Beach to build schools in cyclone-ravaged Burma (Myanmar).

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Gazettes.com

Foreign Countries To Be Given Help By Fundraiser

A fledgling nonprofit, Within Arms Reach, is hosting its first fundraiser this Sunday so its members can design and pay for the construction of schools and homes in impoverished areas typically “out of reach.”

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Everything Long Beach

Renowned Reggae Artists, Downtown Concert to Build Schools in Cyclone-Ravaged Burma

Continuing its collaboration with established organizations, such as Architecture for Humanity, Within Arms Reach’s will help build self-sustainable, low-cost housing/shelters, schools and products for the communities and people it helps.

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The Orange County Newspaper

Giving away homes

Sundie Zin, 25, of Buena Park, knew something had to be done when a cyclone devastated her native Burma. So the Cal State Long Beach design student raised money and bought six homes for people who had lost them to the storm.

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Signal Tribune

Sunny Sundie

A Cal State Long Beach Student Sundie Zin will be hosting a photo exhibition at CSULB’s Design Department Gallery.

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CSULB- The Beach Review

Student Helps Burma Typhoon Relief Efforts

Born and raised in Burma, Zin has been in the United State for 10 years. Her 12 days humanitarian trip was the first time back to the country.

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Audrey Magazine

Return to Burma

When a Southern California Student returned to Burma after Cyclone Nargis to buy homes and provide medicine for cyclone victims, it changed her life.

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Films

Date: April 2014
Location: Long Beach, California
Purpose: Within Arms Reach Design Charrette with Environ Architecture
Filmed & Edited: Chris Lee (Creative Film Editing)

Date: October 2013
Location: Long Beach, California
Purpose: Within Arms Reach Members Photo Shoot
Filmed & Edited: Chris Lee (Creative Film Editing)
Special Thanks: Soledad Studios

Date: October 2010
Location: Long Beach, California
Purpose: PSA video for Education Within Arms Reach’ Gala event to raise funds and awareness for Northern Rakhine School.
Spokesperson:
Sundie Zin (CEO of Within Arms Reach)
Special Thanks: George Swar Studio, Adrian Zaw (Burmese-American Actor)

Date: October 2010
Location: Long Beach, California
Purpose: PSA video for Education Within Arms Reach’ Gala event to raise funds and awareness for Northern Rakhine School.
Spokesperson:
Adrian Zaw (Burmese-American Actor)
Special Thanks: George Swar Studio, Adrian Zaw (Burmese-American Actor)

Date: June-July 2008
Location: Irrawaddy Township, Burma(Myanmar)
Purpose: Humanitarian relief efforts for Cyclone Nargis victims. To rebuild a school, a medical clinic, water wells, food, medicine and shelter.
Special Thanks: Tet Naing Oo, The Children of Irrawaddy Township, Town Mayor

Within Arms Reach is made up of enthusiastic individuals giving their time, energy, love, and life away to make a difference in the world.

We always operate on a firm budget, with very few staff and hundreds of resilient volunteers. Our primary budgets are simply designed to fund the projects.
       
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