December 15, 2020

Green Hope Project receives grant to make the world a better place

Congratulations to Green Hope Project, a fund of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation for being selected as a recipient of the “Be More Fund” by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Candace Printz, an educator at El Dorado High School and president of Green Hope Project receive a $10,000 grant for their creative and viable plan to make the world a better with their project “Turning plastic waste into gold, fostering arts education along the way.”

"We at Green Hope Project are thrilled that NSHSS is doing events that promote world-betterment! This is the primary mission of our nonprofit and we believe that education, innovation, and action is what will move us forward in protecting the people, land, and animals of our planet. We are humbled to receive this grant and will use these funds to create machinery to repurpose plastic waste, hire educators to help create curriculum directed at environmentalism with art/project-based lessons, and bring in world-renowned artist, Bordalo II, to El Paso to create a giant trash mural, addressing how pollution is impacting animals."

The “Be More Fund” was created by the NSHSS to acknowledge the positive, future-focused work that students, young professionals, and educators are doing, particularly during this unpredictable and challenging time.

NSHSS is the premier international honors and scholarship program co-founded by Claes Nobel, the senior member of the Nobel Prize family, and James Lewis. NSHSS offers a lifetime of benefits, pairing the highest performing students worldwide with college scholarships, events, connections, internships, and career opportunities that begin in high school and carry on through college and careers.

Click here to view more about the grant to grow El Paso-area recycling nonprofit.

To learn more about the Green Hope Project or to donate, visit