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past events

RÉunion Reunion: NYC

The JA Project community in New York bid bon voyage to Emma Jacobs at Réunion Surf Bar on December 4, 2014, just before she shipped off to report from the island of Réunion, just east of Madagascar.

Golden Mermaid: DC

Our friends at Komi and Little Serow threw a school night Thai-flavored seafood dinner party on July 23, 2014. We took over Komi for the occasion, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the foundation.

Palihouse: LA

On August 22, 2012, the John Alexander Project, Maureen Alexander and esteemed board member Jonathan King hosted an evening of cocktails and good company on the west coast at Palihouse.

PJ CLARKE'S: DC

On October 26, 2011, we gathered for cocktails and fun at P.J. Clarke's in Washington, DC.

Tranquil Space: DC

Our friends at Tranquil Space generously offered up a Memorial Day 2011 all-levels yoga class with all proceeds benefiting the Project.

Ace Bar: NYC

On Tuesday, April 25, 2011, we gathered the New York community for a low-key skeeball-themed launch of our second application cycle. Our 2010 fellow, Brian Reed, regaled us with stories from his time in Kiribati.

Farm Supper: DC

 

 

On Sunday afternoon, October 19, 2008, the john alexander project, Komi and Mountain View Farm hosted a farm supper to cultivate connections between John's friends and family; between farm and table.

We gathered around a long table in the fresh air, surrounded by friends with a shared purpose. We started with a cocktail and a quick tour of the farm, followed by a farm-to-table meal.

 
 

Launch Event

On Saturday, October 18, 2008, John’s family, friends, colleagues and admirers got together for a low-key affair at Solly's.

 
 
news
5/29/2017
Stephanie Joyce airs the first of two stories on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Listen here.

5/1/2017
The 2017 Above the Fray fellowship application is live! Apply here.

3/13/2017
Stephanie Joyce airs a piece on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Listen here.

10/6/2016
Stephanie Joyce is selected as our 2016 Above the Fray fellow. Read the release.

7/1/2016
Pencils down! The 2016 application cycle is now closed.

6/2/2016
NPR's "Embedded" podcast features our own Rebecca Hersher!
Listen here.

5/2/2016
The 2016 Above the Fray fellowship application is live! Apply here.

4/22/2016
Rebecca Hersher airs part two of her series on NPR's "All Things Considered."
Listen here.

4/21/2016
Rebecca Hersher airs part one of her two-part series on NPR's "All Things Considered."
Listen here.

4/21/2016
Rebecca Hersher's special report is live on the web!
Check it out.

3/12/2016
Rebecca Hersher airs a piece on NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday."
Listen here.

1/25/2016
Rebecca Hersher airs a snapshot from Greenland on NPR's "All Things Considered."
Listen here.

10/14/2015
Rebecca Hersher is selected as our 2015 Above the Fray fellow.
Read the release.

7/13/2015
Emma Jacob's second piece airs on NPR's "All Things Considered." Listen here.

5/25/2015
Emma Jacob's first piece airs on NPR's "Morning Edition." Listen here.

5/1/2015
The 2015 Above the Fray fellowship application is live! Apply here.

2/5/2015
Emma Jacobs airs a piece on NPR's "All Things Considered." Listen here.

10/14/2014
Emma Jacobs is selected as the 2014 Above the Fray fellow.
Read the release.

7/1/2014
Pencils down! 2014 application cycle is now closed.

5/1/2014
The 2014 Above the Fray fellowship application is live!

4/13/2014
Andrés Caballero's second piece airs on NPR's "Weekend Edition." Listen here.

4/12/2014
Andrés Caballero's first piece in a two-part series airs on NPR's "Weekend Edition." Listen here.

3/15/2014
Andrés Caballero is back from Cameroon and reported a piece for NPR's "Weekend Edition." Listen here.

2/19/2014
Andrés Caballero airs a piece on NPR's "Morning Edition." Listen here.

10/10/2013
Andrés Caballero is selected as the 2013 Above the Fray fellow. Read the release.

7/2/2013
Pencils down! 2013 application cycle is now closed.

6/2/2013
Matt Kielty's second piece airs on NPR's "Weekend Edition."
Listen here.

6/1/2013
Matt Kielty's first piece in a two-part series airs on NPR's "Weekend Edition."
Listen here.

5/1/2013
2013 Above the Fray fellowship application released.

3/27/2013
Brian Reed wins a Peabody!

9/19/2012
Matt Kielty is selected as the 2012 Above the Fray fellow.

7/1/2012
Pencils down! 2012 Above the Fray fellowship application closed.

5/1/2012
2012 Above the Fray fellowship application released.

4/27/2012
Nina Porzucki's second piece airs on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Listen here.

4/26/2012
Nina Porzucki's first piece in a two-part series airs on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Listen here.

9/23/2011
Nina Porzucki is selected as the 2011 Above the Fray fellow. Read the release.

7/1/2011
Pencils down! 2011 application cycle is now closed.

6/8/2011
We're on Twitter!
@JAPAboveTheFray

5/1/2011
2011 Above the Fray fellowship application released.

2/17/2011
Brian Reed's second piece airs on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Listen here.

2/16/2011
Brian Reed's first piece in a two-part series airs on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Listen here.

2/14/2011
The JA Project featured on TakePart.com.
Read the article.

11/1/2010
Brian Reed lands in Kiribati.
Follow his dispatches.

9/15/2010
Brian Reed is selected as first Above the Fray fellow.
Read the release.

7/1/2010
Pencils down! Cycle one applications due.

4/5/2010
Above the Fray
application released.

3/14/2010
NPR signs on as official media partner.
Read the release.

12/31/2009
$20,000 anonymous matching funds contribution.

3/15/2009
Recipient of Edward R. Murrow grant, courtesy of Ted Koppel.

 

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