Who We Are

Bridging gaps in information and infrastructure
to work for an education for all.

The Nobelity Project tells stories of hope and progress that support our action and education projects around the world. We partner with communities on innovative solutions to local challenges addressing critical education, conservation and health issues. By sharing their inspiring stories we show that “projects” are people, and together we can be a powerful force for change.

We are:

Building Classrooms (and more)
Partnering with communities to bring classrooms, clean water, health support, information centers, and student scholarships to those in need. Currently investing in student success in Kenya, Honduras, and the US.

Building Competence
Providing libraries, computers, arts and athletic support, study materials and books at our community partner schools.

Building Community
We connect people around the world through inspiring stories that inspire action. By collaborating with Nobel laureates and other inspiring leaders and community partners, we make enlightening and motivating films that present potential solutions.


Writer and filmmaker Turk Pipkin is the director of the Nobelity Project’s  documentaries about global problems and solutions. The latest film, Building Hope, tells the story of The Nobelity Project’s partnership with a rural Kenyan community to build the area’s first high school. His many film festival awards include Best Directing (My Hero Fest) and the White Lotus Humanitarian Award (Macao). The Nobelity Project is commited to Turk’s vision that documentary films are powerful tools for change: presenting critical issues, raising important questions, and illustrating potential solutions.
A popular Huffington Post blogger, Turk is also the author of ten works of fiction and nonfiction, including the NY Times bestseller, The Tao of Willie, co-authored with Willie Nelson.

As the Executive Director, Christy Ellinger Pipkin works to bring the non-profit’s initiatives to fruition— creating motivating documentaries and short films, helming educational outreach in the US and abroad, and maintaining oversight on development projects around the world.  She believes that by improving conditions in one community you improve the state of the global community, and by working together we tilt the world towards peace.  Christy received the 2013 International Women’s Day Humanitarian Award from Ten Thousand Villages, and in 2015 was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of America.

Watch Turk and Christy at TEDx Austin. Both are dynamic speakers and available for conferences, workshops, and screenings. Contact us here.

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