about the cause

Established in 1974 by a group of community volunteers, YES! provides support services and empowerment for at-risk and homeless youth in Omaha. Their street-based caregiving model finds youth in crisis, provides emergency shelter for up to three weeks and fosters long-term programs that lead young people towards self-sufficiency.

Project Wake Up Call puts a twist on the ordinary donations process.  If you donate $100 or more, you will receive an offer to stay at the Hotel RL location of your choice for one night (terms and conditions apply).
 

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about the Photographer

Ian Tong is a New York-based photographer originally from Hong Kong. With over 15 years in the industry, his experience encompasses a wide range of commissioned and personal photographic work. A series of personal projects currently keeps him busy, taking him to memorable locales such as Stockholm and Shanghai.

Tong’s personal work is concerned with environmental and societal issues that has been recognized regularly and featured in various competitions. His work has been selected for the prestigious American Photography annuals 27, 28 and 30. Also of particular note is his inclusion in the Aperture Foundation 2014 summer open exhibition.

Ian has a BA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and a MFA degree from Pratt Institute, New York, NY.