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iACT Featured in the LA Times



November 9, 2022

iACT Featured in the LA Times: “A year after the death of iACT founders, their legacy continues to grow”

LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 9, 2022 - iACT, an LA-based international action organization daring to imagine a more mindful humanitarian system, was featured in the LA Times to mark the anniversary of the passing of their Founder Gabriel Stauring and Executive Director Katie-Jay Scott. The LA Times’ Kevin Baxter detailed how the non-profit organization has not only stabilized, but begun to thrive in the year since.

“Stauring and Scott, married 11 years, had been working in refugee camps longer than that, bringing soccer — and hope — to more than 36,000 people in 20 countries. Sara-Christine Dallain, who had worked beside them much of that time, was determined not to let their lives’ work die.”

The article goes on to underscore that there’s just something different about this small little non-profit organization in the South Bay:

“So many people were touched by KTJ and Gabriel. So many people from all walks of life felt so connected to the mission. To know them was to feel kind of seen and heard and loved and included. We all have come together to ensure that it continues — not only to continue their legacy but truly to continue the important work that we also believe in.”

Find the article in the Sports section of the LA Times, “A year after the death of iACT founders, their legacy continues to grow”


Based in Los Angeles, iACT is an international action organization with a mission to inspire a more mindful humanitarian system. Our vision is a world where the dignity, humanity, and agency of conflict-affected people are recognized, affirmed, and supported. iACT facilitates refugee-led education, sports, and human rights programs in camps around the world. For more information visit:

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Corrie Hulse


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