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Piezas Faltantes (Missing Pieces)

by David Rojas

“Piezas Faltantes (Missing Pieces) is an intervention that brings to life the memory of people in Colombia who went missing due to the political armed conflict.”

You Are Here

by Manolo Ampudia and Emily Herrick

“A facilitation method that develops active citizens — giving young adults in NYC the skills to understand how local government affects the wellbeing of their neighborhoods.”

Ask Me About My Hijab

by Sultana Abbar and Barbara Fang

“Ask Me About My Hijab promotes communication between Muslim women wearing hijabs and non-Muslims, with the goal of increasing understanding and tolerance.”

siblingsfor.life

by Margarita Korol

“A platform helping bereaved siblings draw inspiration from each other to continue celebrating the lives of their brothers and sisters.”

Backyard Lots

by Kara Isabella

“Backyard Lots is a neighborhood revitalization program that transforms vacant lots into safe and local recreational outlets for the neighborhood of Slavic Village in Cleveland, Ohio.”

Cass

by Nazlı Cangönül

“Cass is a text-based communication outlet for women dealing with sexism at work in theır early careers. It activates a more constructive self- reflection process in response to sexist incidents.”

Alert-A-Ride

by Meghan Lazier

“I am helping disabled commuters regain independence and control of their day by creating a mobile app that gives riders access to real-time data and information about current and past rides on paratransit.”

Hummbowl

by Liora Yuklea

“I am creating storytelling tableware to humanize Israelis and Palestinians.”

Caravan

by Robin Newman

“Caravan is a website for homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16-24 to find, review and share information on shelters, anonymously.”

What’s Not To Love?

by Michelle Kwon

“What's Not To Love is an online platform in which young people visit and share their concerns about appearance, expose themselves to new and diverse perspectives of beauty, and connect with people from all around the world.”

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