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Flying Solo Salon

Lang Qin (2018) In China, the term “leftover women” is a slur identifying women who have passed the usual age of marriage. Flying Solo Salon is an identity and community building program that helps women challenge the stigma. Process Paper: (PDF)

Yummy Secret

Jinwei Hu, Lirong Yang (2018) A program that creates closer relationships between local communities and seniors in nursing homes through recipe and memory sharing. Process Paper: (PDF)

The MakeGuffin Project

Nicholas Chan, Maria Alejandra Sandoval (2018) A relating-by-making environment for and by individuals on the Autism spectrum that enables individuals to bond and develop informal support systems as they share a common goal around a passion project. Process Paper: (PDF)

Hey Polly

Sandy Wijaya Guberti-Ng, Alejandro Cercas (2018) An open-source online platform which helps communities and cities with limited English proficient populations (LEP) create more equitable access to vital services. Process Paper: (PDF) www.pollyportal.com.

Trueque

Karla Despradel (2017)

“A program that leverages insights from behavioral science, education and design, to help youth in the Dominican Republic stay in school and out of trouble.”

Wealthier With Water

Pragya Mahendru (2017)

“A new subscription model that gives residents of Odisha, India increased access to clean water, building on the work of Spring Health, an existing water delivery service.”

The Community Grounds Project

Michael Raineri (2017)

“Creating a circular economy by transforming spent coffee grounds into a fertilizer product, the sale of which supports local community benefit organizations.”

Time In

Jade Broomfield (2017)

“A program to counteract colorism in elementary schools using mindfulness to break the pattern of discouragement, lack of confidence and stereotyping.”

Hataat (In My Hand)

Tanvi Kareer (2017)

“A system for $2 per day workers in Western India that introduces concepts to help them save money and manage for the future.”

Get to Know

Mohammed Al-Thani (2017)

“In a country reliant on a declining oil industry, a program to open young students’ minds to career opportunities in science and research and connect them to mentors and relevant education.”

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