This semester, our Fast Track program has selected students working on impactful, timely projects across the globe. The selected students began developing these designs outside of DSI coursework, and have brought them into our space to be workshopped and developed at an accelerated rate. First year Kehan Zhang (‘22) is tackling the needs of the…
Semillas: Seeding Change Monica Tarriba A set of creative motivational tools for middle school students in rural communities in Mexico that will support, expose and activate students to create an empowered vision of their future self.
Break the Wall Kexin Lyu This project aims to build a more inclusive educational environment at SVA to help Chinese International Students with limited English proficiency overcome the language barrier and cultural differences so that they can easily communicate with local English speakers and engage in the host community.
Known Danielle Skinn Opening conversation about healthy sexuality with LDS Single Adults.
Talking to the Blue Baitian Yu Helping young artists in Northeast China get the information they need as artists in the world right now.
Sisters Can Alisha Mahen and Elana Wolpert Sisters Can is a co-created English curriculum that gives Yemeni immigrant students information on their career paths with the power of inspirational role-model storytelling.
It Is Your Turn Dorothy Dai An engagement board game combined with in-person feedback that motivates older Chinese immigrants to formulate, express and share their needs with experts in their local senior centers, and inspire the centers to improve their services.
Thrival Mode Dhara Shah Thrival Mode is about holding systems and institutions that affect decisions regarding neighborhood character accountable to the needs of immigrant neighborhoods to affect forces that cause displacement and erasure of culture.
Untangling Philanthropy Grace Kang and Grace Kwon Disrupting power dynamics in philanthropy by challenging funders to cultivate collaborative partnerships with their grantees and ground relationships in trust.
Workways: Building an Inclusive Creative Economy Andrea Miranda Salas Workways is a worker-centric data-gathering toolkit built to amplify equitable business models that provide direct pathways into the creative economy for immigrant women of color in NYC.