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Projects

32 Flavors of Black Women

Jeralyn Powell (2018) Exploring how the intersectionality of being black and a woman affects self-discovery and perception of future selves, 32 Flavors creates a safe space to be accepted and validated while experiencing their multi-faceted identity. Process Paper: (PDF)

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Mayu Inoue (2018) A program that uses rich, indigenous stories to address the unintended chasm between African-born immigrant vendors and the communities in which they live. 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.

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.”

Chinatown Connects

Siqi Liang (2017)

“A community newspaper created by and for Chinese seniors to solve their issues of loneliness and isolation in the United States.”

From Experience, With Love

Genieve Ramrattan (2017)

“A service, in partnership with Meals-on-Wheels, that connects local youth with homebound seniors in East Harlem to increase their health and wellbeing.”

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.”

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