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Projects

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.”

The Halal Girls

by Haya Shaath

“The Halal Girls is a support network to ease the transition for Saudi women returning home after studying abroad.”

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.”

Camina Conmigo (Walk With Me)

by Covadonga Abril

“Camina Conmigo (Walk With Me) is a project that connects seniors with younger people, asking them to spend a few hours in the daily life of the other person, in order to help solve a problem that society doesn't always perceive.”

Come Together Birmingham

by Rachel Dixon

“Come Together Birmingham is dedicated to improving race relations in Birmingham, Alabama, and it explores how healing and reconciliation from segregation and Jim Crow can be achieved through open dialogue and creativity.”

Wombologue

by Xintong Liu

“Wombologue is an online achievement platform using illustrations to document forced abortion stories in China.”

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136 W 21st St,
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(212) 592–2205

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