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DSI Save The Date! Thesis 2021

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Thesis Show 2021!

The annual DSI Thesis Show presentations will be held on Tuesday May 6th, from 11:30am to 4:00 pm Live on Youtube. A special keynote will be delivered by George Aye of Greater Good Studio. This year our graduates have developed ground-breaking projects that challenge and address social and systemic problems out in the world. Please…

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Thesis Intensives: Facilitation 101

As an expert in community design and leadership, Thesis Advisor Sloan Leo added an invaluable workshop to our thesis intensive series: Facilitation 101. A core practice of social design, this session reframed common expectations of facilitation by highlighting practices to avoid and asking students to recenter the core values and purpose of facilitation in a…

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Semillas: Seeding Change

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

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

Known Danielle Skinn Opening conversation about healthy sexuality with LDS Single Adults.

Talking to the Blue

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

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

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

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

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.

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