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Zongliang Shang, Phoenix Chen (2018) Helping reduce the half a billion pounds of fruit waste generated annually by restaurants in New York City by training young chefs to become zero-waste chefs who repurpose excess fruit into innovative dishes and beverages. Process Paper: (PDF)

VRbal

Yuka Fukuoka (2018) A step-by-step approach to building confidence and reducing anxiety in people who stutter, particularly in stressful situations, such as job interviews. Process Paper: (PDF)

Canversation

Chuyao Geng, Ishita Jain (2018) More than 7,000 “local recyclers” divert recyclables from the landfills, but their contribution is not known. Canversation provides an interactive stage and behind-the-scenes understanding that changes the way New Yorkers see their lives and contributions. Process Paper: (PDF)

Headway: A Survivors’ Guide To Survivorship

Stephen Morrison, Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala (2018) A real-time survivor’s guide to support for cancer survivors, Headway connects survivors to each other, and to caring experts who can give them what they need to thrive. Process Paper: (PDF)

Guardians of the Ocean Club

Parppim Pimmaratana (2018) An in-school program that inspires children to rescue beloved ocean species by reducing plastic trash, and through them, to influence adults to do the same. Process Paper: (PDF)

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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