(@lisanew3)

Festival 2

Upon My Toes: Turnaround Arts for English Teachers

A collection of 15 minute educational videos, suitable for teachers and for classroom use in the United States and around the world, that will help classroom teachers to connect artistic practice to ELA instruction. Featured artists: Woetzel, Gehry, Woodard, Hancock,

(@marcphilpart)

Festival 1

Boosting Capacity of Civic and Community Leaders to Advance Racial Equity in Place

What would happen if 200 communities throughout the U.S. successfully improved outcomes for a population around 6 developmental milestones? That’s exactly what My Brother’s Keeper is attempting to do. However, advancing equity at this scale will require more than tackling these milestones; to be successful, we have to shift cultural perceptions.

(@kellitaylor)

Festival 1

On The Same Page UNITED: Poetry creates connection between inmates & community

The mass incarceration of 2.3 million Americans has created an underclass of people who feel alienated, isolated, and ill equipped to successfully reintegrate into society. On the Same Page UNITED implements nationally a successful Washington, DC program that uses poetry to forge understanding and connection across the bars.

(@joboaler)

Festival 1

Beautiful Mathematics for All Students: The Power of Opening Math

I have spent the last year showing teachers how to open math tasks, with amazing results. The ideas have gone to over 200,000 math teachers and the students report a huge impact. They say that they now feel "open" and "free" and that they believe in their potential. I would like to create a new website "openingmath.com". it would be simple and clean, teachers would enter their math topic they are teaching and receive... more »

(@nmc000)

Festival 1

Walker's Legacy: Equipping Diverse Women For Entrepreneurship and Beyond

Studies have shown that women of color represent the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the country and represent the largest share of the $2.5 billion dollar collective spend of African American and Hispanic communities. Despite these findings, women of color still earn less than all their non-minority female counterparts, $0.64 and $0.58, disproportionally suffer from fewer funding dollars and more difficulty... more »

(@daria.catalui)

Festival 2

youth regional Targ.Balci.Fest

This project is about a youth regional Targ.Balci.Fest that focuses on non-formal education and social entrepreneurship. During one full week every August we empower youth for being the next leaders on their societies through cultural-sport-seminars-contests- trainings- art activities.

(@matt.tilleard)

Festival 1

CrossBoundary Energy: unlocking Commercial & Industrial solar in Africa

Power in Africa is expensive and unreliable. Solar is a cheaper alternative, yet is inaccessible due to upfront cost and perceived risk. We remove both barriers by providing installers with financed Power Purchase Agreements to offer clients—unlocking clean energy-as-service for African enterprise.

(@rahiel)

Festival 1

For Such a Time as This: Millennial Leadership Summit and Black Activist Guidebook

This two-fold approach, "For Such a Time as This: Millennial Leadership Summit" and a Black activist guidebook, will seek to equip youth and young adults of color to better engage issues of racial justice by committing to activism and leadership as a way of life.

(@enn0002)

Spotlight Health

GREEN GOLD: Mined by women at the Kenyan Coast

“Imagine the Kenyan Coast being the next hub where agriculture, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation,smart marketing, and women driven small holder farming (mining green gold) intersect to produce an everlasting change. This is what the idea is all about.”

(@gidi00)

Festival 2

TOM Societal Innovation Platform

TOM seeks to drive a local and global movement of innovators in design and technology to create extremely affordable solution to acute and neglected societal problems faced primarily by struggling communities and households. 3 TOM gatherings happened last year. 14 locations expressed interest.

(@phyllis)

Festival 1

The 90%: A Scalable Pilot to Help First-Generation College Students Succeed in Math

About 90% of Chicago City Colleges students need remedial math. This contributes significantly to a graduation rate of 11%, and to many graduates opting for less rigorous majors. Personalized learning fueled by technology has the promise to provide accessible, affordable, shame-free, remediation.

(@tedlouislevinson)

Festival 1

No Lose Lottery for Solving the Last Mile Challenge of Solar Lamp Distribution

For over a decade “No Lose Lotteries” have encouraged poor Americans to adopt better saving habits. This same strategy can reduce the consumer cost and increase purchases of solar lamps in the developing world which will improve livelihoods and health while preserving the environment.

(@kennakay)

Festival 1

Orange Oasis in an Urban Food Desert

Almost 23.5 million Americans live in a food desert. Healthier foods in urban corner stores can alleviate food insecurity, but store owners can’t always stock fresh produce at low prices. BrightSide teams Minneapolis youth with university students to sell produce at a low cost to these stores.

(@hamed0)

Festival 1

Empowering Arab Youth: Financing Education for Employment

The idea tackles access to post-secondary education, with a focus on facilitating employment. A student lending facility executed in conjunction with a vocational and technical education provider would enhance marketable skills for Arab youth. Positive externalities extend well beyond economic gain and into the realm of social progress.

(@williambrowder)

Festival 2

Campaign for Magnitsky sanctions against human rights abusers worldwide

As the world becomes more global, human rights abusers have started to travel and keep their money abroad. As a result, there is now a tool to challenge the impunity of these criminals in the form of targeted visa sanctions and asset freezes, using a proposed law called the US Global Magnitsky Act.