A considerable body of evidence has shown that investments focused on women benefit whole societies. Vital Voices identifies and supports high-potential leaders who demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities through tailored investments to enhance their capacity as leaders. Vital Voices will bring together women with bold visions for sustainable change in communities around the world to critically analyze ...more »
Congratulations to our Festival 2 award winner and finalists!
Winner: Margaret Koli, Presenter, HNP: Transforming the World's Leaders Into Entrepreneurs
- Sanda Balaban, Scholar, CityPathways (cPaths): Helping Youth See Paths to Possible Futures
- Ashanti Branch, Scholar, @EverForwardClub -- Sending 100 Young Men of Color to College!
- Andeisha Farid, Scholar, Girls Of Afghanistan Leadership: G.O.A.L.
- Gidi Grinstein, Presenter, TOM Societal Innovation Platform
The project aims for building sustainable citizen’s participation among marginalized sectors especially women in policy formulation and practices on environmental and disaster protection through raising public awareness and community mobilization in Typhoon Haiyan devastated communities.
Youth Leadership Academy is a bridge over which the young orphanage girls can leap into adulthood in Afghan society with skills and confidence necessary to encourage their involvement in positive social change for women in Afghanistan. This program will be comprised of a semester-long workshop that will be held at an orphanage in Kabul and would also include remote coaching where volunteers from other countries would ...more »
A media-rich, interactive, online curriculum focused on interfaith understanding, which will prepare people to participate in much-needed, courageous conversations about cultural and interfaith diversity by enabling them to learn about people from various worship communities around the world.
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.
How can participatory community reporting and technology be used to prepare residents, particularly those in low income and immigrant neighborhoods, when an earthquake, tsunami, volcano eruption or any other natural disaster strikes? This project will put together to work a team in Valparaiso, Chile with another in Northridge, California, two seismic hotbeds, to develop a widget/ app and a system to better report on natural ...more »
A “Growth Mindset,” or the viewpoint that hard work is the primary driver of intelligence, expands the realm of the possible in post-secondary education. This idea proposes to demonstrate how “Growth Mindset” can be taught and shared to benefit our communities.
AMAL seeks to help young Muslims become more involved in the political and civic processes of the United States by highlighting leadership examples in the community, raising awareness about resources, establishing a mentorship program, organizing a leadership conference, and establishing a mini-grant project fund for the implementation of civically and/or politically oriented projects.
What would your day look like if the closest place to fetch water was an hour's walk away? Around the world, lack of water access is one of the key markers of poverty, and in rural villages around the world, women and children regularly travel for this long or more each way, every day, to fetch water for the home. Piped water systems that bring the water directly into a community are known to be a revolutionary innovation ...more »
Supporting women founders through meaningful networking events designed to catalyze a female entrepreneurship community, and drive interaction with funders, press, and other essential partners.
Online bullying, gang and terrorist recruitment are at all time highs. The Youth Peace Action Lab empowers 15-26 year olds to implement their own solutions to oppose this intolerance. In partnership with leading Boston-based universities, we will prove youth-launched projects can change the way the world counters online extremism.
My idea is to create an easily accessible web-site that would be a place of contact for environmental project suggestions that arise all over the world. With the easily accessible web-site we would make the problems meet the global brain power resources. The web-page would also act as runway for talented students everywhere that do not necessarily have the required resources or contacts.