Festival 2

Congratulations to our Festival 2 award winner and finalists!

Winner: Margaret Koli, Presenter, HNP: Transforming the World's Leaders Into Entrepreneurs

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Challenge: Festival 2

Democratizing California’s Health Data

There’s a new project brewing in California. And it’s working to make our communities healthier. There’s a vast amount of health data collected by the State of California and hosted on the Health and Human Service Agency (CHHS) Open Data Portal. However, there’s a need to democratize the data and get it to the people and organizations that can use apply it in new ways that drive positive impact in local communities. ...more »

Submitted by (@jeremy)

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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.

Submitted by (@daria.catalui)

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POLLitics: Connecting Individuals with Government

POLLitics is a polling application that reengages the public in American politics. Connecting users to representatives via polls and data figures, POLLitics gives voice to the public, and data to all. It is about furthering the democratic process locally and nationally, giving insight into public opinion and political action that ultimately help both parties make informed decisions.

Submitted by (@cmlangstaff)

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Groundbreaking business support for Central American social enterprises.

Our Cultivation Program provides inclusive, hands-on support to local social enterprises, enabling them to grow and achieve their potential. Our goal is to strengthen, innovate, and expand the reach of our service offerings to serve more entrepreneurs and enterprises in need of strategic support.

Submitted by (@tyler.hollenbach)

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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.

Submitted by (@gidi00)

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Saving the Planet - Together

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.

Submitted by (@mika.jarvinen)

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#LastGlimpse - celebrating what's worth protecting from the threat of climate change

#LastGlimpse is a global movement to raise awareness around climate change with celebration & hope instead of doom & gloom. We started by shooting a documentary-style travel show pilot in the The Maldives, capturing the culture and stories of its people against the backdrop of rising sea levels, and will soon build an online platform (what we need funding for!) where audiences can share stories of what *they* cherish ...more »

Submitted by (@sundeep)

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Peer to peer solar

According to NREL, only 22–28% of U.S. households could have solar on their own roof. What if the three-fourths of other Americans could get access to renewable power by buying it directly from other individuals? We are building an online platform to allow just that.

Submitted by (@titiaan.palazzi)

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CityPathways (cPaths): Helping Youth See Paths to Possible Futures

CityPathways (cPaths) coaches under-resourced youth to “see paths” toward possible futures, igniting learning beyond school. Immersive hands-on experiences in community organizations and cultural institutions synthesize their growing competencies, using micro-credentials to validate progress.

Submitted by (@sandabalabanda)

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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.

Submitted by (@williambrowder)

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@EverForwardClub -- Sending 100 Young Men of Color to College!

The Ever Forward Club is a mentor-led, youth development program for middle school and high school students. EFC aims to address the underlying causes of dropouts, the growing achievement gap of inner city youth and youth violence in a preventive manner by providing students with a safe place to share their feelings and build character.

Submitted by (@everforwardclub)

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The Better Decmocracy App

We should all be concerned about the growing incivility in public discourse, whether on news/talk shows or in town hall meetings. I propose to build at application that will analyze discourse at group meetings to detect "unhealthy" interactions and provide guidance for improved discourse.

Submitted by (@gblock)

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