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 »
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
#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 »
I propose to improve college completion rates for first generation and under-represented minority students by supplementing MOOCs with Learning Hubs.
Build technology that allows the local government officials who run elections to easily send election alerts and notifications to voters via email and SMS. Voters can then receive all vital election information digitally, including their polling place and when to vote.
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.
WeWho is a peer-to-peer mobile video chat platform designed to foster productive and purposeful discourse on topics of mutual passion. By engaging real people face-to-face, WeWho quashes internet incivility in favor of meaningful dialogue, guiding users to greater awareness and promoting tolerance.
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.
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.
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 »
Supporting women founders through meaningful networking events designed to catalyze a female entrepreneurship community, and drive interaction with funders, press, and other essential partners.
In 2014, 450k people gathered for a climate march in NYC and then dispersed. The world was awed by its scale. We need a way to signal to friends and strangers that we want change, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week in order to create a tipping point of critical mass in which all follow.
If children from economically challenged communities do not graduate from high school, chances are, they will be condemned to a life of poverty. Connect-IN, helps disadvantaged youth connect a quality education to their future financial wellbeing.