Festival 2

Congratulations to our Festival 2 award winner and finalists!

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

Finalists

(@todd.langstaff)

Festival 2

WeWho: Enabling awareness to build tolerance

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.

(@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.

(@ismafrednel)

Festival 2

Safety Net in Challenging Haiti: What about Jobs Creation?

1000 Jobs wants to create jobs for the underserved populations who would not have access the Haitian Social Safety net. We bring or join business ideas and help develop tailored basic business plans, integrate the entrepreneurs in a micro parc environmentto share resources and maximize their income.

(@nbogolasky)

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From hyperlocal media to global reporting on natural disasters

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 »

(@margaret.koli)

Festival 2

HNP: Transforming the World's Poorest Into Entrepreneurs

Provide basic services (clean water, sanitation & energy) and empowerment services (entrepreneurship training, microcredit, wifi, health kiosk, & a green marketplace) to slums around the world through the creation of replicable, self-sustaining Town Centers. The services are synergistic, create economic growth & provide sufficient income for maintain and manage themselves as a co-op structure

(@jeremy)

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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 »

(@trishaprabhu)

Festival 2

ReThink - An Effective Way to Stop Cyberbullying and Promote Tolerance in Adolescents

Cyberbullying is a silent and deadly pandemic affecting more than 50% of adolescents online today. Victims suffer from long term depression, life-time of anxiety, low self-esteem and 38% who have been repeated cyberbullied, exhibit suicidal tendencies. ReThink is an innovative and transformational technology solution that stops cyberbullying before bullying occurs. ReThink is also a movement to raise awareness about... more »

(@andeishafarid)

Festival 2

Girls Of Afghanistan Leadership: G.O.A.L.

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 »

(@dwetzel)

Festival 2

Oasis: Distributed Utilities for Rural Development

Oasis is a cheap, replicable way to provide foundational services (clean water, solar-powered electricity, and digital communication) to rural settlements in developing countries. By collocating these services, Oasis becomes a hub where traditional rural economies can continue to thrive, while slowly introducing them to broader, global markets.

(@farahpandith)

Festival 2

Youth Peace Action Lab

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.

(@coreyohara)

Festival 2

Safe Water for Rural Nepal

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 »

(@hasher.nisar)

Festival 2

Advancing Muslim American Leadership (AMAL)

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.

(@cmlangstaff)

Festival 2

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.