#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 »
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
Alzheimer’s disease has a global cost of $226 billion but currently cannot be cured. The idea is to implement a paradigm-shifting approach that eventually will enable effective treatment with medication that prevents the appearance of symptoms thanks to an early stage, non-invasive diagnosis.
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.
Supporting women founders through meaningful networking events designed to catalyze a female entrepreneurship community, and drive interaction with funders, press, and other essential partners.
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.
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
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 »
I propose to improve college completion rates for first generation and under-represented minority students by supplementing MOOCs with Learning Hubs.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.