Raheem AI democratizes community policing.The Obama Foundation and Google-backed company is building a national community reporting system in all 50 states by 2020 to increase police transparency, accountability, and build a world free of police violence. Raheem is a bot that supports you through rating and reporting your interactions with police — good and bad. Data is shared in real-time to an online public dashboard, creating a feedback loop and comprehensive data source to help cities identify where policing works well and where it can improve.
Remake Learning Bay Area (RLBA) - Nakeyshia Kendall
RLBA equips Title I school teams with capacity to implement models prioritizing higher order thinking, problem-solving skills, STEAM, project-based learning, and maker projects. We intentionally seek leaders of color to advance their growth as innovators and capacity to implement models prioritizing higher order thinking & problem-solving.
MyHealthEd is a tech nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen pregnancy rates among rural and low-income teens. Our mobile app, Real Talk, uses real stories written by real teens to help middle school aged teens learn about sexual health topics. Teens can easily access and engage with content that positively shapes their sexual health knowledge and behaviors and lets them know that they’re not alone.
We empower youth to be agents of change in their communities and the world through STEAM education and relevant experience in the innovation economy. We are a creative agency and innovation hub training youth through project-based design thinking around local challenges and client commissions. Youth develop marketable skills and build competitive portfolios and relevant experience around real design and tech projects including 3D and product design, fabrication, computer science, photo/video, fine art, fashion/printmaking, and graphic design.
ImmSchools - Vanessa Luna
San Antonio, TX
Our immigrant community must be at the forefront of change in achieving education equity for all students and families. Our vision is to lift the voices of immigrant students and families in order to transform our K-12 education system. Through policy action, professional development, and community efforts, we seek to create inclusive, safe and welcoming schools that allow immigrant students to reach their fullest potential. We will work to close the gap between immigration and education in order to build equitable systems for undocumented students and parents in our public schools.
Every day the foster care system operates in a way that is not developmentally appropriate for the primary customer - foster youth. By using a written framework without real data on its audience, the system is built to continue a cycle of making uninformed decisions. Think of Us is looking to disrupt the way foster care works by putting young people at the center of their own care.
Family Engagement Lab’s mission is to help schools ignite the potential of millions of families to support their child’s learning. Our technology-based solution, FASTalk (Families and Schools Talk), helps teachers engage families in learning. FASTalk is coordinated with the school’s academic calendar to deliver relevant content to families via SMS, and supports two-way messaging with language translation. Unlike other solutions, relevant content is pre-loaded, dramatically reducing demands on teacher time.
Eight Million Stories - Marvin Pierre
Houston, TX -
We believe young people belong in school, not in prison. Our mission is to transform the lives of disconnected youth (16-18 years of age) through education, skills training, employment, and relationships.We provide an opportunity for youth to complete their education by way of getting a GED and provides them with occupational skills training where they leave with certifications in food-handling, customer service and warehouse fork-lift operation. Lastly, youth gain access to services to address their emotional and behavioral health needs.
Representation requires revolution. We aim to triple managers of color across education so that every child sees mirrors in their leaders. By 2030, we’re growing 10,000 diverse leaders to fundamentally reimagine schools and education nonprofits. We support managers to build concrete skills, grow awareness around race, equity, and inclusiveness, and unleash leadership through design thinking. Our workshops, coaching, and fellowship promote inclusive management and accelerate a more diverse leadership pipeline across education ecosystems.
HBCUvc’s mission is to improve the racial diversity in venture capital. We train and prepare students attending black colleges and universities for a career in venture capital (VC). Students obtain VC experience through externships with partner VC firms. Our goal is to become a student-run venture firm where students develop expertise by investing in campus entrepreneurs.
Basta’s goal is to be the premier talent pipeline of first generation college students for top employers in every city we work. We do this by partnering with employers seeking to hire the workforce of the future and connecting them with an under tapped talent pipeline, first-generation college students of color. Our student program model makes the job search transparent, provides access to networks and equip students with tools to secure and thrive in first jobs. Basta’s vision is to change the face of work face leadership so that boardrooms represent the diverse makeup of the country.
Visions Performing Arts Company strives to preserve, maintain, and support the tradition of African and Latino American performing arts through education. Hosting performances, instruction, mentorships, education, and outreach, VPAC will use the stage to bridge gaps and show that there is no difference in the human experience.With a huge amount of support from the community for 13 years VPAC has been an after-school and elective performing arts program dedicated to preserving African and Latino American performing arts through education. Using the arts to empower identity in student performers and provide access to quality training and performances by instructors and mentors who look like them is our foundation.
BridgeYear reimagines career fairs by replacing brochures with Career Test Drives - 20 minute hands-on simulations that allow students to "try on" jobs. At each booth, students are placed in work-like settings and are challenged to perform daily job tasks. After the fair, BridgeYear supports students to enroll and succeed in earning the certification or degree needed to obtain those careers.
Wise Young Builders uses project-based learning to empower under-served youth to learn practical skills through hands on workshops and small group math-focused instruction out of school time. We help youth build take-home projects, meet real estate developers, visit construction sites, use tools and engage in activities to increase their interest in math. We increase their confidence and expose them to mentors to enhance their self-image. We serve as mentors for single-parent households.
Creative Reaction Lab is training Black and Latinx youth to design healthy and racially equitable communities. To create systems-wide change, we're taking two approaches: 1) pioneering an equity-centered form of creative problem solving, and 2) creating a collaborative youth-led, community-centered movement challenging racial inequities in the education, media, health, and government sectors.
Our mission is to empower individuals from underserved, urban communities by providing them with the tech education needed to compete and thrive in local and global ecosystems. Our vision is to build an authentically inclusive tech ecosystem in the city of Detroit, by tapping into the heart and spirit of its residents. To achieve this goal, we will provide educational access to immersive courses and youth-centered programming, beneficial employment opportunities, start-up education, and socioeconomic resources within marginalized communities.
Chicago United for Equity is a racial justice organization working to rebuild Chicago's government to be more just, ethical, and effective. CUE addresses structural inequities in three ways: first, we develop and share best practices for civic engagement and equitable public policy. Second, we build and support leadership development networks, for individuals and communities who are committed to racial justice. Third, we take on strategic policy engagements where our tools and leaders can enact a significant policy shift.
The Juror Project aims to change the makeup of juries to better represent the American population and the communities most commonly accused. We pursue this through community and public education about jury eligibility, the jury selection process, and the power jurors hold in America's high stakes criminal justice system. When we get more diversity in our juries we get more fairness in our criminal justice system and that’s what we all want. We’re taking a community-based approach to reform a government institution in a non-traditional way.
The Gray Matter Experience (TGME) is an entrepreneurial program for high-performing Black high school students with a mission to increase students' self-worth and strengthen their respective community ties. During the first phase of the program, students are taught business concepts from Black entrepreneurs and professionals and collaborate with other teens to build business plans solving community issues. During phase two, students who choose to launch their business are placed into an incubator program and given seed funding and mentorship to launch the businesses created in phase one.
At LitLab, we believe in the power of early learning, so we developed kidappolis, an app platform that enables caregivers to safely drive their child's learning on any mobile device. Kidappolis enables parents and educators to track a child's interaction with curated apps, and turns this information into actionable intel with personalized tips on how to extend learning beyond screen time.