Names You Should Know: Finalists for the 2020 Camelback Fellowship
A NOTE FROM THE CAMELBACK TEAM:
A selection cycle is a rite of passage for any organization that hosts a program like ours, both for the applicants and the reviewers. Each year is an opportunity, a mutual reflection on what has changed, what has stayed the same, and how we navigate it. Some candidate names are familiar; some team members left and new ones have joined. Through it all, it is a process of information acceptance and review, with a splash of pensive values and energetic optimism. This year is one of great evolution for the Camelback team: we not only changed our technical system, but the content and structure of our application. We redefined the program itself, identifying three strategic sub-tracks and aligning our selection process accordingly. It’s part of what makes this list of social entrepreneurs so thrilling for us; the other is, of course, the work itself.
We are thrilled to introduce you to our 50 Finalists for the 2020 Camelback Fellowship. This is what we call our “would if we could” list; each leader and venture profiled here truly excites us. In particular, we want to highlight that, as we do each year, we saw repeat applicants who came back stronger and demonstrated their traction since last applying. This always inspires us, that not only did these leaders work hard to grow, but they took their time and trusted to share their work with us again. The next few weeks include final interviews and thorough due diligence review; we will select and announce our list of 20 - 25 Camelback Fellows in mid December. Congratulations to all Camelback Finalists, and thank you to all applicants to this year’s Fellowship. We hope you join us in celebrating these extraordinary leaders and their ambitious ventures.
Finalists are listed alphabetically by candidate’s first name, with organization details following as provided by the candidate. Education Finalists may be nonprofits, for-profits, hybrids, or schools. Schools are listed separately below.
Inspiring Minds NYC
Nonprofit - Brooklyn, NY
Inspiring Minds NYC is a culturally responsive community school model that builds a pipeline between the youth and their community through rites of passage programs, civic engagement, internships, college tours and youth conferences.
For profit - New York City, NY
Uvii is a mobile app and video plugin for LMS (Learning Management Systems) to post curriculum and respond with video comments from a smartphone amplifying student engagement and retention for faster more affordable learning outcomes, simply put Uvii is Snapchat meets Blackboard.
Black Women's Education League
Nonprofit - New York, NY
BWEL provides curated supports and services for black women educators in K-12 education focused on cultivating and retaining leaders.
www.bweleague.org (under construction)
Nonprofit - New Orleans, LA
ALAS creates educational access for immigrant and court involved high school youth by training educators to do two things: advocate for students by writing mitigation letters to criminal court judges, and connect undocumented students with pro-bono or low bono legal representation.
Nonprofit - Riverdale, MD
MindWorks Collaborative co-creates spaces for diverse special educators to accelerate their impact and support one another through professional learning networks, a virtual community portal, and other programming grounded in anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy and self-care.
Nonprofit - Trenton, NJ
HomeWorks Trenton is a 501(c)(3) community-based, after-school boarding program that provides academic and social-emotional enrichment activities, dorm living and nutritious meals to supplement public schools, empower women, and build community leaders.
For profit - New York City, NY
Personalized academic support via your mobile phone.
Nonprofit - Native California
Sacred Generations is an intergenerational movement of healing dedicated to restoring Native land and people by organizing system-impacted tribal communities to end educational inequity, mass incarceration and climate injustice.
For Oak Cliff
Nonprofit - Dallas, TX
For Oak Cliff overall goal is liberation for our community, by organizing the community and serving as a convener we're able to provide resources and connect neighbors to service providers and experiences that remove the barriers of systemic oppression.
Education - Schools
Finalists are listed alphabetically by candidate’s first name, with organization details following as provided by the candidate. Education Finalists may be nonprofits, for-profits, hybrids, or schools. Non-schools are listed above.
The Anchor School
Nonprofit, School - Houston, TX
The Anchor School, a predominantly African American middle school, grades 5-8, ages 10-14, in the low-income communities of Third Ward and Sunnyside Houston that provides teachers, administrators AND students PD during the school day on Restorative and Trauma-Informed Practices, Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness, Social Emotional Learning, Wellness, and Mental Health.
Capital Experience Lab
Nonprofit, School - Washington, D.C.
Capital Experience Lab is middle school to high school model, immersing students in Washington DC museum, research and cultural learning centers connected to a meaningful inquiry based projected
Unbound Stockton Community School
Nonprofit, School - Stockton, CA
Unbound Stockton Community School is an intentionally integrated 4th-8th grade school in Stockton, California that teaches students how to work across lines of difference in our 21st Century society.
Finalists are listed alphabetically by candidate’s first name, with organization details following as provided by the candidate. Conscious Tech Finalists may be may be nonprofits, for-profits, or hybrids.
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