Write, Illustrate, Create!

Write, Illustrate, Create! Ebony Donley + Sasha Beckette-Abdullah 2021 Presenter Education category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Write, Illustrate, Create! will help children in grades K-8 express themselves in writing. They will learn the steps of the writing process and write a book. They will have creative control of the type of book they…

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Read Like Me

Read Like Me Sara Kidner 2021 Winner Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Read Like Me is a literacy and role model initiative providing internships to young Black males to help address the reading achievement gap in Black male students in grades 3-5. Hired mentors will work with local elementary schools to…

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Resource Reborn

Resource Reborn Sanjanasri Vedavyas 2020 Finalist Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Resource Reborn, originally pitched as Connect4U, aspires to equalize opportunity by redirecting the excess of supplies from individuals, schools, and businesses to students and schools in need. Users can then search for the supplies and acquire them at a highly…

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Fresh Innovators on WKYC’s We The People

WKYC’s We The People show is hosting a series on the four Fresh Innovators that were honored at Spark 2019: Grit to Great on August 29, 2019. First up was Tom Gill, President of Urban Community School, who was honored for Urban’s innovative approach to providing wrap-around services for their students and families. The segment…

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Community Garden Initiative

Community Garden Initiative Sara Continenza & Elizabeth Benninger 2017 Presenters Quality of Life category Keep up to date with Food Strong on their website, by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. October 2019 The Community Garden Initiative grown into a fully formed nonprofit organization: Food Strong. Food Strong’s mission is to strengthen and empower…

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