Action Projects

Our community takes action to defend democratic values around the world. Explore our Fellows' Action Projects here.

In the 11 months following the on-site Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice.

Raising the Voices of Undocumented Youth

Milroy, PA | 2014

Carlos Gonzalez Sierra

Senior Fellow Carlos Gonzalez helped coordinate a conference that brought together undocumented youth in Pennsylvania for a weekend of leadership, organizing and community building.

Raising the Voices of Undocumented Youth
Human Library with Refugees and Immigrants

Warsaw | 2014

Katarzyna Klimowicz

A series of meetings reinforcing intercultural dialogue between local community, immigrants and refugees.

Human Library with Refugees and Immigrants
with WINGS and ROOTS

New York City, Berlin | 2013

Christina Antonakos-Wallace

Juxtaposing two cities emblematic of global migration to North America and Europe, with WINGS and ROOTS is a transmedia documentary, web and education project that reframes migration from being a national “problem,” to a global reality.

Toward Durable Solutions for the Internally Displaced in Bosnia & Herzegovina


Chad Doobay, Aida Salčić, Marija Herceg, Inga Kotlo, Elma Mahmutović, and others

To gain a more intimate understanding of life as an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) in Bosnia, Senior Fellows Chad and Aida gathered a diverse team to conduct a qualitative, substantive survey of the residents of Tasovčići Collective Center, a housing area for IDPs on the outskirts of Mostar.

A Piece of Mine

Kfar Hayarok | 2012

Tamar van Gelderen

Senior Fellow Tamar van Gelderen undertook a educational photography project exploring personal, social and national identities among the youth of a socially and culturally diverse Israel.

Crossborder Factory


Martine Alonso Marquis

Senior Fellow Martine Marquis founded Crossborder Factory as a social enterprise that aims to stimulate the debate on Europe by developing innovative forms of participation.

Crossborder Factory
Healthcare as a Right: Unheard Voices

Berlin, Germany and Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Aditya Mittal

Senior Fellow Aditya Mittal is committed to highlighting the often overlooked perspective of refugees’ and their experiences with healthcare in communities in Germany and Pennsylvania.

Healthcare as a Right: Unheard Voices

Featured Action Project

  • The NET Mentoring Group

    The NET Mentoring Group is a Boston-based organization founded by Senior Fellow Jamal Grant that aims to narrow the opportunity gaps in STEM education for young inner-city students. The project received a grant through one of our alumni grant competitions.

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Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.


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