Action Projects - USA
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. Click here for short films featuring a selection of our Senior Fellows' Action Projects.
Wish for WASH: Bringing Innovation to Sanitation
Senior Fellow Jasmine Burton founded Wish for WASH and led a pioneering public health design intervention in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.
Senior Fellow Mia Ozegovic created aa tutoring and mentoring program that provides pathways to college for low-income students interested in pursuing higher learning.
Raising the Voices of Undocumented Youth
Senior Fellow Carlos Gonzalez helped coordinate a conference that brought together undocumented youth in Pennsylvania for a weekend of leadership, organizing and community building.
Refugee Youth Empowerment in Summer Camp Program
Refugee teenagers taught young refugee students and participated in workshops on systems of oppression and movements for social change.
with WINGS and ROOTS
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.
Tanforan: From Internment Center to Shopping Mall
Tanforan: From Internment Center to Shopping Mall is a documentary film about a shopping mall in California called Tanforan, which served as a temporary internment camp for Japanese-Americans from the Bay Area during their forced relocation in WWII.
Stop Following Me: Language, Public Space & Sexual Harassment
A guerrilla approach to fostering a public dialogue about the sexual harassment of women in public space, led by Senior Fellow Michelle Shofet.
A dialogue group bringing together young people with conservative and liberal political views for informal discussions in the local park.