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.

The White Rose Remembrance Project


Yasmin Hoffmann

Senior Fellow Yasmin Hoffmann created The White Rose Remembrance Project: "And yet their spirit lives on," determined to uphold the remembrance of the resistance group and remind society how important it is to defend democratic values.

The White Rose Remembrance Project
Domestic Violence is more than Just a Black Eye


Lejla Hodzic, Elma Čavčić

Domestic Violence is more than Just a Black Eye utilized art as a powerful tool to raise awareness about domestic violence and its consequences in society.

Campaign Against Stop and Frisk in France (Stop le Contrôle au Faciès)


Nabil Berbour, Karim Derrouiche, Tara Dickman, Madeleine Eboa Joss, Bocar Niane, and others

French Senior Fellows led a campaign to improve police accountability, oppose racial profiling and provide tools for legal recourse for victims of stop and frisk in France.

Campaign Against Stop and Frisk in France (Stop le Contrôle au Faciès)
DAWNS Digest: The Development and Aid Workers News Service

Mark Goldberg

The Development and Aid Workers News Service is a social enterprise that supports humanitarian journalism and storytelling through sales of a subscription-based news clipping email called DAWNS Digest.

The Sierra Leone Memory Project


Joseph Kaifala, Liat Krawczyk

The Sierra Leonean Memory Project is an oral-history project dedicated to recording testimonies from those who survived the civil war in Sierra Leone.

MOSTAR'S HURQALYA - The (Un)Forgotten City


Marko Barišić

Interactive examination and understanding of Mostar as a city and the monument through the perspective of multiple storytellers

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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