Awardees: Chika Okafor (GSAS) and Keturah Gadson (College)

Summary:  Students still do not see enough examples of young, college-educated, talented minorities.  This situation erodes students’ belief in the power of their own dreams, putting a ceiling on their potential. Phase one of TodayDream consists of a dynamic web portal to connect schools/orgs with nearby talented minorities, mobile app for participating speakers and other talented minorities to build community & foster alliances among themselves, and partnerships with corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies to provide speakers to join our community, as well as access a repository of minority talent to promote diversity in hiring.