• InCompass.ed

    InCompass.ed offers transformational leadership programs for young people to develop authentic purpose.
  • Hackademic

    Hackademic Awardees: Sajeev Popat (HKS) and Ian Davenport (GSAS) Summary: Hackademic is a software platform that helps PhD students in academia prepare for and start full-time data science careers in industry.  We’re developing a sell guided training platform that takes academics from research to industry without internships, bootcamps, or MOOCs.

  • Debate Spaces

    Debate Spaces Awardees: Matt Summers (HLS), Tessa Holtzman (External), Courtney Foster (External), and Maya Benzinger (External) Summary:Debate Spaces uses a unique, scalable, debate-centered curriculum to equip middle school students to be civically-engaged, active, and connected members of their local communities. We emphasize three critical components in our curriculum: quick critical thinking that relies on hard […]

  • Lowering the barriers to becoming a practitioner

    Lily Song, Lecturer and Research Associate, divides her course, Community Development: History, Theory, and Imaginative Practice, into three sections. In “Unraveling,” students read theoretical texts about community development and interrogate dominant approaches that uphold race, class, and gender-based supremacies. “Revisiting” immerses students in alternative histories of community development, drawing on various liberation struggles and movements. Finally, “praxis” brings community development practitioners to present and discuss their work. The course seeks to create a peer-learning community that pushes past remedial and reformist approaches to community development in order to intervene on prevailing economic, political, social, and spatial structures and processes that lock communities in denigrating and dehumanizing terms. By showcasing and interrogating work being done in the field, it breaks down students’ barriers to entry.
  • Establishing a rigorous and invigorating classroom

    Robert Reid-Pharr, Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and of African American Studies strives to create a “rigorous but not frightening” classroom experience for the course Gender, Sexuality, and the Archive, in which students take turns leading class discussion—presenting thoughts on, challenges to, and questions about course readings derived from essays they have written. With facilitation from Reid-Pharr, their peers then ask difficult questions of the discussion leader that begin to generate meaningful conversation.
  • Teach, embody, and model deep listening and reflection

    Cheryl Giles, Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Care and Counseling, shares her own experiences, missteps, and successes to demonstrate self-awareness for students in her course Counseling for Wellness and Resilience: Fostering Relational Wisdom. She encourages students to listen deeply to themselves and others without judgment by practicing mindfulness throughout the course.
  • Motivating students to transition from learning-for-testing to learning-for-learning

    In his Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics course (a core class for physics concentrators) Matthew Schwartz, Professor of Physics, tries to move his students away from a binge-learning exam-based model, common in science classes, to one of sustained learning throughout the semester. To do this, he persuades students to read the course materials before class through comprehensive pre-class quizzes, replaces the midterm with a non-collaborative problem set, and assigns a take-home final weighted the same as two problem sets.
  • Zhorai: A Conversational Agent and Curriculum for Teaching Machine Learning

    Our project aims to explore the potential of conversational agents as a tool for learning and engagement in K-12 AI education and programming.
  • The Infinity Project

    The Infinity Project Awardees: Natasha Japanwala (HGSE), Abdullah Ali Khan (HGSE), Zeerak Ahmed (External), and Natasha Sakraney (External) Summary: coming soon.

  • The Lab

    The Lab seeks to develop a six-week summer program that is designed to create access and address the significant challenges which exacerbate the education achievement and opportunity gaps between high income and low-income students.
  • StoryPlay

    StoryPlay is a fun storytelling game that promotes children’s oral development, creativity and imagination and makes oral development skills practice accessible to students both in formal pre-primary education and in informal settings.
  • Sikaun Learning Center (SLC)

    SLC is a community-based learning center in Nepal that provides opportunities to engage in learning outside of school by providing learning resources and project-based learning experiences.
  • SEEK

    SEEK works to improve access to learning and employment opportunities among adult refugees in Kenya, in collaboration with the refugee-led community-based organization (CBO), Samaritan Association.
  • Resilient

    Resilient is a project that will restore wellness, love and dignity to black boys and young men by creating an online, culturally affirming community of black males who share videos of life advice, stories and encouragement.
  • Living Labs

    Living Labs Awardees: Chloe Zelkha (HGSE), Viria Vichit-Vadakan (HBS), Michelle Foley (HGSE), and Aleiya Evison (GSD) Summary: coming soon.

  • IntraPaths

    IntraPaths Awardees: Serene Yu (HGSE), Liana Bishop (HGSE), and Felipe Estrada-Prada (HGSE) Summary: coming soon.

  • Humaine

    Humaine is an online conversational AI platform that provides virtual patients for the deliberate practice of medical students and trainees.
  • Food Futures

    Food Futures is a game-based food and sustainability curriculum for high school students.
  • Easy Shoulder

    This app enables users to understand how and why home-exercise is important to protect your joints and keep everyone continuing home-exercise with fascinating gaming features.
  • Dia Health

    Dia Health is building an automated newborn care coach that supports parents through the postpartum period with validated education and outreach for both the newborn and mother.