Our Civic Innovation Fellows are ready to showcase their work to the public! These Fellows were selected in a competitive application process and represent the emerging talent and leadership in the city of Atlanta. Working on issues of social justice, urban development, and education, these individuals are leading organizations that are improving the lives of others every single day. Over the past six months, this group has grown in so many ways. Join us as we toast to their success and learn about ways that we can continue to support their growth in the coming future.
Date: March 16, 2017
Start Time: 4:00PM (networking); 4:30PM (program begins)
The evening will feature pitches from each of the organizations and then an opportunity to meet with them one-on-one at tables. Guests will have an opportunity to invest or donate to the organizations and the work they are doing.
Alexander Acosta, Soul Food Cypher: Soul Food Cypher utilizes the power of freestyle rap and lyricism to transform the lives of individuals and their communities. They are an organization that showcases the positive aspects of hip hop culture through our cypher events, membership program, and community outreach.
Monica Campana, Living Walls, The City Speaks: Living Walls seeks to promote, educate and change perspectives about our public space via street art. With their mission we aim to address blight, neglected public spaces, connection between people in their communities, and access to free thought-provoking art in the public space.
Rutu Chaudhari, The Dharma Project: The Dharma Project's mission is to educate, empower, and employ populations that face financial and/or social barriers to the transformative power of yoga. They introduce vulnerable populations to yoga and healthy lifestyle practices, and train individuals from those communities to teach yogic practices on their own, creating a cycle of wellness that continues to spread in underserved communities.
Marian Liou, We Love BuHi: We Love BuHi envisions a safe, attractive, fun, livable and inclusive Buford Highway corridor. The organization seeks to catalyze the area's revitalization through creative, collaborative placemaking showcasing the area's diversity.
Reginald Maisonneuve, eDea, LLC: eDea is dedicated to advancing the financial well-being of individuals and communities and giving institutions the means to better serve them. Through the innovative use of technology, we define, visualize and quantify financial health to help people understand, achieve and maintain financial well-being.
Jeffrey Martín, honorCode: honorCode's purpose is to empower schools to build the capacity for tomorrow's world. They provide curriculum and training to schools to bring more web development into the general K12 classroom.
Susanna Spiccia, re:imagine/ATL: re:imagine/ATL is a nonprofit organization that equips youth from all backgrounds to share their stories through multimedia production, activating youth through project-based learning to positively impact their community.
THANK YOU to our program sponsors: MailChimp, ChooseATL, and the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta