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Meet the 2018 Adrian Cheng Fellows

Meet the 2018 Adrian Cheng Fellows

September 10, 2018

The Social Innovation and Change Initiative is pleased to announce the members of the 2018 Cheng Fellow cohort. The Cheng Fellowship is a rigorous program that selects and supports students who are actively advancing social innovation projects while in school. The co-curricular experience works to bridge research, theory, and social change frameworks with experiential insights … Read More

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Anika Manzoor: Making Activism Accessible in the United States

Anika Manzoor: Making Activism Accessible in the United States

September 4, 2018

Anika Manzoor (MPP ’18, Cheng Fellow) was 12 when she “accidentally” co-founded an advocacy campaign. It happened in a small cafe owned by her friend’s mother. She had been invited by this friend to learn about the inaccessibility of education for girls in developing countries, especially in Bangladesh — a country Manzoor’s family once called … Read More

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Micaela Connery: Building Inclusive Housing in the Bay Area

Micaela Connery: Building Inclusive Housing in the Bay Area

August 28, 2018

Housing crises in urban areas across the United States threaten to prevent many people from accessing shelter, community, and services. This trend is even worse for the millions of people with disabilities, in the US. Micaela Connery (MPP ’16, Cheng Fellow) is seeking to revolutionize affordable urban housing with The Kelsey, a replicable model for … Read More

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Meet the SICI Staff

Meet the SICI Staff

August 23, 2018

The Social Innovation and Change Initiative. Behind the name is a movement to advance the practice of innovation with a social intent within and beyond Harvard. We illuminate the different pathways and platforms that individuals can take to bring positive social change. For us, this means developing cutting-edge research through our faculty, connecting cross-sector communities, … Read More

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Ricky Sharma: Promoting Girls Health in India

Ricky Sharma: Promoting Girls Health in India

August 21, 2018

Ensuring a healthy transition from childhood to adulthood for the 120 million adolescent girls living in India today is a formidable challenge. Studies show that at least half of the girls in India are anemic, twice the rate of their male counterparts.

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Sibella Matthews: Ending Girls Incarceration in Australia

Sibella Matthews: Ending Girls Incarceration in Australia

August 15, 2018

Later this year, twenty-four individuals representing constituencies from across Australia will come together for the inaugural convention of the Girls Justice Reform Community. The coalition, a brainchild of Sibella Matthews (MPP ’18, Cheng Fellow), will meet quarterly with one objective: to end the incarceration of girls in Australia by 2025.

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Introducing the Fellow Spotlight Series

Introducing the Fellow Spotlight Series

August 13, 2018

A Juvenile Justice Center in Australia. A home in Uganda. A school in India. An inclusive housing community in the Bay Area. These are just a few of the diverse settings where our Adrian Cheng Fellows are seeding and leading initiatives for impact. The Cheng Fellowship, an integral part of our work at the Social … Read More

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