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Revitalizing Community Connection

By Corey Binns

Reimagining the Civic Commons claims it has built the first comprehensive set of metrics that connect the impact of revitalization to things like trust between people, neighbors' perceptions of safety, and a community’s ability to draw together people of different incomes, races, and backgrounds.

Creating New Markets for Tribal Art

By Kristine Wong

By digitizing indigenous designs for commercial use, Roots Studio connects tribal artists and villages to the global economy, generating new sources of income while preserving cultural traditions.

Irrigation Innovation

By Noël Duan 1

aQysta’s Barsha pump aims to deliver water for agricultural irrigation without fuel, electricity, operating expenses, or greenhouse gas emissions.

Journalism’s Savior?

By Corey Binns

Civil, a journalism platform built on blockchain technology and funded by cryptocurrency, aims to protect reporters while restoring public trust in the fourth estate.

The Code for Success

By Festus Iyorah 1

Girls Coding, a free after-school and weekend program run by Pearls Africa Foundation, seeks to create a pathway out of poverty and bring its students into Nigeria’s male-dominated technology sector.