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Laura Wilson Phelan

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2019

United States

By building authentic relationships among diverse groups of parents through structured dialogues about their backgrounds, race and equity, and goals for their children, Laura Wilson Phelan has developed a proven model that allows school communities to embrace the goal of “collective well-being,”...

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Steve Miller

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

United States

Rev. Steve Miller is linking historically black colleges and universities with the black church to collect and share stories of the everyday impacts of racism in the U.S., and then leveraging these alliances and stories as a way to engage religious leaders of all races in addressing racial trauma...

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Hugo Menino Aguiar

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2018

Portugal

With SPEAK, Hugo fosters the organic emergence of local communities where migrants, refugees and locals meet and develop meaningful relationships as equals in a safe sharing space that values diversity, fosters deep human bonds and ultimately creates powerful informal support networks to enable the...

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Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

Philippines

Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman is committed to making peacebuilding a priority in the formative years of children by creating a wide-scale interfaith, intercultural, and intergenerational movement. She is working towards a culture of peace by establishing a holistic community-led peace education program...

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Recognising that the women’s movement in Sri Lanka needs a new generation of leaders post its deadly civil war, Shreen is creating a new cadre of young women that is bringing new solutions to overcome the socio-cultural inequalities that have long prevented women from exercising their citizenship in...

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Dan Acher

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Switzerland

Dan Acher is using creative placemaking to combat the isolation and separation between urban residents and build a shared sense of belonging. In doing so, he encourages citizen ownership of public spaces and invites residents to take responsibility for their city, ultimately leading to a more active...

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Samuel Grzybowski

Ashoka Fellow since May 2016

France

Still healing from the 2015 terrorist attacks, France faces increasing tensions between people from all religions. Samuel is pioneering a new and in-between way to deal with faith diversity in our society while respecting the core founding principle of secularism in the French Republic. Shaping a...

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Inge Missmahl

Ashoka Fellow since Nov 2015

Germany

In a world where psychosocial stresses are a leading cause for disease globally, Inge Missmahl introduces a scalable system to sufficiently care for, empower and re-mobilize people who suffer. Through enabling new human resources, she facilitates greater individual well-being and accountability, as...

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Nathanaël Molle

Ashoka Fellow since May 2014

France

Nathanaël Molle is on leave from the Ashoka Fellowship. For more information on his status, please contact [email protected].

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Vincent Carelli

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2009

Brazil

Brazil's more than 200 indigenous peoples are largely voiceless and suffer from the country's worst living conditions. They are often perceived by mainstream society as unusual, primitive, or violent. Vincent Carelli battles such prejudice and discrimination with Video in the Villages, a program...

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