“While we’re living through pandemics, living in historic times, what matters next is how we will intervene.”
Diana Aguilera, a graduate student studying Public Policy, is one of the two 2020 Knapp Fellow winners. In addition to being a Knapp Fellow, Diana is a recipient of the 2020 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI U) and an awardee of the Clinton Foundation’s COVID-19 Student Action Fund. By putting her Knapp Fellowship into a conversation with her other ongoing initiatives, Diana demonstrates her commitment to advance discussions that confront healthcare barriers before and during COVID-19. ...continue reading "Diana Aguilera, a 2020 Knapp Fellow Winner, discusses her project, Latino Immigrants and Telemedicine Approaches, and her ongoing civic engagement"
"After receiving more than 1,400 applications for the COVID-19 Student Action Fund, CGI U is pleased to announce the 38 recipients of this award, representing 12 countries and 29 institutions of higher learning." ...continue reading "Student recipients of the Clinton Foundation’s COVID-19 Student Action Fund"
The Nashman Prize for Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is awarded annually at the GW Research Showcase. CBPR is an approach to research that involves community organizations and/or residents in the research process, with the aim of making a positive, sustainable contribution to the community. We are happy to announce the winners for 2020.
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““The Climb Is Our Story” will provide college and career readiness skills to School Without Walls high school students who participate in the Multicultural Student Services Center student internship program. GW students will facilitate college and career readiness workshops with the assistance of the MSSC from September 2019 - May 2020.” For more information about The Climb is Our Story, please click here. ...continue reading "Gabi Bello Discusses “The Climb is Our Story,” Zaniya Lewis’ 2019-2020 Knapp Fellowship, and her Civic Engagement"
We are so proud of GW Alumni and Knapp Fellow Chloe King who has been named a 2020 Marshall Scholar, making her just the fourth GW alumni to receive the scholarship.
King, who is currently in Indonesia for a Fulbright scholarship research project, will be able to pursue two master’s degrees at two different universities in the United Kingdom over a two-year period at no cost. You can read more about her future plans here.
While at GW, King was a recipient of the Knapp Fellowship. Read more about Chloe's work as a Knapp Fellow here here. We hope you'll consider applying for a Knapp Fellowship as well.
This is a great opportunity for students and this year six GW students were selected to the program.
CGI U hosts an annual student meeting at different universities around the world to bring together students and national youth organizations to work together and find solutions to global issues.
Link here for a recent GW Today article, highlighting all six selected students.
Zaniya Lewis is the Founder/CEO and Executive Directior of #YesSheCanCampaign, as well as a writer, activist, speaker, designer, and entrepreneur. Zaniya is a senior at GWU majoring in Political Science and minoring in Human Services and Social Justice. Zaniya is also GWU's 2019-2020 Knapp Fellow.
The Climb Is Our Story is a "program implemented by YesSheCanCampaign and The Multicultural Student Services Center at GWU in partnership with School Without Walls."
- To learn more about the Zaniya's Knapp Fellowship, please click here to read her interview with Community-Engaged Scholar Emebte Atanaw.
- For more information about The Climb is Our Story, please click here to visit Zaniya's website or here for a description.
Recently, Zaniya published an article in seventeen magazine talking about what inspired her to found and grow YesSheCanCampaign. In 2016, when Zaniya was 18, she "founded a national 501(c)(3) youth-led organization called YesSheCanCampaign that empowers girls overcoming adversity while striving to complete their education."
In her article, Zaniya notes that YesSheCanCampaign began as an Instagram account. Within “4 months,” Zaniya “started to receive emails from people across the country asking about how to get involved with her mission.”
Since founding YesSheCanCampaign, members have “volunteered 10,000+ hours, reached 2,000+ students, won five national awards and one national award. In July 2019,” YesSheCanCampaign “became a Princess Diana Award 2019 Holder, which is the largest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts.”
Zaniya's article includes how YesSheCanCampaign impacts young women across the US as they overcome adversity and pursue education.
- To read Zaniya's full article in seventeen magazine, please click here.
- For more information about Zaniya, please click here to visit her website.
- To follow YesSheCanCampaign on twitter, please click here.
- To get involved with YesSheCanCampaign, please click here to learn about opportunities.
Knapp Fellow Yesenia Grajeda Yepez: Project Familia United Aims to Reunite Children at the Border with Families. Her advice to GW Students: “Follow and pursue nagging questions.”
Yesenia Grajeda Yepez is one of the Knapp Fellowship winners for the 2019-2020 school year. Community Engaged Scholar, Maureen Albero, sat down with Yesenia to discuss her project. Yesenia’s project focuses on developing and implementing an app, Familia United, which assists Central American immigrant families in Yuma County, Arizona with family tracing and reunification.
...continue reading "2019-2020 Knapp Fellow, Yesenia Grajeda Yepez Aims to Reunite Children at the Border with Families"