Our idea is to compile portraits and short statements from Pittsburgh youth and with their input, create a digital slideshow that will be projected on public buildings throughout Allegheny county. The student statements will focus on young people's ability to think globally and analyze their place and identity within their society, their school, their neighborhood, their state, their country, as well as, within the world.
Best idea to spread imaginative creative constructive community developement around the world, not just in developing nations but at home where we have similar social issues and poverty.
Following November's murderous terrorist attack on the citizens of Mumbai -- India's largest city -- social entrepreneurs are applying creative solutions to help heal the trauma and channel reactions to the crisis into building a stronger society.
Upon arriving in Srinagar, Kashmir in 2007, J.D. Walsh was keenly aware of two things: how much he -- a tall white man -- stood out, and the tense geopolitical circumstances that necessitated heavy security measures. Kashmir has been wracked by hatred and mayhem for years, caught in a bloody dispute between India and Pakistan. Quite improbably, Walsh felt right at home and was immediately convinced of two things: that this "was a time for peace" and that it could be achieved through a game unknown to the Kashmiris: basketball.
Changemakers's "Entrepreneuring Peace" Collaborative Competition invites and showcases projects with innovative, high-impact strategies for anticipating and managing intense group conflict and violence that afflicts societies throughout the world. The "Entrepreneuring Peace" Collaborative Competition accepted entries online until January 10, 2007. All entries are transparently displayed on the site so that this online community can view them, post their comments and questions, and help spread their impact.
The Changemakers Innovation Award in Ethics is looking for innovative ideas from you for how adults and young people together can create a more ethical, morally courageous and empathetic society. Changemakers will give an award of $5,000 to the top three entries, as voted by the Changemakers community of readers. Additionally, there is a possibility that Changemakers will bring together the awardees with other innovators in the field for a meeting to discuss ideas and consider collaboration.