AllStar Finalists 2017
Dan, Felecia, Jeremy, Kelsey and Trisha are using technology to solve some of America’s greatest challenges. Watch their stories below, and vote for your favorite!
These #TechImpactAllStars are competing for the chance to win $10,000 to further their important work. Vote once per day; polls close on Thu, 11/2 at 4:00pm ET.
Hopeworks N’ Camden
Dan is revitalizing his community through education, technology and entrepreneurship partnerships with adolescents as they identify and earn a sustainable future.
“Every opportunity, every chance they’ve had, gets snatched by violence, by circumstance.”
Technology for Good
Technology is at the forefront of solutions in almost every major sector: healthcare, food security, government, education, national service, environment and beyond. It is changing the way we approach and solve age-old issues.
Together with Comcast NBCUniversal, we are on a mission to find the innovators behind these solutions and help them move the needle forward.
NationSwell and Comcast NBCUniversal both believe that innovation is good for communities. Our partnership is supporting diverse startups, social entrepreneurs and nonprofits using the power of media and technology for good.
All 5 AllStar Finalists will receive
One 3- to 5-minute video about their incredible work, made by our expert story producers.
An all-expenses-paid trip to New York City in November, 2017.
One 700- to 900-word feature article to accompany the video spotlight on NationSwell.com.
A speaking slot at the NationSwell Summit on Solutions.
A chance to win the Tech Impact Award, a $10,000 grant to help further their important work.
Marketing reaching prominent media outlets, bloggers, influencers & more.
AllStars in the News
Raj Karmani, Zero Percent
Zero Percent turns to crowdfunding to prevent food waste
Billy Parish, Mosaic
The Fossil Fuel Resistance: Meet the New Green Heroes
Zakiya Harris, Hack the Hood
Hack the Hood: Preparing low-income youth for tech jobs
Karen Washington, Rise & Root
A Believer in Vacant Lots, Urban Farming’s Grande Dame: Karen Washington
Eli Williamson, Leave No Veteran Behind
These Veterans Help 8,000 Chicago Students Get To School Safely Each Day
DeVone Boggan, Advance Peace
The controversial method that helped turn one of America’s most murderous cities into one of its safest
Amy Kaherl, Detroit Soup
Can soup change the world?
Katie Stagliano, Katie’s Krops
Katie Stagliano Feeds the Hungry Through Her Gardening Nonprofit
Jim Withers, Street Medicine Institute
Meet the doctor who treats the homeless
Morgan Dixon, GirlTrek
GirlTrek is Transforming Lives of Black Women Through Walking