View the design solutions from tfa spark lab 2020!
College students from across the country came together on Friday, May 1st to engage in TFA's Spark Lab, a first-class social innovation training from Co-Founder of SEEDSPOT, Courtney Klein. Following the training, students had 48 hours to work on innovative solutions addressing disparities highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic impacting education and hindering marginalized communities and kids. Students have submitted their solutions, and are now eligible to to compete for prizes to further their impact.
We invited all Spark Lab participants, their family and friends, as well as Teach For America corps members, alumni, and staff to view the pitches below and vote! Voters determined the finalists and a committee of judges determined the first, second, and third place winning teams.
Voting is now closed.
Evan Davis (Cornell University)
Seyhandra Benjamin (SUNY Stony Brook)
Connection 4 All
Kedar Gupta (UCLA) & Ishira Parikh (University of Washington)
Bus to Table
Samantha Delman (UPenn) & Swathi Vudatala (The Ohio State University)
The Cafeteria Cab
Kennedy O’Kelley (Texas Christian University), Neva Taylor (UCONN), & Meghan Turner (Georgia Southern University)
Family Support: Academic Achievement
Sarah Freese (UCLA) & Kjerstin Roberts (Brigham Young University)
Mental Health Privacy App
Gamal Amin (Hunter College) & Helen Burns (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Anti-Anxiety: Engaging Youth to the Importance of Mental Health
Nia Anderson (Howard University) & Mikayla Miller (Towson University)
Emergency Based Mental Health Support
Molly Delaney (UCLA) & Siang Dim (Northeastern University)
Jacob Robinson (Arizona State University), Ashly Huerta (Lehman College), & Edie Abraham-Macht (Yale University)
William Edmonds (Johns Hopkins University), Stephanie Foo (UCLA), & John Sandberg (Cornell University)
Kimberly Molina-Veronico (Georgia Institute of Technology) , Mahdia Chowdhury (Cornell University), & Megha R. Kalyan (University of Virginia)
Village: The App
Anijah Willis (Hampton University),
Chayvion Moore (University of North Texas),
& Emma Otremba (University of Minnesota- Twin Cities)
Tech For Students: Reusable Tech for Change
Joshua Roizman (UCLA), Max Pushkin (Brown University),
Rebecca Lee (San Jose State University),
& Daniela Betancourt (Harvard University)
Elise Colin (Harvard), Erica Geml (Eastern Michigan University), Harley Lopez Miro (Princeton), Hunter Liu (UPenn), & Kendall Rooks (North Carolina A&T)
Pay the Parents!
Sarah Gur (Boston College)
Mental Health Curriculum
Louie Kahn (The George Washington University) and Jake Maguire (Dartmouth College)
Daushaun Hearn (Arizona State University), Dacey Jackson (UMass- Boston), & Christin Johnson (Florida A&M)