Aja Weston

2011

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Albert Morais

2011

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Alex Cantu

2011

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Alex McNeil

Education

2011

Combatting issues of inequality and inaccessibility in the realm of educational opportunities, Alex decided to channel his energy via his Blueprint into creating sustainable communities of critical, creative, and collaborative thinkers. Alex worked to empower youth in poverty-stricken neighborhoods to speak out for social justice and make positive changes in their communities. By investing in the education of students in these neighborhoods, Alex worked to fight the structural issues of racism, classism, and economic injustice that he felt existed within the educational system.

Alexis Gonzalez

2011

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Alisha Raccuia

2011

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Alli Linder

Civil Rights

2011

Street harassment can be a silent and often overlooked form of oppression, and it can lead to increased levels of fear, self-consciousness, low self-worth, alienation, shame, and ostracization. Alli Lindner’s dream is to help those affected by street harassment not only regain their power and voices but to also learn how to be effective bystanders and confident survivors of such harassment on the streets of New York City. Due to the fact that this issue is often overlooked by society, Alli hopes to not only bring light to the negative effects of street harassment but to also spark conversations about ways to combat these issues.

Amanda Matos

Civil Rights

2011

YP4 Fellow Amanda Matos envisions the Bronx as a community known for its empowered youth, who rightfully demand respect and acknowledgement of their dignity. Young Latina women will emerge as leaders of their community, poised for their future and ready to take on their roles as social and political activists and leaders. Young people in the Bronx are not given resources and opportunities to learn about theirs rights as citizens. People of color are marginalized and then internalize institutional racism and sexism. By creating the WomanHOOD Project to teach social and political activism to high school girls, she aspires for the community to achieve true representation not only in government, but also in education and the workforce.

Angelica Tillander

Education

2011

Angelica dedicates her mission to see every student in America regardless of economic background, race, etc. have access to an excellent and affordable college education. In order to achieve this, Angelica used her Blueprint to fight the lack of awareness surrounding the issue. Angelica wanted to address the lack of tools and information provided to local high school students during their college admissions process.

Anthony Small

2011

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