Action Projects - USA
Our community takes action to defend democratic values around the world. Explore our Fellows' Action Projects here.
In the 11 months following the on-site Fellowship program, our Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The Humanity in Action community is a great resource for getting support—be it with contacts, experience or good advice. Click here for short films featuring a selection of our Senior Fellows' Action Projects.
Youth Voices Lead
As a Landecker Democracy Fellow, Marissa is developing Youth Voices Lead (YVL), a paid, digital community and training program for 12+ youth organizers to strengthen their artistic tools and human rights knowledge to advocate for racial justice change. For around 10 weeks, these young leaders (ages 14-18) from across New York City will learn about the important issues directly impacting their communities and use artivism to inform others.
Disconnected: Inequality and "E-Learning" in COVID-Era Kosovo
Senior Fellow Aaron Spitler's Action Project explores inequities in access to e-learning in Kosovo, as well as identifying solutions for reducing these disparities.
By the People
Lulu’s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project, By The People, is a dynamic learning collective of public sector and community leaders. By The People creates brave spaces for leaders, organizers, and advocates on the frontlines of local decision-making to grapple with how to tactically realize participatory local governance at scale.
Kazmyn Ramos is the Director of Services at Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. in Carmel, Indiana. She has identified the many barriers facing potential renters in search of affordable housing. Her Landecker Democracy Fellowship project, Seeking 1610, aims to improve access to affordable housing for low-income renters.
Landecker Democracy Fellow Shawn is developing and facilitating a digital and physical map creation project that enlists the knowledge and skills of queer youth and adults. With the help of LGBTQI serving organizations, they will support an intergenerational reworking of queer history in Tennessee.
Through the Landecker Democracy Fellowship, Deborah will pilot the first Block Steward Academy, which includes capacity building, community connection, and a catalog of tailored technology tools specific for Block Stewards.
Pop-up Social-Civic events
Landecker Democracy Fellow Manny's project will bring to life a series of pop-up events. The goal of the pop-up series is to showcase programming that is both fun to attend, informational, inspiring, and a first step into civic involvement.
Reframing Disability Allyship in High School
Senior Fellow Lauren Hull's Action Project entails the creation of collaborative art to see disability allyship as a partnership that centers the disabled experience.