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.
Chroma Mental Health Collective: Eliminating LGBTQ+ Mental Health Disparities
Landecker Fellow Michael's Action Project is building the foundational infrastructure for the Chroma Mental Health Collective with the mission to eradicate mental health disparities for the LGBTQ+ community in Tennessee by eliminating barriers and cultivating communities of care.
Mobilizing Chicago Public Schools Alumni
As his Action Project, Landecker Fellow Riley is designing a vehicle for alumni from Chicago-based school system to offer their perspective, and an accountability apparatus for the school system's governance.
AI and Democracy: exploring possibilities and preventing harm
Landecker Fellow Saijai's Action Project explores the collaboration model between tech companies, civil society, and vulnerable groups to prevent harm.
The Turtle Tank: Social Equity and Sustainability Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
As her Action Project, Landecker Fellow Chandra is building a community of entrepreneurs and impact makers with a mindset of social equity and sustainability and utilizing it for creating a beautiful and just planet.
As her Action Project, Landecker Democracy Fellow Melissa is developing Project Civis, a digital learning platform for those hoping to become U.S. citizens. Project Civis allows one to practice for the naturalization test through mock interviews to increase their confidence on interview day, and ultimately participate in the US democracy!
In-Between Worlds Digital Poetry Book
As his Action Project, Landecker Democracy Fellow Nikola is creating "In-Between Worlds," a project focusing on young first and second generation immigrants in the US and their cultural production in online spaces. Its main output is a digital audio-visual TikTok/Spotify Poetry Book.