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Meet a Fellow: Katie Sgarro

Meet A Roddenberry Fellow Katie Sgarro May 21, 2019   Meet Katie, a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow Katie is the co-founder and president of AsylumConnect, a tech nonprofit providing the first ever digital platform for LGBTQ asylum.  Launched in 2016, AsylumConnect’s flagship product (the “AsylumConnect catalog”) is the first and only resource website and app designed…

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Fellowship Vlog: Jonathan Lykes

Jonathan Lykes is a Black queer artist, activist and senior policy analyst. He’s the co-founder of Keeping Ballroom Community Alive Network (KBCAN.org), founder and co-producer, The Black Joy Experience (@blackjoyexperience), a founding member of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), and a 2018 Roddenberry Fellow. For more about Jonathan and his work, check out his bio.…

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Thinking about applying for the Roddenberry Fellowship?

Roddenberry Fellowship 2020   Great! We’re thrilled you’re considering a Fellowship application because that probably means you’re doing badass work to make our country better. (If you’re not — this may not be the right program for you…)   2020 Fellowship Criteria Broadly speaking, the Fellowship is designed to support talented and passionate individuals who…

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Fellowship Vlog: Maddie Hayes

Maddie Hayes is is a North Carolina native and the Director of the Refugee Community Partnership (RCP), where she works with refugee leaders to develop community-driven models for refugee support work in NC. She was part of the inaugural Roddenberry Fellowship 2018 cohort. For more about Maddie and her work, check out her bio. Video…

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Catalyst: NextBillion

1 in 5 people in the world live with a disability. At over a billion people worldwide, they constitute the world’s largest minority. Those living with disabilities are twice as likely to be unemployed, and it is often difficult for them to find the right mentor who can help them move forward and reach their potential in a career.

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2018 Roddenberry Prize: About the Prize

2018 Roddenberry Prize About the Prize The Roddenberry Foundation | May 25, 2018   Last year, Project Drawdown, an international coalition of scientists, economists, and experts cataloged and ranked the most effective solutions to global warming. This has never been done before (shocking, right!) and the results are surprising. Some solutions are less effective than one…

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2018 Roddenberry Prize: Press Release

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 7, 2018 – The Roddenberry Foundation announces its $1M Prize for Climate Change.The 2018 Roddenberry Prize, officially launching May 7, seeks to recognize unexpected, overlooked, and unheralded solutions to climate change. The $1 million prize is focused on food waste, plant-rich diets, girls’ education, and women’s rights—all generally underfunded and often unrecognized for their impact on climate change. This year’s Roddenberry Prize is…

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#Charlottesville

Roddenberry Fellowship #Charlottesville Lior Ipp | August 2017   Watching the images of Neo-Nazis and white nationalists fill our news and social media feeds, is as frightening as it is disturbing. It’s easy to feel powerless – even hopeless – in the face of this past weekend’s events in #Charlottesville. When we conceived of the…

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2018 Fellowship: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, July 25, 2017 The Roddenberry Foundation Launches $1 Million Fellowship Fund for US-Based Activists Inaugural Fellowship Accepting Applications for Projects in Civil Rights, Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Immigration and Refugee Rights, and LGBTQIA and Women’s Rights The Roddenberry Foundation is pledging $1 million towards activism through its inaugural Roddenberry…