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Raheem J. Baraka grew up seeing health inequity all around him in Boston (19% Latino). He saw people in one low-income neighborhood suffer more disease, less access to health care, and live 33 years less than people in a wealthy area just 2.7 miles away. He saw doctors treating illnesses, not addressing prevention or social ...
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When David Miskie graduated from UC Berkeley, he wasn’t planning on starting a cereal company. He actually worked for a…Healthy Food
Isabella Jimenez is only 16 years old, but she’s already an entrepreneur and app creator. In fact, she got started when…Healthy Food
Kathryn Karam isn’t afraid to speak out against racism and discrimination. She thinks that everyone should address their…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Nancy Willard knows that the way educators are taught to handle bullying isn’t working, especially when it comes to cybe…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Kendra Gage starts off all her new classes addressing one obvious fact: she’s white. That’s because Gage is a professor…Overcoming Harmful Biases
Immigration is difficult and often traumatic. People who immigrate to the U.S. often face a dangerous journey only to be…Embracing Immigrants, Mental Health
Wendy Mateo-Pascual is passionate about helping Latino immigrants. She understands how difficult it is to move to a new…Increasing Civic Engagement
Since childhood, Christina Duarte has wanted to help people. Helping people is why she became chief of health education…Healthcare Access
Since James Rojas was child, he has been fascinated with urban spaces like streets, sidewalks, plazas, storefronts, yard…Green & Active Spaces, Transportation & Mobility