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Schools are the epicenter of learning for communities around the world. From the actual infrastructure of schools - connectivity, power, and accessibility - to the provision of quality learning opportunities, tools, and teachers, Resolution Fellows are working to improve schools across the world.

Schools are the epicenter of learning for communities around the world. From the actual infrastructure of schools - connectivity, power, and accessibility - to the provision of quality learning opportunities, tools, and teachers, Resolution Fellows are working to improve schools across the world.

Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI)

Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI) is a student-run initiative that aims to build the capacity of youth and support primary school education in Yumbe District, Uganda. The project recruits and trains youth mentors to provide mentorship to primary school children and provides textbooks and lesson revision materials to upper primary classes.

Claudia Saavedra

Claudia and her family moved from Chile to the United States in hopes for a better life to achieve the American Dream. Her strong work ethic led her to graduate at the top of her high school class, which qualified her for the NJ Stars scholarship and provided her the opportunity to attend community college for free as a first-generation college student. She currently holds an Associates degree from County College of Morris in Public Administration with honors. At the age of 20, she was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees at County College of Morris as the Alumni Trustee.

FlairNow

Claudia Saavedra is launching Flair Now in Newark, NJ to make college access feasible and relatable through the use of a mobile and web app that provides personalized mentoring to increase college access one click at a time.

Heather Weller

Heather is a second-year at the University of Chicago majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Human Rights. Heather is the founder and COO of a nonprofit called “Thank a Veteran” that aims to thank our veterans, soldiers, and their families. In addition, she works in a diverse classroom in Chicago through the Neighborhood Schools Program.

Brittney Dorton

Brittney Dorton is currently a third-year college student at the University of Chicago where she studies Comparative Human Development and Human Rights. She is one of the co-founders of 4B: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges, where she serves as the Research and Advocacy Chair. Extremely passionate about human rights, Brittney has been active in disability rights advocacy for the last four years, and is currently the president of UChicago’s Organization of Students with Disabilities.

Kristen Busch

Kristen is a second year at the University of Chicago, majoring in Economics with a specialization in Data Science. She formed 4B with two other UChicago undergrads to empower students, families, and educators to navigate Chicago Public Schools special education programs. Kristen has been involved with disability rights and advocacy for nine years. She’s taught at a pre-school for children with disabilities, served on the Minnesota Special Olympics Student Board of Directors, and currently assists a UChicago professor with research on the deaf community in India.

Vongai Mlambo

Vongai is a Zimbabwean student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology on a Pre-Medical Track at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her love of life sciences and her extracurricular interests intersect around a common theme: education. She believes that education is an intersectional force that can empower and produce long-lasting change. She has worked in a broad range of settings that have affirmed this belief; from a volunteer pre-school teacher in the Philippines to a facilitator in a Leadership Development Series for young girls in Abu Dhabi.

College Admissions Mentors for Africa (CAMA)

CAMA is an online mentorship program that provides advice, curricular support, and encouragement to young Africans seeking admission into tertiary institutions. Using a detailed 15-session curriculum and holistic 5-month training program, CAMA prepares university volunteer mentors from diverse backgrounds to support African high school students applying to US colleges. To learn more, visit: http://www.camaafrica.org/

Applic-Aid

Applic-Aid is an online platform in Germany that will both provide mentorship and advice for students from low-income and refugee and migrant backgrounds to access and and win scholarships.

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