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Co-worker.org Highlighted in Protocol

Coworker.org, a 2015 Innovation Prize awardee, was highlighted in Protocol for organizing tech laborers in their pursuit of better work environments.

Shifting Power Dynamics in Philanthropy: The Chronicle of Philanthropy Article by The J.M. Kaplan Fund

The Chronicle of Philanthropy published "Leaders in Nonprofit Innovation Show How Power Dynamics in Philanthropy Are Shifting," an article written by our Chairman Peter Davidson and Executive Director Amy Freitag. This article illustrates how the J.M.K. Innovation Prize introduced vital new ideas and provided us with a deeper understanding of current philanthropic trends.

Michelle Shively Featured in Grist

Grist featured the work of Michelle Shively at Rural Action, a member of the 2019 Innovation Prize awardee True Pigments, for turning the acidic run-off from Sunday Creek into iron oxide pigments.

Swapna Reddy Profiled in Forbes

Swapna Reddy of Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, a 2017 Innovation Prize awardee, was profiled by Forbes as part of her Ashoka Fellowship. Read more about her, and the incredible work of ASAP, here.

Rachel Johnson-Farias Quoted in the New York Times

Rachel Johnson-Farias of Esq. Apprentice was quoted in the New York Times article, "Apprenticeship a Growing Alternative to College (and Debt)."

ASAP Staff Visits the Border

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project sent their staff to the U.S.-Mexico border to learn about the most recent changes to immigration policy and see the impacts first-hand. Learn more about their experience by listening to this episode of Slate's Amicus podcast and read about lessons learned on their website.

TechCrunch Recognizes The J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize made it on to TechCrunch's list of organizations that support social impact startups.

South Dakota Voices for Peace Receives Recognition for 2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Taneeza Islam's South Dakota Voices for Peace, a 2019 Innovation Prize awardee, received recognition in Argus Leader and USA Today.

J.M.K. Innovation Prizes Go to 10 Transformative Early-Stage Initiatives

The J.M. Kaplan Fund reports on innovation trends from 1.300+ submitted ideas and opens funder access to trove of proposals. Read the full press release here.

ASAP’s First Client Featured in The New Yorker

The New Yorker featured the case of Suny Rodriguez, an asylum seeker from Honduras who, with the help of ASAP, successfully sued the government for the abuses faced by her and her son while being held in family detention. Read about Suny's harrowing story - and the start of Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project - here.