Recent News

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.

Coral Vita Featured by CNN

CNN featured Coral Vita's efforts to not only help restore coral reefs - but to make the coral itself more resilient to climate change by exposing coral fragments to higher temperatures in the world's first commercial land-based coral farm. Read the full article here.

Victoria Herrmann in Scientific American

Victoria Herrmann, 2017 Innovation Prize awardee and founder of Rising Tides, writes about how climate change poses a threat to cultural heritage in Scientific American.

David Muhammad Interviewed by Annie E Casey Foundation

David Muhammad, a 2017 Innovation Prize awardee and the Executive Director of the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, was interviewed by The Annie E Casey Foundation's Lisa Hamilton. He spoke with Hamilton about how probation works, the impact that our current juvenile justice system has on young people, and what a better system looks like. Listen to the interview on the Casey Foundation's website.