New Challenge: Supporting Social Impact Entrepreneurs

New Challenge is a response to a changing world. The future of work, enterprise, and careers is being transformed by technology, globalization, and other factors. Young people are increasingly seeking to build careers with purpose and to make a positive social impact through their work...

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Student Perspectives on New Challenge

To date, more than 800 students have applied to New Challenge and more than 70 students have received funding. Teams are tackling a range of issues, including transitional employment for the formerly incarcerated, sustainable transportation, housing justice, physical...

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Impact: New Challenge

A year-round learning experience open to both undergraduate and graduate students across the University, New Challenge has created a robust application process in which the entire New School community identifies teams with a high potential for significant social impact...

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New Challenge Winner: Steam Punks (2014)

STEAM Punks was created in response to the personal experience of Mehdi Salehi, a political refugee from Afghanistan, along with the realization that there is currently little opportunity for children in Afghanistan to receive an education beyond basic reading, writing, and...

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New Challenge Winner: Beyond ABC (2015)

BeyondABC is a mobile game that teaches at-risk youth in rural India safety lessons, so they know their rights and can protect themselves from exploitative situations, such as human trafficking. By focusing on prevention and education, this technology platform equips...

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New Challenge Winner: Project Fogg (2014)

Project Fogg is a post-disaster visualization and communication kit intended to help communities respond quickly and effectively in the hours immediately following a disaster by allowing those on the ground to capture and access real time footage. Comprised of a large tethered...

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