The SFU Student Social Innovation Fund, a collaboration between RADIUS and Embark, provides project funding of up to $1000. Applications are now closed but will open again for the 2016-2017 school year! Stay posted for our next fund availability announcement in the fall.
The Social Innovation Seed Fund Committee awarded funding to two exciting new student initiatives at the end of the 2015-2016 cycle, closing out our seed funding allocation for this school year on a high note. We are pleased to showcase these forthcoming projects – CityHive and Socks for Change!
The project teams write:
CityHive is an emerging youth-led, Vancouver-based organization empowering youth to influence, shape, and co-create their cities. Our three pillars are advocacy, education, and empowerment. We will advocate for the inclusion of youth in planning decisions in cities, organizations and institutions. We will educate and empower youth in getting involved in civic issues. We envision a Vancouver where youth are fully engaged in the planning, design and creation of their cities. CityHive will be the go-to-convener for youth on urban issues in the city.
Tesicca and Veronika are the dynamic duo behind CityHive. The two have been co-conspiring since 2010 since planning their first urban sustainability conference for youth called Plan-It Earth! Since then, they have collaborated on numerous projects and have been named on the Starfish Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalist under 25 Award. They are thrilled to be working on CityHive together!
Stayed tuned for our website launch in August! Interested in getting involved or finding out more? Email Tesicca Truong at tesicca.truong[at]gmail.com!
Socks for Change is a subscription service that delivers a unique pair of socks designed by local emerging artists each month. We work with local non-profits to develop a pattern that aligns with their values. The money we make from the socks goes to help these non-profits get a new initiative off the ground. Each month our subscribers support local artists and nonprofits while learning about the great work being done in the community and getting a beautiful pair of socks.Funding Announcement #2
Mack Stannard is the founder of Socks for Change. He is in his final year at SFU where he studies communication and business. His mission in life is to connect and inspire people through good story telling.