The Yale Justice Collaboratory is making our criminal justice dialogues across the U.S. and Mexico possible.
The Justice Collaboratory brings together scholars and researchers of diverse theoretical and methodological orientations at Yale University and elsewhere to work on issues related to institutional reform and policy innovation and advancement. It infuses theory, empirical research, and targeted clinical trials in order to achieve its goal of making the components of criminal justice operation simultaneously more effective, just, and democratic.
Collaboratory scholars seek to develop theory and empirical research relevant to procedural justice, police legitimacy, social network analysis, restorative justice, democratic participation, and the philosophical determinants of punishment. We work to expand the science underlying these strategies so that new and more effective approaches might be developed. Collaboratory members will also field test strategies and approaches relevant to the theoretical innovations that it develops.
Three members of the Collaboratory, Tracey Meares, Tom Tyler, and Megan Quattlebaum, are involved in a related venture, the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. The National Initiative is designed to implement and test certain strategies to promote trust and confidence in the criminal justice system, focusing on procedural justice, implicit bias, and reconciliation. This team includes experts from John Jay College, the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA, and the Urban Institute.
For more information about the Justice Collaboratory, please email Megan Quattlebaum.
Shared_Studios is proud to work with Zoom – a market leader and trailblazer in the video communications space – to ensure all Portal conversations, interactions, and performances are seamless, from major cosmopolitan cities to rural areas with limited bandwidth. Reliable connections from Erbil to Yangon are not that easy to come by, but with Zoom, we can be confident calls don't drop, and great added features, which keep coming, make Zoom an invaluable partner for us.
Shared_Studios chose Zoom’s video and web conferencing platform for this important task due to the company’s industry-leading quality, feature set and ease of use. “We tried just about every video conferencing system and found Zoom to have the highest quality and greatest reliability all across our network, in rural and urban locations, across all continents,” said Kathryn Mammel, Partnerships Director for Shared_Studios.
As part of the partnership, Shared_Studios will live stream select Portals events – from rap cyphers to dance collaborations and policy discussions – to Facebook and YouTube, using Zoom’s webinar feature. In addition, using Zoom’s chat features, up to 200 participants will be able to pose questions to Portal curators at diverse sites from Gaza City to Yangon. “This partnership is an opportunity for us at Zoom to work with other technology innovators to create unique and eye-opening experiences for people around the world,” said Janine Pelosi, Head of Marketing for Zoom.
For 40 years, Biamp has been making the best audio hardware and software for the professional AV market. If you're waiting for a flight in Hyderabad, attending a convention in New York, or shopping in a mall in Beijing, Biamp technology is there. In spaces large and small, from everyday conference rooms to complex enterprise applications for universities and beyond, we manufacture products designed to optimize the audio landscape.
Shared_Studios is thrilled to partner with biamp to place their units across our Portals network, particularly in refugee & IDP camps, to enable clear, powerful Portals connections. Biamp makes some incredible audio products. After testing countless mic sets, we chose their Devio units. Come visit a Portal and see why!
In the U.S., prisoner re-entry is hard, and Family ReEntry is working to make it easier. We're working with Family ReEntry and the warden of the Connecticut prison system to set up a Portal in a prison in 2018 to help aid this process.
Family ReEntry’s (FRE) mission is to develop, implement, and share sustainable, cost-effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people involved in the criminal justice system, which empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. Family ReEntry began in 1984, as a reentry support group for men at the Isaiah House in Bridgeport and has since grown to include intervention, reentry, and family and children programs.
Over the past thirty-two years, effective community-based programs developed by Family ReEntry, have significantly reduced the likelihood that clients will re-offend, be re-arrested, or be re-incarcerated. Our programs comprise three integrated sectors: Prevention, Intervention, and Reentry, providing a spectrum of services designed to help break the cycle of incarceration. FRE addresses the specific needs of each client and their families through individualized case management and support services. It works to create a positive social network for each client, towards helping to make their transition from prison back into the community a successful one and helping them towards a road of self-sufficiency, while strengthening their families and the community. FRE’s programs include: Domestic Violence Treatment and Education, Community Reentry, Mentoring Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
Family ReEntry was incorporated in 1984 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in the State of Connecticut. It has an active and engaged Board of committed trustees with diverse backgrounds and relevant expertise.
Family ReEntry’s programs operate in strategic locations that encompass eight municipal regions and judicial geographic areas, two parole districts and five prisons. Approximately, sixty-percent of those we serve are from greater Bridgeport – Connecticut’s largest city. Offices are located in Bridgeport, Norwalk and New Haven. Programs are also located in Waterbury, and Norwich.
Shared_Studios has partnered with Youcanbook.me to enable easily Portal scheduling across our network. Youcanbook.me is enabling Portalers around the world to book their sessions easily across time zones, no small feat!
Youcanbook.me has been scheduling time online ever since 2008. Since then they've grown from a tiny tool with a handful of users to a service that tens of thousands of people trust to handle over 750,000 bookings a month.
Even though the product has grown over the years, they're still a small and dedicated team who love solving scheduling problems all over the world. Find out more about them at youcanbook.me.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The mission of the Parks Conservancy is to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the park visitor experience, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.
They are a community-supported nonprofit organization transforming places—and people—through conservation and improvement of these remarkable national parks. Learn more at their website.
Time Out Mexico
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 107 cities, across 39 countries, it has a monthly global audience reach of over 100 million across all platforms.
TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Locally owned and located in San Francisco, Luminalt designs and installs Bay Area Solar electric and Solar Marin hot water systems in the Solar PV San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2004, Luminalt’s focused and sustained commitment to the highest standard of quality and customer-satisfaction have made us the leading Bay Area Solar Installer, installing more solar in San Francisco than any other Bay Area Solar Company. Thanks to Luminalt, our San_Francisco Portal has gone solar! Luminalt has provided the Portal with its solar technology so that the Portal can be echo-friendly and off the grid.
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.
Centro De Cultura Digital
El Centro de Cultura Digital is a multifunctional cultural complex in Mexico City focused on promoting digital arts. It was inaugurated in 2012. Learn more at their website.
SDG Action Campaign
Shared_Studios works with the SDG Action Campaign in our work with refugees and internally displaced persons around the globe. The UN SDG Action Campaign is a global interagency initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, with the mission of ensuring that everyone has the support, encouragement and capability to advocate and act to ensure the SDG agenda is brought to life. It recognizes and celebrates the innovators, conveners and break-through actors who are transforming lives, tackling trade-offs and generating practical solutions to some of the world’s most intractable development problems. The Campaign is supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the German Federal Government. @SDGAction
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Skoll World Forum
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.
Founded in 1981, the Museo Tamayo produces original exhibitions of the most representative aspects of the international contemporary art scene. In addition, it exhibits its modern and contemporary art collections as well as the oeuvre of its founder, the artist Rufino Tamayo. The Museo has the main aim of enhancing the aesthetic experience and critical sense of the various audiences through research and interpretation of its program.
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects.
The PNC Foundation's priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations within the areas PNC serves in order to enhance educational opportunities for children, particularly underserved pre-K children and to promote the growth of communities through economic development initiatives.
Google for Entrepreneurs
Google for Entrepreneurs is a global outreach effort to empower startups and entrepreneurs around the world. It works to foster entrepreneurship in local communities and focus on equipping startups with products, technology, and free and open access to high quality content to help them succeed. The team runs over 50 efforts in over 100 countries. It partners with leading organizations and also runs its own programs likeCampus spaces.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere
The European Parliament is the directly elected legislative body of the European Union.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy; the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago; and generating new knowledge about critical issues.
Aspen Ideas Festival
The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times. The 2016 Festival will take place from June 23 – July 2.
3Dmena is an advanced technologies incubator, social innovation hub, founding partner of Fab Lab Irbid and Refugee Open Ware (ROW).
Set up in 1999, chlorophyll is India's first end-to-end brand consultancy.
New Lab: A Multidisciplinary Design & Technology Center
New Lab is an interdisciplinary space designed to support entrepreneurs working in emerging technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and connected devices. Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the former epicenter of American shipbuilding is state-of-the-art once again.
Gaza Sky Geeks
Gaza Sky Geeks was launched with the recognition that consistent access to high-speed fiber internet could allow Gaza’s highly educated youth to side-step many of the current restrictions on the movement of people and goods that hamper the Gazan economy.
Founded in 2011 in partnership with Google and the international NGO Mercy Corps, we began by holding the first Startup Weekends in Gaza and expanding education about tech entrepreneurship. In 2014, we began working with individual startup founders to grow their businesses outside of Gaza and to develop our own incubation curriculum. In 2014 and 2015, we facilitated the first venture investments into Gazan startups.
Today, GSG is the leading co-working space, startup accelerator, and technology education hub in Gaza. We bring together online freelancers, outsourcers, and startup founders together under one roof to share ideas, learn, innovate, code, and geek out!
Impact Hub Kigali
Impact Hub Kigali connects like-minded drivers of positive change through office space, events, and a membership platform, providing an affordable and stimulating space of professional encouragement, collaboration, and connection. Impact Hubs around the world, exist to promote the success of grassroots ventures aiming to have a sustainable impact on their communities.
Stanford University is one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. It is located in Stanford, California.
Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies
The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University advances interdisciplinary research in the social sciences that aims to shape public policy and inform democratic deliberation. Where university centers tend to be inward looking, our community of students and scholars makes a point of not only contributing to academic discourse but also engaging directly with policymakers and participating in public debates. Through this work, we strive to both identify and elaborate particular areas of concern and, more broadly, to encourage reasoned policy debate and formulation at the state and national level. By supporting policy education, fellowship programs and extracurricular activities, we also develop future leaders who will themselves inform – and perhaps even join – the policymaking community in years to come, bringing with them the commitments to inquiry and scholarship that lie at the heart of ISPS.
University of Maryland
St. Edwards University
Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service. Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.
Afghan Development and Inspiration Bureau
The Afghan Development and Innovation Bureau (ADIB) are devoted to promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship among Afghan youth; grow the mentality of independent economy and essential to prosperity. Today, ADIB helps advance the creation of small businesses and the economic and improve working conditions that give entrepreneurs and business women a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress.Its structure provides a unique platform for promoting decent jobs for all women and men. Its main aims are to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship for women, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen role of women in families and societies.
The Organization for Youth Empowerment, known simply as OYE in Honduras, was founded in 2005 by Ana Luisa Ahern and Justin Eldridge-Otero, inspired by a vision of a society where youth have a powerful voice and the knowledge and resources to use that voice to create positive change in their lives and their communities.
Airbnb is a company and website for people to list, find, and rent lodging. It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries.
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art
Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art is an independent not-for-profit art center in Tehran established in 2009.
Yale University Art Gallery
The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery stimulates active learning about art and the creative process through research, teaching, and dialogue among communities of Yale students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations.
Cuba's premier arts and culture magazine. Check it out here.
re:publica is a conference in Europe that deals with the Web 2.0, especially blogs, social media and information society. It annually takes place in Berlin. During three days talks and workshops about various topics are held, ranging from media and culture over politics and technology to entertainment. All talks and discussions are streamed directly to the internet.
The conference is organized by the operators of the German blogs Spreeblick and netzpolitik.org and is funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. Re:publica stems from res publica which translates to "public matter".
The first re:publica with the slogan "Leben im Netz" - Life in the internet - took place from 11 to 13 April 2007 and attracted about 700 visitors. Over the years the event grew continually, with 5,000 international visitors and about 350 speakers in 2013. Each year, different main focusses were set, for example data protection in 2008 and intellectual property rights and political aspects of internet usage in 2009.
Women Moving Millions
Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative
The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative (MFI) evolved from a two-day training session held in October 2005. The session was conducted by staff from the Maryland-based National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) at the request of Mayor Tom Barrett. More than 25 community leaders participated in this initial training session. Out of this planning session, a subcommittee emerged with the charge of convening a major, city-wide summit in the fall of 2006. The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative Conference was held on October 13 and 14, 2006, with more than 1,200 men attending.
VA Independent Space for Contemporary Art
Va is an independent and a non profit project space that burst into the city of Isfahan, Iran in winter 2014. Va, which has no physical space, defines itself through events. It moves around different artists’ studios, private-house-basements, galleries, and other artist run spaces in the city. Va also utilizes technology in order to bend spaces and juxtapose different locations through Skype talks and lectures.
The Persian word ” Va” translates to “And” in English. It is used as a function word to join words, concepts, or thoughts to one another.Since the winter of 2014, Va has organized several exhibitions, workshops and talks. Furthermore, the Va residency program hosted a number of national and international artists, critics and writers in order to engage the local community in a creative and artistic atmosphere.
The Cue Ball story has its roots in long-term friendships and professional collaborations. Connecting our firm’s “people dots” reveals tightly interwoven relationships over the past 20 years: old school ties, previous co-founding and leading of companies at multiple career intersections, and even the co-authorship of a recent best-selling book.
Global Entrepreneurship Summit
This annual event, hosted by the United States, focuses on connecting global entrepreneurs with the access and exchange needed to create and innovate, we unleash their power to change the world. The 2016 Summit will be the 7th installment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya. In bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama highlights his commitment to building bridges that help us tackle global challenges together.
Mission, Texas occupies the western portion of the McAllen MSA… the fastest growing MSA in Texas Tremendous growth in population and investments in the Mission area are happening now! In addition to the 1 million inhabitants on the American side of the Rio Grande River, Mission, Texas is just minutes north of the 2 million residents of Reynosa and Matamoros, popular manufacturing centers in Northern Mexico.Mission has already prepared the infrastructure necessary for the manufacturing, warehousing and transportation industries looking to expand or relocate. This explosive growth has created tremendous opportunities for Retail Business. New arrivals include Advance Auto Parts and The Home Depot. Recent companies to complete their Mission expansion or relocation to the area include: Vanity Fair, T-Mobile, Panasonic, Black and Decker, Frito Lay and many others. In short, Mission, Texas is booming.The Mission Economic Development Corporation commissioned a study of the Mission Retail Trade Area by the Buxton Group. Their study utilized CommunityID, a program that is designed specifically for use in community economic development initiatives.In the Retail Site Determination, Buxton examined the potential for Mission, TX to attract new retailers and restaurants. It was determined that the retail site located at the intersection of Shary & Business 83, in the eastern portion of the city, has a potential to attract new retailers and restaurants. The site has high traffic counts from Business 83 and would appeal to restaurants and retailers that target a variety of segments. Overall, this Mission, TX site is well situated to attract a quality mix of desired retailers and restaurants.
The professional staff of Mission Economic Development Corporation are available to assist local or relocating businesses. An important source of information and program activity, Mission Economic Development Corporation staff understand the competitive nature of local, national and international business. For information on the labor force, land, or infrastructure contact MEDC through the business information below or directly through e-mail.
The mission of Ensurise is to deliver superior insurance solutions for our clients and growth for our agency partners through a local network of enhanced capabilities and expertise. Ensurise partners with exceptional agencies who share our values and vision to achieve this goal.
Gateway Project Spaces
Gateway Project Spaces is a hub for multidisciplinary creative engagement. The three-level facility is split between a highly competitive and curated residency program, a project-based gallery in collaboration with Project For Empty Space, and rentable artist studio/ work spaces.
GPS originally opened its doors in 2012 as a pop-up exhibition space as a collaboration between New York based non-profit Project For Empty Space and Newark based Solo(s) Project House. These temporary shows transformed an otherwise inactive office space into an immersive contemporary art arena for the public to enjoy. In 2015, Gateway Project Spaces formalized its presence by renovating and expanding its footprint and scope of work to include creative workspaces and a new gallery space.
The purpose of the Gateway Project Spaces exhibition space is to host socially engaging exhibitions and community programs to cultivate critical social dialogues. It achieves this mission through bold exhibitions, community programming, and support of artists that creating work for social change. The exhibition space is co-directed by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol, two curators dedicated to activism, justice, and strong multi-disciplinary art
Kurema Kureba Kwiga
Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga, Rwanda’s preeminent public-art social enterprise, has been creating innovative and engaging creative public works of art throughout the country from 2013. The Kurema team aims to expand the concept of what and where art is, and who makes and accesses art, by putting color and creativity into communities and into every day life.
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is your connection to everything that’s happening in Maryland’s largest business center, cultural district, and fastest-growing neighborhoods. Our members get special access to Downtown news and information, networking events, and marketing promotions. And, our web and social media tools help everyone find dining, shopping, events… even a place to live or start a business.
Our innovative programs stimulate economic development and transform public spaces. We’re also good neighbors. Our teams of uniformed Ambassadors pick up tons (literally) of litter, maintain public parks, and we host dozens of free events each month.
Light City Baltimore
Light City transforms the city with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors.
The park is a dynamic, inclusive environment for community events, cultural experiences, festivals, holiday celebrations and many other activities that engage and attract visitors from all communities in Los Angeles County. Park visitors enjoy original programming, Music Center programming, outdoor activities, interactive events, entertainment and many other activities that benefit from the park’s multi-use lawns, stages and spaces.
Casa Mexico SXSW
Casa Mexico aims to display Mexico’s status as a global leader in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as a modern country with a vast and diverse culture and traditions.
University of Colorado Boulder
The CU Boulder_Portal installation is hosted by the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) and BoulderTalks, a CMCI center that fosters community and knowledge through democratic engagement. Located on the brick plaza between the Gold Biosciences building and Folsom Stadium on Colorado Avenue, the Portal will connect to sites in Herat, Afghanistan; El Progreso, Honduras; Erbil, Iraq; Mexico City, Mexico and other locations.
Bridges of Understanding
Bridges of Understanding is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, nonpolitical organization driven by the mission to foster a personal understanding between the American people and people of the Arab World through original education and outreach initiatives. As tensions between regions intensify and the refugee crisis escalates, thought-provoking lessons and dialogues at the desk, in the field, and online serve to humanize ‘the other’ — so that the very notion may soon cease to exist. For more information, please visit bridgesofunderstanding.org
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
COA Youth & Family Centers
COA Youth & Family Centers helps Milwaukee children, teens and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum of educational, recreational and social work programs offered through its urban community centers and rural camp facility. As a multicultural agency, COA values diversity and promotes positive social interaction.
COA’s programming continuum is comprised of three core focus areas. Family is at the center of all we do.
COA’s mission and family-centered philosophy reflect its understanding of the multi-faceted nature of the challenges faced by the low-income children and families it serves. COA is driven by the knowledge that parents’ ability to support and directly engage in their child’s development is vital to the impact of programming.