Issue Area: Humanitarian Aid

Devrim Tiryaki

Devrim Tiryaki is a student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque majoring in Economics andPolitical Science. He is the President of the World Affairs Delegation, the Model United Nations organization at his university, as well as a founding member and the Treasurer of the Generation UnitedNations student organization, a group that engages in …

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Anand Macherla

Anand Macherla is a 2018 Venture For America Fellow and works as a Data Analyst at T. Rowe Price, an asset management firm in Baltimore, Maryland.Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Anand previously founded, and successfully exited from, a startup working with local artisans to share the cultural significance of their craft. He is an author …

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Refugee Film Festival

Anand and Devrim will be providing young refugees in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area with film making training and access to equipment so that they can create short film of their choosing. Films will then be screened at a festival hosted at their university.

ALI Leadership Institute

The venture aims to create a local urban-based leadership institute to provide young low-income students the ability to develop leadership skills over the course of 10 weeks. This institute will work to address a lack of leadership opportunities for urban youth but also get them involved in the civic engagement process.

Mussab Ali

Mussab Ali is a senior at Rutgers-Newark University where he is completing a dual major in biology and economics and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Last year, Mussab was elected onto his school board in Jersey City as the youngest and first Muslim elected official in Jersey City history. In this position, he …

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E-Roq (Education Los Roques)

E-ROQ Education Los Roques will focus on teaching English to the young population of Archipélágo Los Roques, creating a system in which new and former university students from Caracas trained in Model UN can reach this community of difficult access to increase its level of literacy, developing their potential to tourism.

Isabel Gonzalez-Bocco

Isabel H. Gonzalez-Bocco is currently a 6th-year medical student at Universidad Central de Venezuela. She participated in Model United Nations for 3 consecutive years (2 of them as the head Delegate), while actively participating in multiple health organizations that aim to help remote and rural communities to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Currently, as …

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Bettina Gonzalez

Bettina is a 22-year-old medical student from Caracas, Venezuela. Since she was very young, she has been familiarized with social awareness and volunteering by participating in her Ursulin School Catholic Missions. Growing up in Venezuela and experiencing the crisis the country is suffering has made Bettina understand that social responsibility and commitment to Venezuela’s future …

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Aranza Gonzalez

Aranza is a 23-year-old Medicine Student from Venezuela. She is in her last year of studies and soon will be headed to a rural community where she will develop the role of primary care doctor for a year. Before being involved in the field of health, Aranza was already interested in helping people from difficult …

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H.O.P.E. for Success

H.O.P.E. for Success is a new initiative under The Humanitarian Organization for Providing Empowerment. It is a mentorship program aimed at helping ease the transition from high school to university. This encompasses workshops about the university application process, effective scheduling, and developing essential skills for first-year students.