About Francisca Severino

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Leform

Artflea (Formerly Leform)

Artflea is a service intended to alleviate financial hardships faced by undergraduate fine arts students by providing them with affordable art supplies delivered straight to their doorstep and also helping them promote their work and find relevant professional opportunities. Sundar Subramanian, Strategic Design and Management (MS), Parsons School of Design Abhishek Nair, Strategic Design and […]

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Leadership Institute for Global Change Makers

Leading ChangeMakers

Leading ChangeMakers provides professionals of color in the nonprofit arts and culture sector with leadership development opportunities that promote active, deep, and authentic personal development for racially and culturally diverse people at the emerging and mid-career stages of their career. Anthony D. Meyers, Founder, Leading ChangeMakers; Organizational Change Management (MS), Schools of Public Engagement  

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ESL Works

ESL Works

ESL Works strives to build a more diverse, efficient, committed, and skilled workforce for the American food industry by designing and delivering English language training and professional development opportunities for employees who face communication barriers. As they expand, ESL Works plans to develop online training tools that will provide affordable resources to individuals who don’t […]

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Entryway Design

Entryway Design

Entryway Design Studio, Public Benefits Corporation, DBA CommuniTee Art Eco-Print Shop is an eco-friendly print-on-demand company for individuals & businesses who want to outsource the printing and delivering component. We are NYC’s first and only B Corp printer invested in spreading the good news about local art & artists in the local community. We work […]

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Broke Broadway

Broke Broadway

Broke Broadway, a newly-incorporated non-profit organization, intends to open a performing and fine arts facility that will be called “Mom Mom’s House” outside Newark, New Jersey. Their mission is to make performing and fine art resources accessible and available to all. Broke Broadway plans to begin community organizing work through a mobile arts unit (a […]

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Building a Pipeline for Racial Equity

Entrepreneurs of color are largely underrepresented and underfunded today. As part of the Racial Equity content track at SOCAP17, the session Building a Pipeline for Racial Equity focused on ways we can cultivate and accelerate inclusive entrepreneurship to change that paradigm. Tony Tolentino, Vice President of Blackstone Charitable Foundation, moderated a discussion among panelists Cliff […]

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The New School Hosted a NYC Media Lab Summit Featuring the Best Thinking, Projects, and Talent in Digital Media

It may have the look of like a science fair. But you won’t see any exploding volcanoes or solar system dioramas here. Instead, the visitor experienced the best projects and talent in digital media from universities in New York City and beyond. This event was part of the NYC Media Lab Summit featuring a demo […]

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Civic Service Design

Recap: Civic Service Design Studio + Toolkit Launch

On October 6, 2017, the NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, Citi Community Development, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City launched the nation’s first-ever Service Design Studio and Toolkit dedicated to improving services for low-income residents. A crowd of designers, public servants, students, professors, and non-profit staff came together at Parsons School […]

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The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges

The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges symposium was held at The New School this past Nov 11, 2017. Experiments with cooperatively owned online platforms are demonstrating that democratic business models can be a dynamic force in building a more equitable economy for people across various income, race and class strata, starting with the […]

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Stuypend

International Affair Alum Launches App to Help Brooklyn Small Business Owners

Stuypend is an alternative payment processing system designed to help small independent businesses avoid the high fees of processing credit cards. Think of it like Venmo, but for buying stuff in stores. It’s a mobile app that interacts with a device given to merchants. Customers tap their phone to the merchant device at checkout, or […]

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