Special Initiatives

Beyond our regular programming, we collaborate and serve in leadership roles that encourage dialogue and diversity across our campus community.


Since the founding of the Harvard University Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in 2019, we have received two of their Culture Lab Innovation Fund (CLIF) grants. The CLIF awards grants to Harvard students, staff, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and academic personnel to pursue ideas that seek to strengthen Harvard’s capacity to advance a culture of belonging.

2020-2021: Harm to Harmony CLIF Grant

Harm to Harmony focuses on community-based harm prevention, intervention, and response. 


We're currently organizing a fall 2021 restorative justice training for community members with the University of San Diego. Our collaborative pilot is taking place with the Women's Center, student organizations and with residentional communities, and our ultimate goal is to expand the program to various communities across Harvard. The video below shares our program pitch.

 

2019-2020: STEM Mentorship CLIF Grant

SySTEMatic is a program focused on expanding the reach of diversity in STEM programming through enhanced mentorship technology.


SySTEMatic is now in its second year of pilot thanks to additional project funding through the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Project Review Board. It explores how mentorship can be critical to confidence, belonging, and retention of underrepresented groups in STEM.