Projects for Peace

Projects for Peace is an initiative for all Lewis & Clark College undergraduate students to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer. The Projects for Peace program began in 2007, and Lewis & Clark students have applied and won at least one of the grants each year since then.

A $10,000 award is given annually to an individual or group (undergraduates only) that submits the winning proposal.

Funding for the $10,000 award comes from Mrs. Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a lifelong internationalist and journalist, who celebrated her 100th birthday in February of 2007 by donating $1 million for 100 grants stating, “I want to use my 100th birthday to help young people launch some immediate initiatives that could bring new thinking to the prospects for peace in the world.” Mrs. Davis was the mother of Shelby Davis who funds the Davis United World College Scholars Program at Lewis & Clark College and at 91 other colleges and universities in the United States. What began as a one time birthday grant has become an annual program.

More information about Projects for Peace and a Question/Answer website are available.

An open information session about the 2022 Projects for Peace grant program and the winning projects for  2020 and 2021 will be announced shortly.

A working session to get feedback on proposal ideas from the Projects for Peace committee members will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 6:30-7:30PM in Miller 103.  Committee members will explain the proposal selection process and answer questions about the Projects for Peace program.  2020 winner Daniela Zamora-Alcaraz will join remotely to describe her experience and answer questions about her project. 

The application deadline for 2022 Projects for Peace grant proposals is Monday, November 15, 2021 by 4:00 PM PST.

If you would like to share your ideas or ask questions of other applicants, you can send an email to the Projects for Peace listserv at: projects-for-peace@lclark.edu.

For more information, contact:

Brian White, Associate Dean of Students
Projects for Peace
c/o International Students and Scholars - MSC 192
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219

bdwhite@lclark.edu

Winning Proposal 2022

IMPACT.AR: Social Change, Community, and Resilience

Student:  José Manuel Maidana Cejas

IMPACT.AR: Social Change, Community, and Resilience: Winning Proposal and Budget

Winning Proposal 2021

#MoreThanAMinority: Reducing Discrimination Through Interactive Exhibitions, Jovo Janjetovic ’23 Lewis & Clark College

Student:  Jovo Janetovic ’23

“#MoreThanAMinority: Reducing Discrimination Through Interactive Exhibitions”:  Winning Proposal and Budget

“#MoreThanAMinority: Reducing Discrimination Through Interactive Exhibitions”:  Final Report and Final Budget

Winning Proposal 2020

Espacios de Autocuidado: Awareness and Healing for Women in Iztapalapa, Mexico City Daniela Zamora Alcaraz ’20, Mexico, Lewis & Clark College

Student: Daniela Zamora Alcaraz ’20

“Espacios de Autocuidado: Awareness and Healing for Women in Iztapalapa, Mexico City”: Winning Proposal and Budget

“Espacios de Autocuidado: Awareness and Healing for Women in Iztapalapa, Mexico City”: Final Report and Final Budget

Winning Proposal 2019

2019 Projects for Peace

Sports Education for Social Transformation: “Proyecto Deportivo FTM Ecuador”

Student: Maria Laura Andrade Laso ’18

Sports Education for Social Transformation: “Proyecto Deportivo FTM Ecuador”—Winning Proposal and Budget

Sports Education for Social Transformation: “Proyecto Deportivo FTM Ecuador”—Final Report and Final Budget

Winning Proposal 2018

Environmental?Education?Summer?Camp?to?Empower?and?Inspire?Haitian?and?Dominican?Girls

Environmental Education Summer Camp to Empower and Inspire Haitian and Dominican Girls

Students:  Samantha Hernandez ’21 and Yeny Soler Sandino ’21

Environmental Education Summer Camp to Empower and Inspire Haitian and Dominican Girls—Winning Proposal & Budget

Environmental Education Summer Camp to Empower and Inspire Haitian and Dominican Girls—Final Report and Final Budget

 

Winning Proposal 2017

Planting the Seeds of Peace Ambassadors in action in northern Uganda this summer.  Photo by Saski... Planting the Seeds of Peace Ambassadors in action in northern Uganda this summer. Photo by Saskia Sichermann.

Planting the Seeds of Peace Ambassadors in Northern Uganda

Students:  Nellie Trenga-Schein ’17, Max Clary ’18, and Seren Villwock ’19

Planting the Seeds of Peace Ambassadors in Northern Uganda-Winning Proposal and Budget

Planting the Seeds of Peace Ambassadors in Northern Uganda-Final Report and Budget

 

Winning Proposal 2016

Teamwork Through Verbal Communication, Leadership and Goal Achievement- The Advancement of Youth-Cairo, Egypt

Students:  Hamdan Alameri ’18, Burnley Truax 17, Reham Bahauddin ’16, Jessica Rosenblatt ’17, Isabella Irtifa ’18

Teamwork Through Verbal Communication, Leadership & Goal Achievement-Winning Proposal and Budget

Teamwork Through Verbal Communication, Leadership & Goal Achievement-Final Report and Budget

 

Winning Proposal 2015

Teaching Tolerance Through Computer Education in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Students:  Valcourt Honore ’17, Kayla Nachtsheim ’15, Parul Sohal ’17

Teaching Tolerance Through Computer Education Winning Proposal and Budget

Teaching Tolerance Through Computer Education Final Report

Teaching Tolerance Through Computer Education Final Budget

 

Winning Proposal 2014

Teaching to Build Trust, Connections & Friendship in Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar. Students:  Nway Khine ’15 and Sam Shugart ’15.

Teaching to Build Trust, Connections & Friendship Final Report

Teaching to Build Trust, Connections & Friendship Final Budget

Teaching to Build Trust, Connections & Friendship Winning Proposal and Budget

Winning Proposal 2013

Women’s Dance and Self-Defense for Peace & Empowerment.  Students:  Miranda Benson ’13 and Hillary Patin ’14.

Women’s Dance and Self-Defense Final Report

Women’s Dance and Self-Defense Final Budget
 
Women’s Dance and Self-Defense Winning Proposal and Budget

 

Winning Proposal 2012

YES! Youth Engagement for Somalis.  Students:  Nima Mohamed ’15 and Hannah McCain ’12.

 

Winning Proposals 2011

Lewis & Clark is proud to announce that the College won two 100 Projects for Peace awards in 2011! 

Drilling Well, Providing Clean Water and Promoting Peace in Borena, Ethiopia.  Students:  Brook (Selam) Mentire ’11, Leah Scott-Zechlin ’11, Mihret Teklemichael ’12, Temesghen Habte ’12, and Seile Alemayehu ’13.

Tools for Tolerance:  Human Rights Education in Casablanca, Morocco.  Students:  Samantha Stein ’11 and students from Lewis & Clark’s overseas program in Morocco. 

Winning Proposal 2010

Peace Through the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in Qinghai Province, China  Students: David Willis, Jesse Schouboe, and Sara Eichelberger 

Winning Proposal 2009

Crafting Peace: An Artisans’ Collective for Empowering Widows and Destitute Women of Vrindavan, India
Student: Katie Walter

Winning Proposal-2008

Cultivating Peace: Empowering the Orphaned Children of Criamar in Ceilândia, Brazil  Students: Claire Battaglia, James Cotton, Casey Nelson, and Betto van Waarden.

Winning Proposal-2007

Intimate Violence and Visions for Peace in El Viejo, Nicaragua              Students: Elizabeth Fussell, Kate Iris Hilburger, Frazer Lanier, and Megan McBride,
Lewis & Clark College; Loren Speer, Metropolitan State College of Denver

 

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