Dan Rhoton

Hopeworks N’ Camden

Dan is revitalizing his community through education, technology and entrepreneurship partnerships with adolescents as they identify and earn a sustainable future.

“Every opportunity, every chance they’ve had, gets snatched by violence, by circumstance.”


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Felecia Hatcher-Pearson

Code Fever

Felecia is on a mission to rid our communities of innovation deserts by creating inclusive and diverse startup ecosystems.

She took an unusual path from popsicle businesswoman to tech advocate.


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Jeremy Peskin


Jeremy is working to eliminate the cost barrier to obtaining legal status in the US.

After experiencing the U.S. immigration process firsthand, he wants to make it easier for others.


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Kelsey Rae Foster – 2017 Award Winner

Big Easy Budget Game

Kelsey is using a game – The Big Easy Budget Game – to give New Orleanians a voice in their city budgetary process and policy.

Call this mobile game the candy crush of democracy.


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Trisha Prabhu


Trisha is working to stop cyberbullying before the damage is done.

This teen developer built an app that gets users to stop and think prior to sending hateful messages.


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All 5 AllStar Finalists receive

One 3- to 5-minute video about their incredible work, made by our expert story producers.


An all-expenses-paid trip to New York City in November, 2017.

One 700- to 900-word feature article to accompany the video spotlight on NationSwell.com.


A speaking slot at the NationSwell Summit on Solutions.

A chance to win the AllStar Award, a $10,000 grant to help further their important work.


Marketing reaching prominent media outlets, bloggers, influencers & more.

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