Strauss Foundation News
Jane Wilson (2007 Scholar, Stanford) and her Reset Foundation receives $20,000 Westly Prize
The Reset Foundation creates an alternative model to incarceration centered on education and reentry.
Ivy will partner with a nonprofit start up, ReAllocate, which provides engineering and technolgy consulting to the public and nonprofit sector. She will work on developing a user-friendly software interface to help foster the strong collaborations between technical people and the groups that need them.
Jane has been working with prisoners for years. During graduate school, she developed a model that was completely focused on learning and preparation for reentry into the community. She and a collegue started the Reset Foundation last year, and with this award, will be able to start a pilot program.
Rebecca's project in Bolivia, for which she also received a Strauss Scholarship, will promote access to clean water, sanitation and gender equity.
Rodrigo's project to revive and reintroduce the Xinka language of Guatemala was one of 100 funded "to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world".
The Skoll Foundation will give Medic Mobile $1.25 Million dollars of core support for three years. He joins the global community of visionary leaders trying to solve the world's most pressing problems.
Vineet's non-profit organization, Anjna , uses moblie technology to support healthcare literacy and patient compliance.The communication network has been helping reduce the cost of healthcare.
Axana Rodriguez-Torres ('13 Scholar, UCD) receives U C President's Award for Outstanding Student Leadership
UC President Janet Napolitano honored Axana for coordinating the UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professional National Conference, the largest such conference in the nation. Her outreach efforts resulted in a conference attendance of 7500 people, 80% of the participants were high school, community college, and UC students who are underrepresented in the field of medicine. Her Strauss project, a prevention-focused Spanish language diabetes education program, was also cited as a factor in her selection.
Duncan Strauss remembers Joe Bell, family friend and Strauss Trustee.