The two most recent Bowdoin recipients of Projects for Peace grants made progress this summer on the issues they’re committed to solving: addressing environmental threats in Serbia and ending the practice of female genital mutilation.
by Anara Katz
Alejandra Morales Torres will utilize her grant to improve the lives of migrant children in her hometown of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Middlebury College student Christine McDow ’21 designed a Project for Peace intended to challenge racism by compiling the oral histories of Black Americans.
Friends and collaborators Cormac McCrimmon, Andres Madrigal, and Manuel Uribe will use their grant to focus on the power of art to enact social change.
by Yale Jackson
Lucy Calcott and Rolando Kattan Rubi will spend this summer in South Africa and Honduras, respectively, implementing projects that address critical societal issues.
Macalester College students Valeska Kohan and Amanda de Souza hope to use their Projects for Peace grant to train Brazilian teachers in anti-racist classroom approaches.
by Jane Godiner
As the Bowdoin community moves into the second half of the spring semester, Weatherspoon ’25 is preparing to launch a life-changing summer program for children in the foster care system.
by Laura Meader
Giovanni Novi will use her Projects for Peace grant to develop a curriculum, build an online platform, and deliver workshops and webinars to caregivers and professionals working with seniors in medical, social service, and retirement-living settings.
This summer, Jonathan Tamen will implement his project Students Helping Hands, which aims to address disparities in education in Miami Beach, Florida.