Our vision is inspired by the role the caravanserai [kar-uh–van–suh-ree] played throughout history.
The caravanserais were well known meeting places along trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, Southeast Europe and the Silk Road. They provided the merchants and travelers with a place to rest and opportunities to exchange and trade goods, as well as information about the challenges ahead and the situation in the regions they were about to cross. These settings had a crucial part in the cross-fertilization and exchanges of cultures by exposing these travelers to new ideas, beliefs and languages.
SEED Lab 2018/2019
Marylou Adriatico & Joseph Posadas
The Seed Program
(Moreno Valley, CA)
The Seed Program‘s mission is to establish a comprehensive support network for youth in foster care based on mentorship, community, and awareness. The goal is to support foster youth in their educational journey through high school and beyond, ensure and encourage a successful transition into adulthood.
With a focus on culturally marginalized youth—namely African American and Latinos — The Supermodel Society seeks to develop curriculum and programs that teach entrepreneurial literacy and economic principles that will lead to an increase in successful business ownership within these groups.
FUTURE aims to revolutionize the marketplace in order to give value to well-trained employees, while alleviating the hiring needs of employers by transforming modern day learning and educating students through fun and high-tech animation. It is designed to provide individuals in search of a sustainable career better and affordable access to high quality training and reduce barriers to already working individuals.
Cassie A. Nguyen
Spotlight On Hope Film Camp,
Spotlight on Hope Film Camp provides free of cost film instruction classes for pediatric and young adult cancer patients and their siblings. Its goal is to serve as an escape from the emotional and physical drain cancer treatment places on them and their families and provide a safe creative space that the whole family can enjoy.
(Eastern Coachella Valley, CA)
Alianza Coachella Valley aims to become a long-term sustainable organization that reflects and meets the needs of those living in Coachella Valley. The services it offers address issues at their root through personal coaching, leadership development, and cultural healing. Its expertise lies in being the best at staying rooted and providing the platform for community to have a voice.
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Gabby Armenta & Claudia Armenta
Aztec Dance and Talking Circle Citlaltonac
(Coachella Valley, CA)
Aztec Dance and Talking Circle Citlaltonac provides a safe healing space where the participants are able to find their sense of belonging, balance their daily lives, and connect with others through dancing and talking circles rooted in Aztec ceremonial traditions.