Blood4All 2018

An annual campaign conceived and implemented by DC Shaper Roberto Carlos Garza Rodríguez,  #Blood4All is a global initiative involving multiple hubs that aims to engage youth through social media to spark a conversation about becoming voluntary blood donors.

#Blood4All is a collaboration between the Global Shapers Community Hubs, government, international organizations, academic institutions, civil society and businesses. First held during the first week of December in 2016, in 32 cities of Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The Global Blood Drive helps an estimated 4000 adults around the world each year.

This year's DC campaign took place from December 9-31. We challenged each member of the DC Global Shapers Hub to donate blood, and to encourage others to donate blood, anytime during this period to help meet DC’s critical need for blood donations. And our Hub took up the challenge, with DC Shapers stepping up in all sorts of ways, from donating themselves, to helping friends or family members donate, to promoting the cause on social media.

Forbes 30 Under 30 Recognizes DC Global Shapers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 15, 2018  

CONTACT: Elizabeth Lopez-Sandoval

(619) 375-6973

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FORBES 30 UNDER 30 RECOGNIZES DC GLOBAL SHAPERS

Members of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community Were Recognized as
Innovators in Education, Law, and Policy


Washington, D.C. – Three members of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community were recognized as trailblazers in the 2019 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

The Forbes 30 Under 30 list features 600 trailblazers in 20 industries who are challenging conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, policy makers, educators and more in the United States and Canada.

This year’s edition includes three members of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers community in the categories of Education and Law and Policy. The listmakers are: David Agranovich, Neha Dalal, and Esther Tetruashvily.

“Congratulations to David, Neha, and Esther. Their inclusion on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list demonstrates the great talent and drive of the Global Shapers Community. It is an honor to serve alongside young leaders dedicated to actively addressing our country’s most pressing challenges,” said Jazmin Tanner, Co-curator of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community.

Below the profile of the listmakers:

David Agranovich, 30
Public Policy Manager - Threat Disruption, Facebook
At Facebook, David Agranovich protects democracy from bad actors. Previously, as the director of intelligence at the National Security Council, he led U.S. efforts to detect and counter state-led interference in elections, coordinating the global expulsion of 153 Russian intelligence officers. He contributed to “Putin's Kleptocracy” the New York Times bestseller that uncovered a web of dark money fueling Russian oligarchs.

Neha Dalal, 23
Program and operations coordinator, The Institute for College Access & Success
Dalal's quickly-developed expertise in the intersection of economics and education got her on the staffs of both President Obama and Trump, shaping initiatives like the 2018 Child Tax Credit expansion and the College Scorecard database. The first-generation Indian American and native New Yorker now works with TICAS on federal policy research and advocacy and she co-leads a team for the U.S. Commission for UNESCO that promotes youth civic engagement.

Esther Tetruashvily, 29
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
U.S. Diplomat and World Economic Forum Global Shaper Esther Tetruashvily is a Consular and Economic officer doing tours in Guangzhou and Beijing China, influencing U.S. and China's economic diplomacy. In a previous tour as a political and human rights officer, she received a meritorious honor award for her work in promoting gender equality in Tajikistan.


ABOUT US: The World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 6,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 378 city-based hubs in 160 countries.

Established in 2011, Hubs I and II of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community currently has 59 members, who work together to design impactful projects that benefit the DMV area and scale to communities around the world by uniting diverse people from all backgrounds, fields, and perspectives.

To learn more about the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community, please visit: www.dcshapers.org


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WEF Global Shapers Annual Summit

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Josue Lopez Calderon and Jazmin Tanner were selected to represent the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Hubs at the WEF Annual Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.  The Summit kicks off today, August 31, and will run until September 3, 2018, where they will work with 400 change-makers, innovators, activists and entrepreneurs to build skills, tools, and bonds to create impact and influence global affairs. Among various program activities, they are also invited to be part of a focus group for the new start-ups platform Uplink. 

Blood4All 2017

An annual campaign conceived and implemented by DC Shaper Roberto Carlos Garza Rodríguez,  #Blood4All is a Global Initiative that aims to engage youth through social media to spark a conversation about becoming voluntary blood donors and taking action donating blood periodically. Theobjective is developing digital initiatives, programs, events and blood drives that will change the way people think and talk about blood donation and ultimately improve health outcomes. This year's campaign took place from 2-10 December 2017.

#Blood4All is a collaboration between the Global Shapers Community Hubs, government, international organizations, academic institutions, civil society and businesses.

First held during the first week of December in 2016, in 32 cities of Europe, America, Asia
and Africa. The Global Blood Drive helps an estimated of 4000 adults around the world.

In 2017, more than 20 Shaper hubs around the world participated in this campaign, resulting in over 500 donations. 

 

How to Lead a Cause

DC Shaper Jazmin Tanner organized a panel for 20 DC High School students where they heard from Shapers Marcus Noel (discussed Heart of Man), Franklin Morales (discussed Indigo), and Roberto Carlos Garza Rodríguez (discussed Blood4All.

Refugee Art Expo

DC Shaper Julia Duncan organized an art show featuring art from refugee children that benefits Love without Borders. From Julia: 

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As many of you know, I have just returned from a trip to Greece where I had the opportunity to work with refugees in 7 different camps. I met an American woman in one camp who has started “Love without Borders,” an organization dedicated to art therapy for refugee children. To date, she has hosted 10 art shows/sales around the world (she’s a flight attendant with United!) with the art produced by the refugee children. The proceeds go directly back to the kids/families in the camp.

With help from the DC Shaper community, this event raised $17,503 for refugee children in need - a huge success. This success encouraged Julia to spin up more art shows around the country and DC! 

Next Generation of Men Event

Next Generation Men & Women (with Atlanta's Outgoing Curator) event hosted by Jazmin Tanner, with Phil Reeves and Franklin Morales in attendance, to discuss career opportunities with high school students.

 

British Embassy Dinner

The Shapers attended dinner with the British Deputy Ambassador and rising star in UK diplomacy, Patrick Davies, at his official residence. He has a fascinating background working in the Middle East with key roles in the Arab Spring and Iran.

We discussed a range of US-UK issues as well as global issues of shared interest and had an intimate Q&A with the deputy ambassador.