We are pleased to announce the SVP Fast Pitch 2020 Finalists who will pitch at the Final Showdown.
Abundance of Hope – Provides equitable, culturally responsive, holistic and person-centered homelessness prevention to our youth who are most at risk. AofH is a family organization operated by women with lived experience navigating homelessness and other systems of oppression.
Speaker: Salenna Green
Community Credit Lab – Addresses the problem that people with fewer resources must pay more to access credit. Their programs seek to provide people with economic opportunity by supporting them to access affordable 0% interest credit that helps them achieve their socioeconomic goals and build their credit score.
Speaker: Sandhya Nakhasi
Global Water Labs – Aims to offer technical expertise to local NGOs and governments seeking low-cost, community-scale defluoridation options. Puget Sound work includes working with local manufacturers in SODO to build reactors that can remove heavy metal runoff and hopefully can scale to schools and cities suffering from lead contamination.
Speaker: Katya Cherukumilli
Soccer Without Borders – Works with newly arrived immigrant, refugee and asylee youth and unaccompanied minors in King County. Soccer Without Borders’ vision is to build a more inclusive world through soccer.
Speaker: Stephanie Arroyo
The Maternal Coalition – Works to ensure that all pregnant and parenting people have access to just and equitable care across Washington State. They are filling the gaps for undocumented immigrants who fear the healthcare system, those that have a voice but feel voiceless.
Speaker: Srilata Remala
CHOOSE 180 – Has five different modes of engagement with Youth and Young Adult (YYA) participants. Across all these channels CHOOSE has a 75% success rate of participating youth – not reengaging in the criminal legal system, and 97% of young adults staying out of the criminal legal system
Speaker: Sean Goode
Sawhorse Revolution – Fosters confident, community-oriented youth through the power of carpentry and craft. Connecting professional carpenters and architects lead teams of high-school aged youth to build inspiring community projects with impact in students’ own neighborhoods
Speaker: Sarah Smith
Northwest Education Access – Helps low-income, out-of-school young people in King County earn higher education degrees. SEA is the only organization in Washington – and one of few in the US – to serve these students.
Speaker: Dulce Siguenza
World Relief – Focuses on assisting refugees and asylees to grow in stability, self-sufficiency and community integration. World Relief Seattle’s Asylee Resettlement Program provides comprehensive case management, housing, English, employment and immigration services to asylees, and is one of the only programs of its kind in the country.
Speaker: Ashley Fisher
Intentionalist – Curates a directory, guides, and events, make it easy to find and support small businesses owned by women, people of color, veterans, families, members of the LGBTQ community, and differently-abled people. Making it easier for consumers to find and support local businesses and the diverse people behind them.
Speaker: Laura Clise
Nanodropper – Is an FDA-listed, award-winning adapter for eye drop medication bottles that creates smaller and more efficacious droplets to extend bottle-life, decrease cost, and ultimately increase access to vision-saving medications.
Speaker: Mackenzie Andrews
SVP would also like to congratulate all of the Innovators and presenters from the 2020 cohort for their amazing pitches, work, and missions.