Author archives: Stacey

26.04.2018 Stacey EVP

EVP Newsletter

In this edition of our EVP newsletter:
Don’t miss the announcement about a new client and program.
Scan quick recaps of our fall 2017 awards season and find out which new countries have been added to our VIP winners circle.
PLAY TRIVIA. Another one of EVP’s former student teams has gone on to receive official nonprofit status since our last newsletter. Fast-forward or keep reading to see who and where they are located.

5.03.2018 Stacey ADL EVP

Press Release

Student teams will compete to build best-in-class social marketing campaigns
New York, NY, March 5, 2018 … In response to the challenge of rising hate on college campuses, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has launched a new program challenging students to build, launch and scale a social marketing campaign that will work to counter hate on extremism in campus and society.

15.02.2018 Stacey P2P

NESA regional P2P winners named in New Delhi

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, five universities in India participated in a regional Peer to Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism competition throughout the fall 2017 term. After submitting their ideas for how to challenge online hate and extremism in their communities, three teams appealed to an expert panel of judges in the final round of competition, held in New Delhi on January 25, 2018.

7.02.2018 Stacey P2P

85 student teams, 35MM impressions and four global winners

On January 30, the fall 2017 Peer to Peer (P2P): Facebook Global Digital Challenge final competition was held in Washington, D.C., at the National Union Building. This program was sponsored by Facebook and managed by EdVenture Partners.
Over the last two to three months, 85 student teams participated in this sixth iteration of the P2P program, competing for the best creative social and digital media campaign to counter hate and extremism…

21.12.2017 Stacey P2P

U.S. winners named for Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism fall 2017

Eleven U.S. schools participated in the fall 2017 Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism program, and on December 15, judges announced the winners:
First Place: University of Central Oklahoma
Second Place: University of Rhode Island
Third Place: University of Massachusetts Lowell
All of the participating schools this term were EdVenture Partners (EVP) program veterans, including all three winning schools…

15.11.2017 Stacey EVP P2P

Exclusive ad agency internship held for P2P participants

Earlier this year, EdVenture Partners’ Peer to Peer (P2P) program alumni were given an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apply for a summer internship at M&C Saatchi London, which prides itself on being the biggest independent creative agency network in the world. “M&C Saatchi was delighted to welcome two alumni from P2P to our team last summer,” said Alex Guittard, Director of Governance at M&C Saatchi London…

18.10.2017 Stacey P2P

Blog series on how to achieve success, bring P2P ‘big ideas’ to life (No. 4)

This edition features Olivia “Livia” Hauck, who is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. While at RIT, her P2P team, It’s Time: EX Out Extremism (ExOut), won first place at the Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism spring 2016 finals held at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Since winning first place in her P2P semester, Livia has joined EdVenture Partners as a Program Coordinator…

26.09.2017 Stacey P2P

Blog series on how to achieve success, bring P2P ‘big ideas’ to life (No. 3)

This edition features Dr. Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Faculty Adviser and, at the time of the project, was Interim Dean in the School of Arts & Science at American University of Nigeria. He helped to lead “I Am A Believer” to a first-place finish at the P2P Africa regionals in fall 2016, followed by a second-place finish at the P2P finals in spring 2017 for Women Against Violent Extremism (WAVE). EdVenture Partners estimates that around 25 percent…

16.08.2017 Stacey P2P

Blog series on how to achieve success, bring P2P ‘big ideas’ to life (No. 2)

This edition features Dr. Jacco Pekelder, Associate Professor, History of International Relations at Utrecht University (Netherlands), and honorary professor of Contemporary History of Western Europe at Saarland University, Saarbrücken (Germany). In spring 2016, he served as faculty advisor to Utrecht University’s Dare to be Grey team, who tied for first place at the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge finals…

26.07.2017 Stacey P2P

P2P winners provided roundtable discussion opportunity in Washington

Before departing Washington, D.C., after the Peer to Peer (P2P) U.S. and international finals events, all seven student teams were invited to attend a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Policy Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, July 20, at the Harry S. Truman Building, before departing for their home states and countries. This was an exclusive opportunity for the teams, according to Lawrence, EdVenture Partners (EVP) account manager…