OUR FOCUS AREAS
ClassACT HR73 focuses its work and service in four areas: Justice and Civic Engagement, Environment and Climate Change, Healthcare, and Education.
Under these buckets of interest we have listed all the projects, Bridges (classmate led nonprofits we work with), and #ClassACTHR73Forums (educational forums we put on throughout the year with leading panels of experts).
You can also take a look at our specific programs across interest areas. First, there are the Bridges, through which we embrace a variety of opportunities to connect classmates, who find value in conversations that do not necessarily fall within a well-defined project framework. For example, Bridges can be simple connections that lead to helpful conversations among classmates and potentially to further help or connections with other resources. To broaden ClassACT’s ability to connect classmates, we are also facilitating informal networks, topical discussions groups, educational events, and other regional gatherings.
ClassACT HR73 not only supports other organizations, but we create longterm projects of our own. Consistent with our mission to support positive change, ClassACT has developed the Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program (BBLP) in honor of our classmate, the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan. The fellowships support scholars enrolled in the Edward S. Mason Program (MC/MPA) of the Kennedy School of Government. For more information on the Mason Program, visit the MC/MPA Edward S. Mason Program webpage. Using fellowships, relationship-building, and public education as our tools, the BBLP advances peace and human rights consistent with the principles--democracy, equality for women, reconciliation of religious and cultural differences, and education without gender or religious bias.
We also have longer, more established partnerships, or, sustained collaborations, with organizations that arise from short term projects, like JusticeAid. Founded by classmate Stephen Milliken, JusticeAid uses music, art, and inclusive public conversation and outreach to fight injustice and promote the exercise of inalienable civil and human rights.
THE BENAZIR BHUTTO LEADERSHIP PROGRAM