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Su Sanni: Providing Transit Equity and Economic Mobility to Underserved Communities

Su Sanni: Providing Transit Equity and Economic Mobility to Underserved Communities
Su: Dollaride is the app-based rideshare option for the millions of Americans who aren’t adequately served by public transit, and find taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts too costly for their daily needs. Even in NYC, a city with one of the world’s biggest transit systems, over 600,000 people live in “transit deserts” and have to spend hours each day commuting to work. Since the 1980s, cash-based, micro-transit systems of dollar vans have been easing the commuting pain for disenfranchised people. Dollaride is digitizing and mobilizing these networks, helping local drivers grow their ridership, and creating an affordable solution with reliable routes for riders. The company's mission is to make public transit accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Esmeralda Herrera: Accelerating Innovative and Diverse Changemakers in Local Communities

Esmeralda Herrera: Accelerating Innovative and Diverse Changemakers in Local Communities

Esmeralda: Communitas America serves the Bronx, in New York City, by supporting local changemakers that help build neighborhood wealth, advance local empowerment, and enable upward mobility. This creation of wealth for under-represented groups, in turn, can be reinvested in local businesses and the community in a virtuous loop that improves access to goods and services, creates jobs, revitalizes neighborhoods, and builds a more solid economic foundation.

John-Paul Parmigiani: Supporting the Social Innovation Ecosystem of NYC-Metro

John-Paul Parmigiani: Supporting the Social Innovation Ecosystem of NYC-Metro
John-Paul: The New York Metro Area has thousands of startups, non-profits, creatives, and investors. It has leading research institutions, international development agencies, and major corporations. We believe we have a responsibility to unlock the potential of these resources to improve lives locally and globally. Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area is a locally-rooted organization supporting the social innovation ecosystem through programs and activities designed to help impactful ideas takeoff. We're part of a global network of innovators in over 100 cities and more than 60 countries.