Live It Fund Summer 2019 Recipients. Top: William Enin and Dureti Doto. Bottom Left: Susanna Morales. Bottom right: Michael Khuth.

Para Chuparse Los Dedos

Susanna Morales ’20

Para Chuparse Los Dedos is a projected aimed to connect various generations of Central American immigrants to the food culture of their country of origin. For many immigrants, starting a new life in the United States has made it difficult to maintain culinary traditions and to pass those traditions to their children. This project worked around that issue by organizing 3 cooking workshops and also creating a storytelling cookbook. The workshops provided a space for immigrants to engage in cooking a dish from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala while the storytelling cookbook shares the stories of immigrants and the recipe of their favorite food.

Empowering Underrepresented Youth Through STEM

William Enin ’22 and Dureti Doto ’19

Our theory of change lies in our deep belief of not forgetting where we came from, and using our experiences and privilege to go back to help the communities that nurtured us into the people we are today. Empowering Underrepresented Youth Through STEM is a STEM camp created to help underrepresented youth to address the educational inequities within the public school system. In many public school systems, students are not given the personal attention and autonomy that they need in order to excel and we believe in creating a space in which students are allowed to freely express themselves and find the best way that they are able to learn and thrive.

Generation Magazine

Michael Khuth ’20

Generation Magazine is an attempt to give a platform to artists throughout the Khmer diaspora whether they be based in the United States or Cambodia itself. Featuring  artwork and interviews with rising classical dancers, street artists, community organizers, and award winning poets, Generation Magazine hopes to shed light on the bright future for Khmer creatives. Some of the featured individuals include Prumsodun Ok, Monica Sok, Emmeline Eao, and the street artists of Kbach gallery in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Rather than solely popularizing genocidal narratives, the publication seeks to acknowledge Khmer histories, while also paying tribute to contemporary experiences. With both a free online and print publication, Generation Magazine intends to start conversations across old and new Khmer generations in order to allow the community to reflect, heal, and move forward.