Congratulations to all of our Voya Unsung Heroes winners. Each year, 100 finalists receive $2,000 while three of them are selected as Top Winners to receive additional grants of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000. You can find winners for your state or for a specific year using the controls below.
Elisabeth Gambino (2017)Baltimore, MD
Gambino’s innovative teaching idea, “Digital Storytelling,” focuses on providing a learning environment for the students at Bard High School where they can learn the art of digital storytelling by becoming proficient in the skills of green design, art and ecology, and storyboarding. Through learning contemporary visual media production skills, students involved in the program will become proficient in conducting interviews and connecting their research on the environmental conservation movement to further analyze current environmental policies and local issues. With the Voya grant, students will leverage a set of new computers and updated software to enable their research capabilities and apply learnings to the goals of the project.