IFTF + You
Future for Good Fellowship Program
The future is a horizon of unknown scale. It’s waiting for us, the explorers, the adventurers, the visionaries who suspect that we have so far seen only the slightest hint of who we might become. But it’s also calling to the practical, those with tools in their hands and their feet on the pavement. They are the ones who will turn imagination into reality, vision into action—and action matters.
This future is urgent. How will we mobilize eight, nine, ten billion people into a new force for life? How will we change our minds to change our collective economic, political, and interpersonal fortunes? How will we reweave delicate biological relationships in ecosystems battered by ever-increasing temperatures? How will we see what we can make, and make what we can see?
The unknown, urgent future calls for practical visionaries, who ask provocative questions and seek actionable, impactful answers. The IFTF Future for Good initiative brings together innovative social thinkers to start this process. They will meld seeing with doing and thinking with making, inspiring all of us to join—for the future belongs to everyone. We must all dedicate ourselves, our careers, and our aspirations to create a future for good, now and in generations to come.
The IFTF Future for Good Fellowship program brings this future into being, starting today. Launched in 2013, we're thrilled to announce our fifth class of fellows in 2017! Each year, six Future for Good Fellows join IFTF for four months to create visions and develop actions for our collective good.
Meet the 2017 Fellows:
Matthew Mitchell | Founder, CryptoHarlem
Michelle Miller | Cofounder, Coworker.org
Sam Woolley | Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute
John W. Little | Creator, Blogs of War
Yasmine El Beggari | Founder, Voyaj
Kristin Sharp | Executive Director, SHIFT