Our second annual Imagined in Cambridge! Social Innovation Award recognized five grassroots projects that nurture strong communities and tackle systemic barriers to equity and opportunity. blackyard, a co-op for Black and multi-racial youth and teenagers founded by Ashley Herring, was the first prize winner of $5,000 joined by four other winners—Friday Night Hype, Kids Fete, Our Fire Collective, and Women of Cambridge Cards—each receiving $1,000. The five award recipients offer innovative solutions to big social needs, such as supporting Black and Brown youth, promoting social justice and cultural pride, offering mental health supports for youth and teachers, and elevating female leaders. Learn more about these outstanding projects below!