Honoree Spotlight

Aya Hamza

Age: 17

I live in: Miami, FL

College / High School: Coral Gables Senior High

Three words to describe myself: Impact-driven, gritty, creative.

A quote I love:
“The highest form of knowledge is empathy.” - Plato

A book I love: Political Tribes - Amy Chua

A civic superhero I look up to?
Amal Clooney

Overview of the project they are working on right now that includes the impact the project is making.

PolitiVision, a nonprofit I founded in 2019, aims to close the socioeconomic opportunity gap in civic literacy through providing marginalized students with opportunities in politics and by making educational resources accessible.

How I will use the stipend to scale
To go toward legal and incorporation fees, keep up our website, increase the amount of resources we’re able to offer, and to expand how many events (and perhaps a virtual summit) we’re able to host.

Why I am excited to join Civics 2030
To learn more about civic engagement from leaders nationwide!

My vision for the future of American democracy
That every person knows that their vote MATTERS and will impact government.

The kind of superhero I am striving to become
One who uses their opportunities to better the communities around them.