From Community Fear to Community Feats

Unbeknownst to many, there is a concerted effort to reduce high drowning rates among the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. As advocates of safety and resilience, the American Red Cross found itself trying to understand the barriers hindering access to swim lessons and water safety education within AI/AN communities. In their quest to find solutions, they turned to Southpaw to uncover the hidden factors contributing to this phenomenon.

Evaluating and Reimagining Campus Safety

Nestled within the hallowed halls of an elite private university lies a vibrant community—a tapestry of students, faculty, staff, and campus police officers united by a shared commitment to learning, growth, and mutual respect. Yet, beneath the veneer of academic excellence, lies a pressing concern—a need to ensure the safety and security of all community members, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups. With a desire to foster an environment of inclusivity and support, the university embarked on a journey to gauge the sentiments and experiences of its diverse campus community, paving the way for recommendations to improve safety and security protocols.