A student competition about doing good


“In all honesty, when I was first assigned this project, I was quite nervous about wanting to present an issue, and…I had no idea what issue I would want to present. But throughout this whole project, I slowly got consumed in the role of advocate. I want to help my community in some way, to assure that we can live more safely. That is why my group picked public safety in Newark, NJ.”  Karina Pina, Newark, NJ

During the Bosnian war of the 1990s, Milton Wolf reached out to help Zeyneba Hardaga. He was a Jew (read his biography here). She was a Muslim. He lived in America. She was in Bosnia. She needed visas, medical help, and a new home. Milton Wolf did not stop until he made it all happen.


The Milton Wolf Prize in Student Diplomacy gives students an opportunity to follow in his footsteps. In the 2019-2020 school year, we will hold four local, city-specific competitions for students in grades 6-12 in

Charleston, SC

Baltimore, MD

Newark, NJ

Los Angeles, CA


You can find information for each competition on the web page for each city, hyperlinked above. 


This year, in each city listed above we will hold a Marketplace of Civic Learning, a community event where winning students will present their projects to community members, teachers, friends, and family. Following the student presentations, representatives from local organizations mentioned in the student projects will share more information about their work and those in attendance can learn more about how they can get involved in their community. 

*Note: We will gladly work with any US public school teacher interested in assigning or introducing this project to their school, club, or youth group. However, due to the parameters of our grant, the competition and prizes will be limited to the four cities mentioned above. If you are interested in having a competition in your city for the 2020-2021 academic year please contact Lauren Granite at granite@centropa.org.

Questions? Do not hesitate to email Lauren Granite at granite@centropa.org,

or call her at (301)787-0052.

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