Project #HereForYou

The psychological effects of rape and sexual assault can last a life-time. At Project #HereForYou, we connect survivors to allies.

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Over the past few years, we’ve started talking about rape and sexual assault with more compassion and outrage than ever before. But few conversations center on how we can best continue to support those suffering from the psychological aftermath of rape and sexual assault within their communities.

Too many survivors of rape and sexual assault suffer in silence. We want to change that. We’ve partnered with artists and designers to create a subtle, but recognizable brand for survivors and their allies with the message: I’m #HereForYou.

Project #HereForYou was started by a small group of dedicated volunteers:

Miriam Joelson, Co-Founder and CEO

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Miriam founded Project #HereForYou in 2016 to ensure that survivors of sexual assault can easily identify allies and fellow survivors within their communities. Miriam began her career as Special Assistant and Special Projects Manager to the Founder of Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of high-performing public charter schools in Harlem, New York, and now works at Google. She was born and raised in Switzerland, and received her A.B., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University, and her M.Sc. from the University of Oxford.

Anne Kauth, Co-Founder and COO

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Anne oversees strategy and operations at Project #HereForYou. She combines extensive experience in education and gender-based policy interventions from the private and public sectors, having worked at the Minerva Project, Fullbridge, the Women in Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Women in Public Service Project – an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, and the White House National Economic Council. A native Minnesotan, she studied at L’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and received her A.B., cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College.

Einat Clarke, Founding Board Member

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Einat is a Senior Corporate Counsel at Google Inc. specializing in data disclosure, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and child protection. She is a board member and outgoing President of the Technology Coalition, Inc. – an industry trade association focused on eradicating online sexual exploitation of children. Prior to joining Google she worked in private practice at Cooley LLP. Ms. Clarke received her Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Communications from The George Washington University in 1999. She is admitted to practice in California.

Jonathan Kalin, Founding Board Member

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Jonathan founded Party With Consent to amplify the healthy voice of sexual violence prevention and promote healthy masculinities. His work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME magazine, and The Atlantic, among many others. Jonathan also teaches basketball with the goal of using the sport as a vehicle to coach boys into caring, empathetic men – most recently as an assistant coach at The Wheeler School in Providence and as basketball director at Camp Manitou in Maine. A graduate of Colby College, Jonathan majored in Philosophy, minored in Chinese and was Captain of the Men’s Basketball team and President of Male Athletes Against Violence.

Vivian Graubard, Founding Board Member

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Vivian was a founding member of the United States Digital Service (USDS) at the White House, where she led efforts to improve the immigration system and criminal justice reform. Prior to joining USDS, Vivian served as Senior Advisor to the White House Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park. She led efforts to combat campus sexual assault, prevent human trafficking, and increase diversity in technology. Vivian began her journey at the White House in 2010, in the Office of Presidential Correspondence, where she built the first-ever process for responding to Spanish language letters to the President. Vivian graduated from American University in Washington, DC.