Headshot Photo of Adam Hoffman
2019 Award Recipient


Project Day of Unity

Location Houston, TX

Issue Area Advocacy/Activism | Civic Engagement

Adam was struck by a paradox. On one hand, he witnessed the polarity politics, divisiveness, and othering of the 2016 presidential election. Then, six short months later, he saw the other hand. Inspired by the coming together of the different communities of his hometown in response to Hurricane Harvey, Adam had an idea.

“What if the level of cooperation between different people during Harvey were possible in politics?” The next day he went to work making his vision a reality. Day of Unity puts people before politics. It facilitates leadership conventions and workshops, bringing high school students together from both sides of the aisle. Adam and Day of Unity have developed a curriculum and are working with the Texas Board of Education.

I dream of a country where differences in politics are viewed as different paths towards a common goal that unites us all.

Adam Hoffman
Adam standing at a podium holding a microphone with the American flag behind him.

Day of Unity

Day of Unity is an organization devoted to shrinking the gap between political parties by facilitating leadership conventions and workshops that bring high school students together from both sides of the aisle.
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