“The Digital Life Project” aims to reframe how we define digital humanities at UC Berkeley by enabling the investigation of source materials primarily focused on racism and racial violence and subsequently replicating this framework for other activist efforts. “The Digital Life Project” is a model that emerged out of faculty collaborative research and digital humanities pedagogy that is supported by the D-Lab, an organization that works closely with the Digital Humanities at Berkeley Initiative as a partner. We provide an innovative infrastructure for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty mentorship initiatives, starting with workshops, working groups, summer institutes, and new courses within the academic year. These opportunities are encouraging and enabling collaborative research projects by teams of mentors and mentees. The projects of this mentorship program are supported through consultation and a robust community of practice. In order to bring Berkeley students into critical analysis of data, we are providing a framework for developing questions within the realm of digital humanities yielding both qualitative and quantitative findings, and understanding how to define “data,” and structure “data sets” for analysis in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.