This is not just another list of young entrepreneurs. The fifty-two dedicated, emerging leaders from across the globe selected for the 2015 Echoing Green Fellowships represent the future of innovation for social impact. They join Echoing Green and the diverse community of Fellows going all in to tackle some of the world's toughest problems.

Individually, their ideas and their commitment are changing lives, and communities. But what happens when we go all in together?

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Wendell
Adjetey

Global Fellow
Tujenge Africa Foundation

Bold Idea

Catapult post-conflict youth upward through quality education, leadership, entrepreneurship, and peace-building.

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Aleem
Ahmed

Global Fellow
Love Grain

Bold Idea

Increase the incomes of Ethiopian smallholder teff farmers by connecting them to international markets.

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Matt
Alexander

Global Fellow
Suyo

Bold Idea

Unlock the social and economic value of formalized property for low-income families by creating affordable and reliable property formalization services through the use of mobile technology and microfinance partnerships.

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Katy
Ashe

Global Fellow
Noora Health

Bold Idea

Improve health outcomes and save lives of at-risk patients by training families to provide high-quality, low-risk care in the hospital and at home.

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Oluwatoyin
Ayanfodun

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Tomorrow's Leaders NYC

Bold Idea

Overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges faced by over-age middle school students by providing them with academic, family, and career support, and mentoring.

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Pranav
Budhathoki

Global Fellow
Local Interventions Group

Bold Idea

Support government accountability in South Asia by developing tools for communities to assert their rights and monitor injustice.

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Domenico
Centrone

Climate Fellow
EggPlant

Bold Idea

Eliminate the concept of waste and traditional plastic pollution by reusing wastewater to produce high-performance bioplastics.

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Clementine
Chambon

Climate Fellow
Oorja: Em'power'ing Rural Communities

Bold Idea

Improve access to clean energy for off-grid households and increase crop yields for small-holding farmers in rural India by building and deploying decentralized waste-to-energy plants that sequester carbon through a microfranchise model.

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Laura
D'Asaro

Climate Fellow
Six Foods

Bold Idea

Reduce environmental degradation caused by livestock farming by encouraging mainstream consumption of insects.

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Mohammed
Dalwai

Global Fellow
The Open Medicine Project

Bold Idea

Save lives in under-resourced communities by providing healthcare workers with free and open access to relevant guidelines and clinical support tools using mobile technology.

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Tsechu
Dolma

Climate Fellow
Yulha Fund

Bold Idea

Diminish negative impacts of climate change on Himalayan communities by developing strategies for food, energy, and talent security.

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Calvin
Duncan

Black Male Achievement Fellow
RisingFoundations

Bold Idea

Stop the cycle of incarceration of black men in New Orleans through access to homeownership, gainful and stable self-employment, and financial services.

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Laura
Dunn

Global Fellow
SurvJustice

Bold Idea

Increase the prospect of justice for survivors of campus sexual violence by assisting survivors, empowering activists, and supporting institutions.

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Edith
Elliott

Global Fellow
Noora Health

Bold Idea

Improve health outcomes and save lives of at-risk patients by training families to provide high-quality, low-risk care in the hospital and at home.

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Fadi
Elobra

Global Fellow
Duroos 800+

Bold Idea

Close the achievement gap in the marginalized Arab community in Israel by preparing students for higher education using culturally adapted methodology.

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Collette
Flanagan

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Mothers Against Police Brutality

Bold Idea

Reduce police use of deadly force against young men of color in America by uniting mothers and families of victims to advocate for criminal justice reform.

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Nedra
Ginwright

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Flourish Agenda

Bold Idea

Create pathways to mental well-being in communities of color by developing tools and programs that promote self-care and social action.

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Alana
Greer

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Community Justice Project

Bold Idea

Support racial justice and human rights movements led by communities of color by providing grassroots organizations with legal support, strategic partnerships and representation in organizing campaigns.

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Arjun
Gupta

Climate Fellow
Smart Joules

Bold Idea

Eliminate wasted fossil fuels in India by offering affordable clean energy to large buildings and factories.

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Afzal
Habib

Global Fellow
Kidogo

Bold Idea

Transform the trajectory of children living in urban slums by providing high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education.

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Lam
Ho

Global Fellow
Community Activism Law Alliance

Bold Idea

Maximize legal resources for underserved communities in Chicago by uniting lawyers and activists in a collaborative pursuit for social change.

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Meena
Jagannath

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Community Justice Project

Bold Idea

Support racial justice and human rights movements led by communities of color by providing grassroots organizations with legal support, strategic partnerships and representation in organizing campaigns.

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Jonathan
Johnson

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Rooted School

Bold Idea

Improve college-readiness for students in New Orleans while addressing critical workforce demand by offering industry-focused project-based learning, personalized learning paths, and mentorship.

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Yaseen
Khan

Global Fellow
The Open Medicine Project

Bold Idea

Save lives in under-resourced communities by providing healthcare workers with free and open access to relevant guidelines and clinical support tools using mobile technology.

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Sara
Leedom

Global Fellow
African Entrepreneur Collective

Bold Idea

Mitigate the epidemic of youth unemployment in Africa by providing training, affordable capital, and networks to young entrepreneurs.

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Jordyn
Lexton

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Drive Change

Bold Idea

Reduce recidivism and increase job-readiness for formerly incarcerated youth by using food trucks to employ and teach transferable job and leadership skills to young people leaving the adult criminal justice system.

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Heejae
Lim

Global Fellow
TalkingPoints

Bold Idea

Boost student achievement by developing mobile, digital technology that makes communication easier and more meaningful between parents, teachers, and students.

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Verengai
Mabika

Climate Fellow
Development Reality Institute

Bold Idea

Create a climate-resilient Africa by incubating and supporting green business ideas.

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Rohit
Malhotra

Global Fellow
Center for Civic Innovation

Bold Idea

Foster a more effective, innovative, and participatory public sector by bringing together, supporting and investing in people and organizations with new or different ideas to solve local challenges.

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Etienne
Mashuli

Global Fellow
Tujenge Africa Foundation

Bold Idea

Catapult post-conflict youth upward through quality education, leadership, entrepreneurship, and peace-building.

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Sara
Minkara

Global Fellow
Empowerment Through Integration

Bold Idea

Foster social awareness and support for disability rights of visually impaired youth by providing inclusive educational and recreational programs that encourage students to explore and pursue career goals.

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Stephen
Moilanen

Climate Fellow
Solstice Initiative

Bold Idea

Expand access to clean energy in the United States by providing community-based solar power to underserved American households.

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James
Monteiro

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Prison Bridge Program

Bold Idea

Improve graduation rates amongst individuals who begin secondary education while incarcerated by providing a six-month bridge program prior to their release.

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Abubaker
Musuuza

Climate Fellow
Village Energy Limited

Bold Idea

Ensure consistent access to basic electricity for rural communities in East Africa by providing solar repair services and installing efficient and quality spare parts.

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Daquan
Oliver

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Recesspreneurs

Bold Idea

Overcome socieconomic challenges faced by children of low-income by delivering entrepreneurship education and mentorship through the channel of undergraduate student chapters.

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Jehiel
Oliver

Global Fellow
Hello Tractor

Bold Idea

Increase food and income security in sub-Saharan Africa by producing affordable “Smart Tractors” and connecting their owners with farmers paying for timely tractor services via SMS.

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Kelly
Orians

Black Male Achievement Fellow
RisingFoundations

Bold Idea

Stop the cycle of incarceration of black men in New Orleans through access to homeownership, gainful and stable self-employment, and financial services.

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Julienne
Oyler

Global Fellow
African Entrepreneur Collective

Bold Idea

Mitigate the epidemic of youth unemployment in Africa by providing training, affordable capital, and networks to young entrepreneurs.

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Colette
Pichon Battle

Climate Fellow
Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy

Bold Idea

Promote equity in Gulf Coast communities of color most affected by climate change by providing community stabilizing legal services and ecological equity training and support for civic participation.

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Sabrina Natasha
Premji

Global Fellow
Kidogo

Bold Idea

Transform the trajectory of children living in urban slums by providing high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education.

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Samuel
Pressler

Global Fellow
Armed Services Arts Partnership

Bold Idea

Create supportive communities for service members and their families by offering expressive arts programs in partnership with local nonprofits and universities.

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Amit
Saraogi

Climate Fellow
Oorja: Em'power'ing Rural Communities

Bold Idea

Improve access to clean energy for off-grid households and increase crop yields for small-holding farmers in rural India by building and deploying decentralized waste-to-energy plants that sequester carbon through a microfranchise model.

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Mario Jovan
Shaw

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Profound Gentlemen

Bold Idea

Increase the number of impactful and influential role models for black male students by recruiting and developing black men to be schoolteachers.

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Stephanie
Speirs

Climate Fellow
Solstice Initiative

Bold Idea

Expand access to clean energy in the United States by providing community-based solar power to underserved American households.

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Paolo
Stufano

Climate Fellow
EggPlant

Bold Idea

Eliminate the concept of waste and traditional plastic pollution by reusing wastewater to produce high-performance bioplastics.

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Jason
Terrell

Black Male Achievement Fellow
Profound Gentlemen

Bold Idea

Increase the number of impactful and influential role models for black male students by recruiting and developing black men to be schoolteachers.

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Sarah
Toumi

Climate Fellow
Acacias for All

Bold Idea

Combat desertification and dwindling water resources in Tunisia by introducing new holistic farming approaches.

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Amy
Vreeland

Global Fellow
TrueSchool Studio

Bold Idea

Expand the innovation potential of frontline educators by partnering with schools, districts, and organizations to enable innovative educators to redesign classrooms, schools, and systems.

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Rose
Wang

Climate Fellow
Six Foods

Bold Idea

Reduce environmental degradation caused by livestock farming by encouraging mainstream consumption of insects.

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Benje
Williams

Global Fellow
Amal Academy

Bold Idea

Empower marginalized youth in Pakistan to rediscover and realize their professional dreams by developing their business skills, values, and confidence.

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Muhammad
Zidani

Global Fellow
Duroos 800+

Bold Idea

Close the achievement gap in the marginalized Arab community in Israel by preparing students for higher education using culturally adapted methodology.

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