#EGFellows Making Headlines, February 2014




Eric Glustrom, co-founder of Educate! and 30-Under-30 honoree, with program participants in Kampala, Uganda.

Echoing Green Fellows made an incredibly strong showing on Forbes Magazine's 30-Under-30 list this year. Each year, Forbes selects individuals across fifteen fields who have yet to reach their thirtieth birthday, but are making great strides to impact the world. This year, sixteen Echoing Green Fellows were chosen in recognition of their innovation, entrepreneurial spirits, and commitment to disrupting the status quo. In a true testament to the diverse talents of our Fellows, this year's list features Global and Black Male Achievement Fellows from the classes of 2008-2013, representing across the categories of social entrepreneurship, science and healthcare, and education. Congratulations to 2008 Fellow Josh Sommer, 2009 Fellows Esra'a Al Shafei, Julie Carney, and Eric Glustrom, 2010 Fellows Isaac Holeman, Josh Nesbit, Kennedy Odede, and David Schwartz, 2011 Fellows Joel Jackson and Raphael Rosen, 2012 Fellows Alejandro Gac-Artigas, Krishna Ramkumar, and Ajaita Shah, and 2013 Fellows Chris Ategeka, Khalil Fuller, and Kane Sarhan.

In the Media

Freelancers in the 'Gig Economy' Find a Mix of Freedom and Uncertainty
Sara Horowitz-led Freelancers Union has an ever-increasing membership, credited in large part due to the emergence of a "gig economy."
7 Things I wish All Americans Knew About Global Health
Barbara Bush hopes that by learning seven important facts about global health, readers can become more engaged in developing solutions.
Terrorism's Fertile Ground
In his op-ed, Kennedy Odede offers that fighting poverty and increasing economic opportunities for urban poor will do much more to limit the power of militant groups than fighting terrorism.
GirlTrek Sparks a New Health Movement in Church Basements Across America
Girl Trek, led by Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, is a key community partner in combating obesity across the country.
Hackathon Organizers Ask, Could a Smart Phone App Have Saved Trayvon?
Kalimah Priforce organized a hackathon in Oakland, California with a focus on community engagement on social issues related to black male achievement.
1 in 100: Race in Tech by the Numbers
Laura Weidman Powers, a LinkedIn Influencer,  explores race in the tech sector.

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