One clear way to drive change is to invest in leaders who have a direct connection to the communities they serve.
#EGFellows Making Headlines, March 2014
Time and again, Echoing Green Fellows show the power of using what they've got to carry out truly impactful work. Many look to their own personal experiences and challenges to refine how they approach a problem, like Josh Sommer, who founded the Chordoma Foundation after his own diagnosis to more efficiently push research advances into treatment options. Others transform their talents into a vehicle to innovately address the issue they've chosen to own, like Toni Blackman, who uses her artistry to foster human development and social responsiblity in others. But don't take our word for it—continue reading for the latest news and press about Echoing Green Fellows.
Toni Blackman is the United States' first hip hop ambassador, providing programming that showcases hip hop's contribution to the world.
David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni's Sanergy creates affordable sanitation centers and entrepreneurial opportunity in informal urban settlements.
Rey Faustino's One Degree simplifies the search for effective social services by offering a simplified tech-based solution for connecting families and individuals to reliable resources.
Entrepreneurs face unequal challenges even before getting in an investor's door. Data illustrates disparities in the social innovation sector.
Echoing Green focuses on finding stellar individuals who can carry their ideas and explain why they have what it takes to succeed.