Meet the 2012 Echoing Green Fellows



After a rigorous six-month evaluation process, Echoing Green is thrilled to unleash thirty-six visionaries with ideas so bold and convictions so strong they could shake the world.

These game-changing ideas include creating a community-driven emergency medical response system in India; fortifying staple flours with micronutrients in Kenya; providing legal counsel for death row prisoners in Pakistan; using social media to find affordable healthcare in the United States; empowering African-American college students to be leaders in the green jobs movement; and building an accessible distribution platform for high-quality products for rural communities in China.

This year’s Fellowship class is uniquely comprised of both traditional Echoing Green Fellows and an inaugural group of Black Male Achievement Fellows who were identified by Echoing Green in partnership with the Open Society Foundations.

Like the more than 500 Echoing Green Fellows who came before them, these solutionists strive to spark social movements. But they can’t do it alone. These Fellows need your help to confront the biggest social problems facing the world.

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2012 Echoing Green Fellows

CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

CIVIC
Christina M. Fialho
Christina Mansfield

Ending the isolation of migrants in civil detention across the United States.

 

IFOSTER
Serita Cox


Supplying at-risk foster care youth with tools to become successful, independent adults.

 

JUSTICE PROJECT PAKISTAN
Sarah Belal

Representing the poorest prisoners facing the harshest punishments in Pakistan.

 

POVERTY ALLEVIATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

AYZH
Zubaida Bai



Developing affordable health technologies for women in rural India.

 

FRONTIER MARKETS
Ajaita Shah
Daniel Tomlinson

Delivering clean and safe energy to rural India.

 

IDINSIGHT
Esther Wang
Neil Buddy Shah


Ensuring the effectiveness of international development programs.

 

MYAGRO
Anushka Ratnayake



Using mobile technology to increase the harvests of small-scale African farmers.

REGALII
Edrizio De La Cruz
Juan Maldonado

Replacing traditional remittances with SMS e-gift cards for local retails in Latin America.

 

VERA SOLUTIONS
Taylor Downs


Improving social impact organizations' monitoring, evaluation, and management capabilities.

 

XINFUGO GROUP
Ying Chen


Distributing safe and effective products to rural communities in China.

EDUCATION

AVANTI FELLOWS
Krishna Ramkumar
Akshay Saxena

Removing the economic and social barriers to attending top colleges in India.

 

MEDHA
Byomkesh Mishra
Christopher Turillo

Providing employability training and leadership mentoring to India's college graduates.

 

ONE DEGREE
Rey Faustino


Connecting families to poverty-fighting resources through a web database and mobile app of social services.

 

SPRINGBOARD COLLABORATIVE
Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Transforming summer from a barrier to a catalyst in closing the youth literacy gap.

FOOD, AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT

FARM COMMONS
Rachel Hannah Armstrong


Providing sustainable farmers in America with proactive legal counsel.

 

HEALTHY FOOD SYSTEMS
Winstone Edward Odhiambo

Fortifying staple flours with micronutrients in Africa.

 

STG INTERNATIONAL
Matthew S. Orosz


Creating sustainable energy solutions for the developing world that simultaneously mitigate climate change.

 

STOCKBOX GROCERS
Carrie Ferrence
Jacqueline Gjurgevich

Improving access to fresh produce and grocery staples in urban food deserts.

HEALTHCARE

OKCOPAY
Touré McCluskey


Managing a search engine to help patients find affordable medical care.

 

SAVELIFE FOUNDATION
Piyush Tewari

Creating a community-driven emergency medical response system in India.

2012 Black Male Achievement Fellows

A.I.D.A.
Amaha Kassa


Launching a national network that provides direct services to immigrants.

 

BLOCPOWER
Donnel Baird


Creating jobs for black men by leveraging community-led solar and weatherization retrofits.

 

BROWN BOI PROJECT
Cole

Building the self-sufficiency of young LGBT people of color to shape a radical new vision of masculinity.

 

COACHING FOR CHANGE
Marquis Taylor

Developing a sports coaching-based leadership program for urban teens.

FIGHT FOR LIGHT
Markese Bryant
John Jordan

Empowering local black college students to be environmental leaders.

 

NBA MATH HOOPS
Khalil Fuller


Using the power of the NBA to improve math literacy among urban youth.

 

SCHOLARSHIP ACADEMY
Jessica Johnson

Designing a curriculum-based scholarship prep program.

 

VISIBLE MEN
Neil Phillips


Telling the untold stories of black male success in America.



Comments

Brilliant, inspiring, powerful. Thanks to all of you, and good luck!

What an inspiring group of people. I like their "game-changing" ideas and feel hopeful that a paradigm shift is happening in our world about what it means to be successful. Something beyond making a lot of money. And what if you could make a lot of money and change the world? Now that wouldn't be too bad either.........