Summer of Social Entrepreneurship
Wow, we collectively thought, social entrepreneurs have been quite busy this summer. It seems like everywhere we turn, there's another incredible opportunity for our Fellows. So much so, Echoing Green is declaring the summer of 2012 the "Summer of Social Entrepreneurship."
Here's what we are talking about:
NBC News follows President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they visit Building Tomorrow (George Srour, 2007).
The Huffington Post explores how Mercado Global (Ruth Degolia and Benita Singh, 2004) went from a small Yale dorm business to an international social enterprise.
The Boston Herald highlights the early successes of NBA Math Hoops (Khalil Fuller, 2012 Black Male Achievement Fellow).
Mark Hecker (2011) talks to sir.tv about what keeps him energized and inspired.
The New York Times commemorates the launch of the new retail space at Hot Bread Kitchen (Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez, 2008).
Salif Niang (2011) tells sir.tv how he plans to disrupt Mali's entire agricultural industry.
The New York Times publishes an op-ed by 2012 Black Male Achievement Fellow Donnel Baird about stop and frisk police procedure.
Piyush Tewari's (2012) Supreme Court Petition makes the front page of The Times of India.
Nathan Sigworth (2008) is named one of Inc. Magazines 30 under 30.
Gemma Bulos (2007) is named one of AlertNet's Top 10 Water Trailblazers.
Cheryl Dorsey (Echoing Green president and 1992 Fellow) is inducted into the Social Venture Network’s Hall of Fame.
InVenture (Shivani Siroya and Bonnie Oliva, 2011) is named one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek. Other Fellow nominees included Echoing Green-supported Carbon Lighthouse and Frogtek.
REACHING BIG MILESTONES
Generation Schools (Furman Brown, 2004) celebrates its second graduating class, and the African Leadership Academy (Christopher Bradford and Frederick Swaniker, 2006) celebrates their third graduating class.
Teach For America (Wendy Kopp, 1991) celebrates the largest incoming Latino corps in TFA’s 23-year history.
Blue Engine (Nick Ehrmann, 2010) publishes a photo gallery of an inspiring second year.
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