Echoing Green Blog

Working in the education field has never been for the faint of heart—whether on the frontlines as a classroom teacher, or behind the scenes; working the field takes passion, drive, and commitment. But we’ve also seen a lot of shake-up in the industry recently. With the rise of massive open online courses (MOOC) and other new tech disruptors, the entire sector is being reexamined.

Throughout our twenty-fifth anniversary year, we've been exploring the connections between the pioneering work of our earliest Fellows and the newest innovations of our 2013 class. So before you slip out for the weekend, take a moment to learn about the changes these Fellows have brought about in this world, and the work yet to be done!

Akin to what a business plan is to financial return, the Impact Blueprint is to social return: it provides a roadmap of how the organization’s activities are expected to deliver the desired social and/or environmental impact by making use of certain inputs and resources.

From USA Today to NPR, Echoing Green Fellows from 1992 to the newly-minted class of 2013 Fellows are recognized as innovators and leaders. Here are twelve of their top stories from recent weeks.

To radically redefine the sense of what is possible for young black men, 2012 BMA Fellow Neil Phillips seeks to reframe notions of success and failure. He’s also found it a constant effort to keep those notions consistent in his own life.

As we enter into our second year of our partnership with the Open Society Foundations to support the 2013 Black Male Achievement Fellows, we are reminded at the essential nature of collaboration and commitment between organizations working towards similar goals. Read more.

We are honored to be partnering with one of the organizations that has paved the way for our own work. Newman’s Own Foundation is powering, in part, our Fellows working beyond the U.S., offering resources and reach to help build the influence of Echoing Green. Read more.

Over the past twenty-five years, we have seen our Fellows inspire, mentor and partner with one another building upon the impact of Fellows that have come before them. This new class of 2013 Echoing Green and Black Male Achievement Fellows is no exception.

Carbon Lighthouse is working to swing perspectives from skepticism to optimism, in order to reverse carbon emissions and stand as a beacon for positive social change.

When it comes to language, context is everything. While ENGLISH @ WORK trains immigrant employees in the language of their workplace, the organization itself is learning to speak the language that communicates its value to a range of its own supporters. Read more.


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