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August 17, 2017

Social Impact Headlines: August 2017

Take a look at these headlines to put more social impact news on your radar, and join us to debate about, question, and share what’s new in social change.

This month's headlines include Fellows in The New York Times, Fast Company, and Black Enterprise.

Meet David Auerbach, an Entrepreneur Bringing Toilets and Clean Water to Kenya

Global Citizen | Aug. 9, 2017
David Auerbach '11, co-founder of Sanergy, is a recipient of the inaugural Global Citizen Accelerator Award. Josh Nesbit '10 is also a 2017 recipient.

How America Can Cut the U.S. Prison Population in Half

WNYC | Aug. 8, 2017
Glenn Martin '14, founder of JustLeadershipUSA, is working to cut the U.S. prison population, which is 2.3 million, in half by 2030.

Don’t Weaken Title IX Campus Sex Assault Policies

The New York Times | Aug. 3, 2017
Laura Dunn '15, founder of SurvJustice, urges the U.S. Department of Justice to protect Title IX policies and ensure the safety of college students.

This entrepreneur says health care for all starts with keeping local talent

PBS News Hour | Aug. 3, 2017
Christopher Ategeka '13 is using his influence to recruit health professionals to work in underserved parts of Africa.

Dr. Raj Panjabi Goes the Last Mile in Liberia

The New York Times | July 31, 2017
Raj Panjabi '11, co-founder of Last Mile Health, talks about his work training thousands of community health workers to serve in some of the most remote communities in Liberia.

Farmers are the secret ingredient for Ghana’s most innovative startups

Quartz | July 24, 2017
Kwami Williams '14 and Emily Cunningham '14, co-founders of MoringaConnect and Alloysius Attah'14 and Emmanuel Owusu Addai '14, co-founders of Farmerline are featured in Quartz.

These Projects Are Using Art To Fight The Prison Industrial Complex

Fast Company | July 20, 2017
Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, co-founded by Deanna Van Buren '16 and Kyle Rawlins '16, and The Laundromat Project, co-founded by Risë Wilson '04 and Tameka Robinson '04, are highlighted for their artistic projects that are making deep social impact.

BE Modern Man: Meet “Mr. Head of Class” Ian V. Rowe

Black Enterprise | July 18, 2017
Ian Rowe '93, founder of TEACH! and current CEO of Public Prep, details his social impact journey.

Deanna Van Buren '16, co-founder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces