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September 26, 2016

Social Impact Headlines: September 26, 2016

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 week's headlines include Fellows at the White House, taking the stage at SXSW Eco, and identity-based education.

Why This Tech Startup Powerhouse Is Now Taking on the White House
Fortune | September 2, 2016
Laura Weidman Powers '13 is working as a senior policy adviser at the White House to address the diversity gap in the tech industry through hiring efforts and entrepreneurship support for people of color in the United States.

Liberia Ministry of Health and Last Mile Health Receive Integrating Community Health Award Through USAID & UNICEF
Last Mile Health | August 16, 2016

Raj Panjabi '11 and his work with Last Mile Health in Liberia is making a huge impact – just this month President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf launched the country’s first national community health worker initiative, scaling LMH’s model nationally.

Quarterly Process Updates
Building Tomorrow | June 30, 2016
George Srour '07 and Building Tomorrow will open 30 new schools next fiscal year in Uganda thanks to a newly approved budget of 1.7 billion UGX from the Ministry of Education.

Kenya’s Eneza Education passes 1m user mark
Disrupt Africa | August, 30 2016
Kago Kagichiri '14 and Toni Maraviglia '14 and their organization, Eneza Education, announced they passed their 1 millionth online learner last month!

2016 Startup Showcase Finalists
SXSW Eco | August 2016
Zoe Wong '16, Steve Moilanen '15, Steph Speirs '15 and Bilikiss Adebiyi '13 will take the stage as finalists at SXSW Eco’s Startup Showcase Finalists.

Here Is How Identity-Based Education Changes Lives
News One | August 2016
Jacob Allen '16 co-founded PilotEd, a nonprofit teaching students of color from a low-income community to embrace their identity and to pilot their lives toward success.

White House Veterans Comedy Show
ASAP | September 2016

Sam Pressler '15 and the Armed Services Arts Partnership is hosting a Veterans Comedy Show at The White House next month, featuring eight of ASAP’s comedy bootcamp alumni.

A Call for Inclusive Entrepreneurship
SSIR | August 31, 2016
Data from Echoing Green provides insights into the funding disparities many entrepreneurs face from the start and what we need to do to meet leaders where they are.

2013 Echoing Green Fellow Laura Weidman Powers.
Go Deeper

"There have been a couple of stretches when I’ve been working for a more traditional, for-profit company, it’s always been with an eye toward, ‘What skills do I need to gain so I can be more effective in creating impact?'

Words of Note from Laura Weidman Powers '13, founder of CODE204

Read more on Fortune.