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Mayor Angel Taveras Wins Bloomberg Mayors Challenge for Providence Children

Two decades after his Echoing Green Fellowship, Mayor Angel Taveras is strengthening his city’s future by investing in its children through innovative and impactful ways. Read More.

How a Break Dancer Finds Purpose Fighting Negative Stereotypes

This story is part of Heart at Work, a monthly series produced by Idealist.org and Echoing Green, in which we tilt the spotlight towards everyday people doing extraordinary work that makes the world a better place. Read more.

Announcing the 2013 Semi-Finalists

Echoing Green is proud to announce the Semi-Finalists for the 2013 Echoing Green and Black Male Achievement Fellowships. After reviewing close to 3,000 submissions, we've invited 444 applicants to the next phase of the due diligence process. See the complete list of Semi-Finalists.

Building on a History of Black Social Innovators

the Forefront

Over the last 25 years, Echoing Green has invested in many black social innovators doing important work to continue the legacy of social change in the black community.

Launching the New Work on Purpose Curriculum

I was setting up for a workshop at a careers conference in Madison, Wisconsin two weeks ago when a goateed gentleman sauntered into the room and asked me, “So, what does Work on Purpose do?” Read more.

To Change the World, Fear Means Go

It's exactly the advice your mother didn't give you, unless your mom was a rule-breaker like my mine. Fear means go. This was one of my mom's favorite principles.

Entrepreneurship and the Forefront

What We’re Noticing About 2013 Applicants

How a Veteran Teacher Stays Committed to Social Change

This story is part of Heart at Work, a monthly series produced by Idealist.org and Echoing Green, in which we tilt the spotlight towards everyday people doing extraordinary work that makes the world a better place. Read more.

New Report from Blue Engine Visualizes Achievements in Education

Blue Engine’s recently released impact infographic gives us a chance to deep dive into not only how the organization is measuring success, but what data they are collecting to do it. From the characteristics of students they are reaching, to the ratio of students to BETAs, to the marked shift in test scores over the past two years, the report uses a mix of compelling visuals and strict numbers to give us a picture of the impact Blue Engine is achieving. Read more.

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