Andrew Youn On Echoing Green Blog

From Forbes to NPR, Echoing Green Fellows from 1992 to the class of 2013 Fellows are recognized as innovators and leaders. Here are some of their top stories from recent weeks.

The MasterCard Foundation and One Acre Fund, founded by 2006 Fellow Andrew Youn, announced a $10 million partnership that will expand access to financial services and training for smallholder farmers in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi.

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.

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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From the New York Times to NPR, Echoing Green Fellows are recognized as innovators and leaders. Here are eight of their top stories from recent weeks. Read more.


Over and over again, research—and results—are proving that women are good investments. Now, it’s our responsibility, as a community of investors, mentors, and leaders, to do more than just take notice.Read more.



Last week nine social enterprises came together for a four-day retreat in Kenya. Since Echoing Green Fellows spend most of their time deep in the trenches of operational execution, this was a great chance to step back, reflect and recharge. Sanergy reports back.


In The Last Hunger Season, journalist and hunger activist Roger Thurow chronicles a year in the life of four Kenyan farmers participating in the One Acre Fund, a social venture started by 2006 Echoing Green Fellow Andrew Youn. Read More.


2011 Echoing Green Fellows and co-founders of Sanergy, David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni, visit Andrew Youn, 2006 Fellow and founder of One Acre Fund, in Kenya, to learn more about their operations, challenges, and successes.Read more.

In just six years of operation, One Acre Fund has grown to serve 125,000 farm families and is more than doubling in size every year. Read more.

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