Fellows On Echoing Green Blog

Summer of Social Entrepreneurship
It seems like everywhere we turn, there's another incredible opportunity for our Fellows. So much so, Echoing Green is declaring the summer of 2012 the "Summer of Social Entrepreneurship." Read more.

South Asia as a Hub for Social Entrepreneurship
South Asia is rapidly growing as a hub for social entrepreneurship, but how can we translate this momentum to other parts of the world? Read more.


Echoing Green Fellow Kennedy Odede delivered Wesleyan’s senior commencement address with a riveting seven minute speech that ended with all 713 graduates repeating after him to “Promise to champion hope throughout the world.”Read more.

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
Echoing Green chaplain Jasmine Beach-Ferrara contemplates what moves people not just to care, but also to act. Read more.


2009 Echoing Green Fellow Eric Glustrom is helping high school students in Uganda become the country’s next generation of socially responsible leaders. Read more.

Founded by 2008 Echoing Green Fellows, Nathan Sigworth and Taylor Thompson, PharmaSecure uses mobile technology to reduce the sale of counterfeit drugs. Here's a look at their work in the field. Read more.

Cheryl Dorsey, Barbara Bush, Gabi Zedlmayer, and Courtney Martin are just a few of the many women driving social change around the world. Read more.

The recent Echoing Green Fellowship regional retreat in South Africa was game-changing. We went in with the intention of building community, showcasing innovation and developing infrastructure to support social entrepreneurs in Africa. What actually happened was so much more.

According to the World Health Organization, 25 percent of medicines consumed in developing countries could be counterfeit or substandard. A $200 billion industry, counterfeit drugs cost little to manufacture and clearly result in huge profits.

This week President Obama announced the appointment of Cecilia Muñoz as Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House. Ms. Muñoz, in her new role, will oversee policy-making on a range of domestic issues, including education, energy and health care. "Over the past three years, Cecilia has been a trusted adviser who has demonstrated sound judgment day in and day out," Mr. Obama said in a statement. "Cecilia has done an extraordinary job working on behalf of middle-class families, and I'm confident she'll bring the same unwavering dedication to her new position."

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