Kalimah Priforce is a determined man. Maybe it’s the second syllable in his surname or maybe it has to do with where he comes from: Kalimah grew up with his younger brother in a Bed-Stuy group home, staging a hunger strike there at age eight to get more books onto the premises.
While we’ve had the opportunity to review thousands of business plans of those appying to our Fellowship Program—addressing as many social issues, communities, and geographies—what holds consistent across the most successful applications are the qualities and traits of their leaders.
Each application cycle, our Fellowship and Knowledge Management teams work together to sift through thousands of Fellowship applications so that we can compare them in aggregate with submissions from previous years.
2008 Fellow Elizabeth Scharpf has a dry wit, a sanguine outlook, and an unordinary perspective on what is possible. She's putting these qualities to work changing the dialog, and the market, around big taboos.
As part of Echoing Green’s commitment to continually deepening support to our Fellows, we travel around the world to gain a better understanding of the environment in which these social innovators operate. Courtney and Min traveled to India in November.
From The San Francisco Chronicle to Reuters, Echoing Green Fellows from 1992 to the newly-minted class of 2013 Fellows are recognized as innovators and leaders. Here are some of their top stories from recent weeks.