Rebecca Heller On Echoing Green Blog

During the Iraq war, the U.S. military relied heavily on local interpreters who risked their lives standing shoulder-to-shoulder with American troops. This mission-critical cooperation made the interpreters and their families targets for extreme anti-American violence during and after the conflict.

From The Washington Post to Fast Company, 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.

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.

Locked in a passionate struggle for prisoners' human rights, pausing in her mission was the last thing Sarah Belal planned to do. But by taking the time to notice and learn from her mistakes, she gained not only confidence in how to move forward, but also an unexpected community of support. Read more.