Stories On Echoing Green Blog

“When you give these 11, 12, 13 year old kids a chance to work with a rocket scientist and launch rockets, or chance to work with lawyers to argue a mock trial in front of a federal judge, it is a life changing experience.”

“I didn’t realize that coming to the U.S.-Mexico border, I was coming to a disaster scene.”

"What they were doing to this family was so incredible that I knew I'd be dedicated to this cause for the rest of my life."

“For many of the women that come to Hot Bread Kitchen, we’re the first job where they can branch out outside of their community or outside of the domestic sphere.”

“We trek to heal our bodies, to inspire our girls in our communities, and to reclaim the streets of our neighborhood.”

“When I left those folks behind, I promised myself that one day, I would do my best to circle back and help Americans understand the impact of its current policies.”

“Sports had a huge impact on my life, and it was the coaches that changed my life trajectory. So my thought was—let’s teach these kids to coach.”

“By getting these students into these tech jobs, we have real opportunity to lift individuals, families, and communities out of poverty.”

“We ask what we believe is the next greatest generation to come to a frontier of American change and make a difference in one of America’s greatest cities.”

“I thought, if we could make a sneaker that kids could customize by programming it, that’s something I knew my kids would love to do.”