Bringing about dramatic and lasting social change requires lifelong leadership and learning lessons along the way.
Echoing Green focuses on finding stellar individuals who can carry their ideas and explain why they have what it takes to succeed.
One clear way to drive change is to invest in leaders who have a direct connection to the communities they serve.
Van Jones on the Echoing Green Blog
We need leadership that reflects the diversity of the communities we seek to influence. In several of our Black Male Achievement Fellows, we saw enterprising social innovators who have fresh ideas to scale the environmental movement by empowering their communities to be the agents for change. Read More.
Over the last 25 years, Echoing Green has invested in many black social innovators doing important work to continue the legacy of social change in the black community, including Earl Phalen ('93, pictured), Van Jones (EG '94), Orlando Watkins ('95), Rise Wilson ('04), and Rafiq Kalam Id-Din ('07). Read more.
In December, over 300 Echoing Green Fellows, former colleagues, and supporters gathered in New York City to learn from each other and to find ways to collaborate. Read More.
Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking. This past week: reflecting on next steps, getting out of the way of innovation, and an in-depth look at challenges and potential of hybrid social ventures.Read more.
1994 Echoing Green Fellow Van Jones, best selling author and formerly part of the Obama White House, continues to drive positive economic change through his fourth social venture.Read more.
Echoing Green's Fellows continue to shake the world. Here's a run-down of recent news and accolades: