Wendy Kopp On Echoing Green Blog

Throughout our twenty-fifth anniversary year, we've been exploring the connections between the pioneering work of our earliest Fellows and the newest innovations of our 2013 class. So before you slip out for the weekend, take a moment to learn about the changes these Fellows have brought about in this world, and the work yet to be done!

Last night, past and present generations of Fellows like Wendy Kopp, Angel Taveras, Sasha Chanoff, Vikram Akula, and Chris Bradford poignantly brought to life the power of the Echoing Green community. Read more.

Blue Engine’s recently released impact infographic gives us a chance to deep dive into not only how the organization is measuring success, but what data they are collecting to do it. From the characteristics of students they are reaching, to the ratio of students to BETAs, to the marked shift in test scores over the past two years, the report uses a mix of compelling visuals and strict numbers to give us a picture of the impact Blue Engine is achieving. Read more.

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.

Congrats to the thirty social entrepreneurs featured in Forbes’ Impact 30 list of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Echoing Green is thrilled to see six of our Fellows as well as board member Andrew Kassoy on the list of leaders in social change.

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Echoing Green's Fellows continue to shake the world. Here's a run-down of recent news and accolades:

Teach For America marked a significant milestone this past weekend in Washington, DC. The organization celebrated 20 years of bringing young, passionate graduates into low-income, and underserved schools around the United States. TFA has grown from 500 people in its first corps, to more than 8,200 just in this year alone and is now serving 39 rural and urban regions around the country.

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