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February 27, 2015

#EGFellows Making Headlines February 2015

Last month, we kicked off our Bold in Action series to showcase the commitment to #BigBoldChange among members of our Fellow community. These leaders are forming new pathways to making the world more just, and each Monday, we eagerly anticipate being inspired by their stories. Every week, meet audacious problem solvers like Glenn MartinFagan Harris, Marquis Taylor, Kalimah Priforce,  Laura Weidman-Powers, and Momo Akade, founder of Gigabryte, who says “I always wanted to transform learning. I always wanted to make sure that kids everywhere had access to the educational opportunities that I would later have. And I actually get to do that now, and I’m actually changing lives because of it.” Stay tuned for more Bold in Action to hear the stories of the next wave of social innovators, and explore the headlines our Fellows are making below.

Sasha Charnoff
Andrew Youn
Shake Shack IPO Is Charity's Gain
Share Our Strength, founded by 1991 Global Fellow Bill Shore, received $1 million from food giant Shake Shack to help put an end to childhood hunger in America.
World's Most Innovative Companies
Organizations founded by Echoing Green Fellows Andrew YounNina Dudnik, Kago Kagichiri and Toni Maraviglia, were named top innovators worldwide.
Jessica Mayberry
Karim Abouelnaga
US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia
Natalie Fields, 2009 Global Fellow and founder of Accountability Counsel, is representing Liberian laborers in a case against the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for failure of due diligence.
How Beyond-the-Grid Solar Firms and Lenders Can Make Better Use of Capital
Daniel Tomlinson, 2012 Global Fellow and founder of Frontier Markets, explains how the beyond-the-grid industry can continue to grow and increase capital.
Avnish Gungadurdoss of Instiglio
Vineet Singal
2015 Forbes India 30 Under 30 List
Abhishek Choudhary and Saransh Vaswani, 2014 Global Fellows and founders of SAAJHA, were recognized for reforming education in India’s public schools through community leadership.
2015  TED Fellows & Senior Fellows
Trang Tran, 2014 Climate Fellow and founder of Fargreen, received a 2015 TED Fellowship for strengthening local Vietnamese communities by addressing social and environmental challenges through the promotion of sustainable farming practices.

Photo Credits: Natalie Fields courtesy of Accountability Counsel; Bill Shore courtesy of No Kid Hungry