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March 24, 2014

#EGFellows Making Headlines, March 2014

Time and again, Echoing Green Fellows show the power of using what they've got to carry out truly impactful work. Many look to their own personal experiences and challenges to refine how they approach a problem, like Josh Sommer, who founded the Chordoma Foundation after his own diagnosis to more efficiently push research advances into treatment options. Others transform their talents into a vehicle to innovately address the issue they've chosen to own, like Toni Blackman, who uses her artistry to foster human development and social responsiblity in others. But don't take our word for it—continue reading for the latest news and press about Echoing Green Fellows. 

Hip Hop Puts America In A Good Light Through The State Department's Cultural Ambassador Program
Toni Blackman is the United States' first hip hop ambassador, providing programming that showcases hip hop's contribution to the world.
The Man Working to Cure His Own Cancer
Josh Sommer founded the Chordoma Foundation to address barriers to chordoma research and accelerate the pace of research and treatment development.
The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Dedicated to Social Good  
David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni's Sanergy creates affordable sanitation centers and entrepreneurial opportunity in informal urban settlements.
Biz-School Courses Focus on Giving Back
Donnel Baird's social entrepreneurial path since business school is an increasingly common experience; more b-schools offer programs for students looking to pair business skills with social enterprise.
Rey Faustino of One Degree on NBC News
Bay Area Company Seeks to Revolutionize Social Services Space 
Rey Faustino's One Degree simplifies the search for effective social services by offering a simplified tech-based solution for connecting families and individuals to reliable resources.
Clean It Up
Bilikiss Adebiyi founded Wecyclers, which collects recyclables and promotes waste reduction in Lagos, Nigeria, where "only 13% of recyclable materials is salvaged."