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February 26, 2018

Social Impact Headlines: February 2018

Take a look at these headlines to put more social impact news on your radar, and join us to debate about, question, and share what’s new in social change.

This month's headlines include social impact news from SSIR, Glamour, and The Washington Post.

25 black founders and VCs to watch in 2018

PitchBook | Feb. 21, 2018
Kathryn Finney '16, founder of digitalundivided, and Laura Weidman Powers '13, co-founder of Code2040, were featured in PitchBook's 2018 list of rising black founders and venture capitalists.

The World's Most Innovative Companies 2018

Fast Company | Feb. 20, 2018
Farmerline, founded by Alloysius Attah '14 and Emmanuel Owusu Addai '14, was named Fast Company's second most innovative company in the Africa sector.

Advancing Human Reforms to Immigration Detention

The James Irvine Foundation | February 2018
Chistina Fialho '12 and Christina Mansfield '13, founders of Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), were awarded the 2018 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. The Foundation will provide CIVIC with a grant of $200,000 to support their work.

Watch: These Future Attorneys Are Skipping Law School

The Root | Feb. 16, 2018
Rachel Johnson-Farias '17, founder of Esq. Apprentice, is featured in The Root. Esq. Apprentice is providing a pipeline to a career as an attorney without law school and without debt.

Lawsuit challenges Trump's rollback of guidance on campus sexual violence

The Washington Post | Jan. 25, 2018
SurvJustice, founded by Laura Dunn '15, filed a lawsuit, along with Equal Rights Advocates and the Victim Rights Law Center, against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education, and Candice Jackson, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, to strike down the Trump administration’s Title IX policy.

Meet the Women Battling The Obesity Crisis in the Black Community, One Half-Hour Walk at a Time

Glamour | Jan. 23, 2018
T. Morgan Dixon '13 and Vanessa Garrison '13, co-founders of GirlTrek, are featured in the January issue of Glamour magazine. GirlTrek is the largest health nonprofit for black women in the U.S., with more than 100,000 participants pounding the pavement in chapters across the country.

Early-stage Entrepreneurs Can Drive New Social Movements

SSIR | Jan. 19, 2018
Cheryl Dorsey authored a piece as part of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation's series on SSIR, The Urgency of Now: Supporting Early-stage Entrepreneurs. The article features the work of T. Morgan Dixon '13, Vanessa Garrison '13, Gina Clayton '14, Fagan Harris '14, and Sarah Hemminger '09.

Laura Dunn '15, founder of SurvJustice, speaking to press after filing suit against the Trump Administration to stop the Department of Education’s Title IX policy. Photo courtesy of SurvJustice.