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January 12, 2018

Social Impact Headlines: January 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 TED, Forbes, and SSIR.

Meet the TED Fellows

TED | Jan. 10, 2018
Laura Dunn '15, founder of SurvJustice, and Kotchakorn Voraakhom '17, founder of Porous City Network, were selected to be 2018 TED Fellows.

This Social Entrepreneur Built An Organization To Serve The Youth Others Reject

Forbes | Jan. 9, 2018
Rob Gitin '97 launched At The Crossroads 20 years ago. Today, the organization serves about 1,200 of the 4,000 homeless youth in San Francisco, CA.

One Complex Problem, 3 Simple Strategies: What research reveals about gender and racial discrimination

Chicago Booth | Dec. 11, 2017
Chicago Booth's Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation surveyed and researched organizations, including Echoing Green, to identify starting points and strategies for tackling discrimination within selection processes.

How to run better events for social entrepreneurs

Pioneers Post | Dec. 11, 2017 is building community within the social entrepreneurship event space to increase diversity, environmental impact, and the measurable outcomes for social entrepreneurship convenings.

Cincinnati Startup Shows What Gentrification Looks Like When Locals Benefit

Forbes | Dec. 15, 2017
The team at MORTAR, co-founded by Derrick Braziel '17 and Allen Woods '17, are fostering entrepreneurship in underserved neighborhoods in downtown Cincinnati, OH.

How Made In Brownsville Is Tackling Youth Unemployment

Forbes | Dec. 15, 2017
Quardean Lewis-Allen '16, founder of Made in Brownsville, is linking young people with passions in architecture and design to the professionals in those careers who can help them succeed.

Premier Health contributes $400K to new grocery store in Dayton

Dayton Business Journal | Dec. 14, 2017
Gem City Market, a grocery store coordinated by the Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative, founded by Lela Klein '17, received a $400K grant from Premier Health. Gem City Market will provide new jobs and access to fresh food in Dayton, OH.

Halcyon Incubator Cohort 8: Spring 2018

Halcyon Incubator | Dec. 14, 2017
Ankit Agarwal '17, co-founder of Help Us Green, and Tony Weaver, Jr. '16, founder of Weird Enough Productions, were selected for Halcyon Incubator's eighth cohort.

Paid In Full

SSIR | Dec. 5, 2017
Dorian O. Burton and Brian C.B. Barnes, co-founders of TandemEd and 2016 Echoing Green Fellowship Finalists, propose a "paid in full" investment strategy, which "aims to dismantle the forces perpetuating poverty" through a holistic approach requiring partnerships between community, government, private, and philanthropic organizations.

Quardean Lewis-Allen '16 founded Made in Brownsville, a creative agency that links young people with passions in architecture and design to the professionals in those careers who can help them succeed.