The Talent to Change the World

Echoing Green 2018 Social Impact Talent Report

Echoing Green’s annual Social Impact Talent Report highlights best-in-class social change leaders that we believe have the potential to launch bold new ideas for solving the most pressing and entrenched problems around the world.

We review thousands of applications each year in our search for the next class of Echoing Green Fellows. While only some of these dedicated entrepreneurs will go on to join our Fellow community, the talent represented in this list is hopeful, exciting, and inspiring.

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Gerald Abila
Gerald Abila BarefootLaw (Uganda)

Maximize innovations and technology to expand access to justice and law to under-served communities in Uganda by offering free legal assistance through mobile, online, seminars, and in-person consultations.

barefootlaw.org

Civil & Human Rights 2016
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Jacob Allen
Jacob Allen pilotED Schools (US)

Improve academic and life outcomes among students in Chicago by teaching a curriculum that develops a healthy personal identity within school students to be their own agents of achievement and change.

piloted.org

Education 2016
Brian Barnes
Brian Barnes TandemED (US)

Improve learning and academic outcomes for black youth enrolled in urban public schools by catalyzing their communities to design and deliver innovative educational opportunities.

tandemed.com

Education 2016
Sonia Ben Ali
Sonia Ben Ali Urban Refugees (Malaysia)

Dramatically improve the lives of urban refugees in developing countries by strengthening their community-based organizations, guiding humanitarian organizations in developing urban refugee programs, and advocating at the policy level for alternatives to refugee camps.

urban-refugees.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Priyanka Bista
Priyanka Bista KTK-BELT (Nepal)

End deforestation in Nepal by building a "vertical university" to teach conservation and maintain the biodiversity of the region.

belt-project.org

Education 2016
Dorian Burton
Dorian Burton TandemED (US)

Improve learning and academic outcomes for black youth enrolled in urban public schools by catalyzing their communities to design and deliver innovative educational opportunities.

tandemed.com

Education 2016
Paolo Campo
Paolo Campo Simulation for Collective Action (US)

Advance sustainable development goals and adaptation to climate change in urban environments by using tabletop and computer simulators to holistically engage citizens, businesses, and governments to detect vulnerabilities and opportunities.

sim4act.com

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2016
FELLOW
Etosha Cave
Etosha Cave Opus 12 (US)

Combat global carbon emissions by creating an artificial carbon cycle that uses metal catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels.

opus-12.com

Environment 2016
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Matt Dickson
Matt Dickson Eggpreneur Initiative (Kenya)

End the cycle of poverty in remote Kenyan rural communities by training women to produce, harvest, and bring to market quality fresh eggs.

eggpreneur.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Jomo Drew
Jomo Drew A Southern Delight (US)

Prevent recidivism and barriers to job access such as "Ban the Box" for formerly incarcerated black men by providing culinary training and employment on a food truck.

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
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Kathryn Finney
Kathryn Finney digitalundivided (US)

Foster economic development in communities of color by empowering black and Latina women tech entrepreneurs.

digitalundivided.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
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Nicholas Flanders
Nicholas Flanders Opus 12 (US)

Combat global carbon emissions by creating an artificial carbon cycle that uses metal catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels.

opus-12.com

Environment 2016
Ross Frenett
Ross Frenett Moonshot CVE (UK)

Counter global violent extremism through intervention, counter-messaging, and community resilience to steer extremists away from violence, undermine their ability to recruit, and reduce vulnerability.

MOONSHOTCVE.com

Civil & Human Rights 2016
David John Frenkil
David John Frenkil Centennial Generating Co. (Rwanda)

Create a sustainable consumer class in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing affordable, reliable and non-polluting power systems to corporate customers at no upfront cost.

CentennialGen.com

Environment 2016
Sudha Gollapudi
Sudha Gollapudi SunSpire (US)

Ensure electricity for lowest income communities in Haiti by financing and building community solar gardens.

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Rajeev Goyal
Rajeev Goyal KTK-BELT (Nepal)

End deforestation in Nepal by building a "vertical university" to teach conservation and maintain the biodiversity of the region.

belt-project.org

Education 2016
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Cory Greene
Cory Greene How Our Lives Link Altogether! (H.O.L.L.A!) (US)

Counter trauma from structural violence, mass incarceration, and police brutality of black men and boys by focusing on healing through organizing and advocacy.

holla-inc.com

Civil & Human Rights 2016
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Anurag Gupta
Anurag Gupta Be More America (US)

Eliminate unconscious bias in medical decision making by training healthcare professionals to apply evidence-based strategies that encourage mindfulness and cultural competency.

bemoreamerica.org

Health & Healthcare 2016
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Christa Hasenkopf
Christa Hasenkopf OpenAQ (US)

Enable powerful climate activism, journalism, policy, and science across the globe by building an open, real-time air quality data hub.

openaq.org

Environment 2016
Julia Hillengas
Julia Hillengas PowerCorpsUSA (US)

Reduce the risk of a lifetime of poverty for unemployed, under-educated young people by engaging them in sustainability-focused public service as a pathway to careers and self-empowerment across the U.S.

Education 2016
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Rebecca Hui
Rebecca Hui Roots Studio (India)

Increase artisan income while keeping village traditions in tact in India by digitizing local art, providing intellectual property education, and expanding market access.

rootsstudio.co

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Jonathan Kaufman
Jonathan Kaufman Advocates for Community Alternatives (Ghana)

Stop carbon-intensive foreign investment in West Africa by working with communities on alternative livelihoods plans, training them in advocacy, and developing networks of experts to support them.

Civil & Human Rights 2016
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Tumwebaze Khamutima
Tumwebaze Khamutima Young Farmers Coalition of Uganda (Uganda)

Expand employment opportunities for youth and ensure food security in Uganda by attracting young people into commercial farming.

yofaco.or.ug

Food & Agriculture 2016
Nolubabalo Kwayimani
Nolubabalo Kwayimani TheLadder ZA (South Africa)

Equip girls in rural South Africa to contribute to positive community development by providing STEM education and a platform to discuss and address local social issues.

Education 2016
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Mubarak Lawrence
Mubarak Lawrence Ones Up (US)

Drive economic growth in disadvantaged communities by helping young people uncover their interests and skills and guide them on their career path.

risingsons.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Dominique Lee
Dominique Lee South Ward Children's Alliance (US)

End generational poverty and improve life outcomes for youth in Newark, New Jersey by stabilizing families, implementing community-driven policy, and operating high-quality schools.

swcalliance.org

Education 2016
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Quardean Lewis-Allen
Quardean Lewis-Allen Made in Brownsville, Inc. (US)

Increase access to STEAM professions for the Brownsville community's youth by expanding their relevant experience in the innovation economy through apprenticeships on creative commissioned projects.

madeinbrownsville.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Laura Mack
Laura Mack Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance (US)

Accelerate climate resilience and sustainability efforts in Los Angeles by connecting and engaging community leaders to amplify collective impact.

ncsa.nationbuilder.com

Environment 2016
Alex Makalliwa
Alex Makalliwa AMR Group Limited (Kenya)

Reduce the economic barrier to viable electric-powered transportation in the developing world, and the carbon footprint of fast-growing economies, by developing a low-cost, electric-powered tuk-tuk and off-grid charging stations.

amr.co.ke

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
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Gary Mao
Gary Mao Roots Studio (India)

Increase artisan income while keeping village traditions in tact in India by digitizing local art, providing intellectual property education, and expanding market access.

totoexpress.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Sue Marshall
Sue Marshall Netzro, LLC (US)

Reduce greenhouse gases in the United States by diverting food waste from landfills using infrared drying technology reharvest valuable nutrients.

netzro.us

Environment 2016
Lesley Martinez Etherly
Lesley Martinez Etherly Contexture Media Network (US)

Change the negative portrayal of black men in the media by training and funding emerging independent black filmmakers to create content with positive narratives.

cntxtr.org

Arts & Culture 2016
Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore Simulation for Collective Action (US)

Advance sustainable development goals and adaptation to climate change in urban environments by using tabletop and computer simulators to holistically engage citizens, businesses, and governments to detect vulnerabilities and opportunities.

sim4act.com

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2016
Omo Moses
Omo Moses Math Talk (US)

Boost future academic success of black male preschoolers in middle- and low-resource communities by equipping parents, caregivers, and teachers with culturally-rich tools that support math and vocabulary skill development.

Education 2016
Ruth Mwangi
Ruth Mwangi Grassroots Economics Foundation (Kenya)

Transform participation in local economies across Africa by formalizing local debt structures and connecting them to markets with new community currencies.

grassrootseconomics.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Chinny Ogunro
Chinny Ogunro CarePoint (Nigeria)

Revitalize Nigeria's ailing health system through efficient aggregation and management of existing, underperforming healthcare facilities targeted at lower-income localities.

Health & Healthcare 2016
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Damon Packwood
Damon Packwood Gameheads (US)

Expand access to careers in the tech workforce to youth of color by teaching video game development skills, from coding and design, to animation, project management and idea creation.

gameheadsoakland.org

Education 2016
Sonya Passi
Sonya Passi FreeFrom (US)

Ensure both justice and freedom for survivors of domestic violence by holding their abusers financially accountable through civil litigation and advocacy.

freefrom.org

Civil & Human Rights 2016
Sylvia Paulot
Sylvia Paulot Safe (Madagascar)

Combat energy poverty and raise climate awareness in Madagascar by distributing clean energy products to households across the country.

Environment 2016
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Alex Peay
Alex Peay Ones Up (US)

Drive economic growth in disadvantaged communities by helping young people uncover their interests and skills and guide them on their career path.

risingsons.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
Theodore Perkins
Theodore Perkins Elizabeth Youth Theater Ensemble (US)

Reduce tension between youth and law enforcement by facilitating dialogue through artistic engagement and multimedia theatrical productions.

elizabethyouththeater.com

Arts & Culture 2016
Vidhya Ramalingam
Vidhya Ramalingam Moonshot CVE (UK)

Counter global violent extremism through intervention, counter-messaging, and community resilience to steer extremists away from violence, undermine their ability to recruit, and reduce vulnerability.

moonshotcve.com

Civil & Human Rights 2016
FELLOW
Kyle Rawlins
Kyle Rawlins Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (US)

Counter societal inequities evident in the dominant architectural models of courthouses and prisons by engaging communities in the design and development of buildings that integrate restorative justice, economics, education, and reentry housing.

designingjustice.com

Arts & Culture 2016
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Xiaoyuan (Charlene) Ren
Xiaoyuan (Charlene) Ren MyH2O (China)

Drive transparency and civic engagement to decrease water pollution in China by training a youth-led water testing network and launching an interactive platform to raise water awareness.

myh2o.org

Environment 2016
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Radwa Rostom
Radwa Rostom Hand Over (Egypt)

Create durable and resilient houses and community buildings in underprivileged communities by empowering architects, civil engineering students, and local residents using sustainable construction.

Environment 2016
Harold Roy
Harold Roy EPECARE Inc. (Haiti)

Revitalize the healthcare system in Haiti by improving hospital security systems and equipping non-clinical staff to be first responders and anti-domestic violence advocates.

epecare.org

Health & Healthcare 2016
William Ruddick
William Ruddick Grassroots Economics Foundation (Kenya)

Transform participation in local economies across Africa by formalizing local debt structures and connecting them to markets with new community currencies.

grassrootseconomics.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
FELLOW
Sebastian Sajoux
Sebastian Sajoux Arqlite SPC (Argentina)

Decrease carbon emissions and innovate the construction industry by recycling plastic waste into more sustainable and efficient building materials.

arqlite.rocks

Environment 2016
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Bessie Schwarz
Bessie Schwarz Cloud To Street (US)

Increase climate resilience for communities at greatest risk for flooding by delivering flood-risk maps created from global satellite imagery, social media intelligence, and cloud-computing.

CloudtoStreet.info

Environment 2016
Colin Seale
Colin Seale thinkLaw (US)

Foster critical thinking skills in students attending under-resourced schools by creating law-based curriculum for teachers to advance student achievement.

thinklaw.us

Education 2016
Alex Shoer
Alex Shoer Seeder Clean Energy, Inc. (China)

Reduce air pollution in China by launching an online marketplace for buildings to discover energy saving solutions, innovative financing models, and simple tools for efficient operations management.

seeder.cc

Environment 2016
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Christine Su
Christine Su PastureMap (US)

Improve carbon sequestration in soil, and help ranchers raise cattle on healthy grassland, by distributing digital grazing, soil, and rainfall records.

pasturemap.com

Environment 2016
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Aaron Tanaka
Aaron Tanaka Center for Economic Democracy (US)

Advance a new inclusive economy by building and supporting infrastructure that benefits low-income communities of color across the U.S.

newdemocracy.us

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016
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Beth Tellman
Beth Tellman Cloud to Street (US)

Increase climate resilience for communities at greatest risk for flooding by delivering flood-risk maps created from global satellite imagery, social media intelligence, and cloud-computing.

cloudtostreet.info

Environment 2016
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Nana Amma Twum-Danso
Nana Amma Twum-Danso MAZA (Ghana)

Solve the urgent medical transport shortage in rural Ghana by offering a rent-to-own motorized tricycle plan to local drivers in exchange for on-call ambulance service.

mazatransport.org

Health & Healthcare 2016
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Deanna Van Buren
Deanna Van Buren Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (US)

Counter societal inequities evident in the dominant architectural models of courthouses and prisons by engaging communities in the design and development of buildings that integrate restorative justice, economics, education, and reentry housing.

designingjustice.org

Arts & Culture 2016
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Charlotte Wang
Charlotte Wang EQuota Energy (China)

Help China achieve an energy-efficient and low-carbon future by employing software to analyze usage and generate actionable insights to lower businesses' consumption.

equotaenergy.com

Environment 2016
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Tony Weaver Jr.
Tony Weaver Jr. Weird Enough Productions (US)

Combat media misrepresentation by teaching media literacy and equipping black youth to produce and distribute multimedia content.

weirdenoughtv.com

Arts & Culture 2016
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Fredrik Wikholm
Fredrik Wikholm From Air (US)

Decelerate climate change and set a new global standard by producing climate-positive clothing with synthetic fibers made from methane emissions.

dedicatedinstitute.org

Environment 2016
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Zoe Wong
Zoe Wong Cerplus (US)

Reduce methane gas emissions from food waste by creating a B2B marketplace that connects discounted surplus produce to food businesses.

getcerplus.com

Food & Agriculture 2016
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Amina Yamusah
Amina Yamusah Our Bloc (BLOC) (US)

End cycles of poverty and marginalization for black communities by connecting black collegians, and providing resources and opportunities for their success.

ourbloc.co

Education 2016
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Fonta Gilliam
Fonta Gilliam Sou Sou (US)

Catalyze traditionally underbanked women-owned businesses by creating a global crowd banking platform for entrepreneurs to seed their own companies and fuel their own expansion.

banksousou.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016 2015
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Manik Jolly
Manik Jolly Grassroots and Rural Innovative Development (India)

End energy poverty in rural India by creating village-owned, financially-viable solar microgrids.

grid-india.net

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2016 2015
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Ankit Agarwal
Ankit Agarwal Helpusgreen (India)

Beat 'untouchability' by employing and training manual scavengers in India to convert the floral waste dumped in the Holy River Ganges from temples and mosques into proprietary products.

www.helpusgreen.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Azubuike Akunne
Azubuike Akunne NeuBite (US)

Eliminate food insecurity, eliminate preventable diseases, and make healthy eating a reality for all by offering healthy meal kits and supplemental health & wellness educational resources.

Food & Agriculture 2017
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Amanda Alexander
Amanda Alexander Detroit Justice Center (US)

Build equitable cities and remedy the impacts of incarceration in the U.S. by delivering community lawyering services, creating economic opportunities, and piloting Just City solutions.

Civil & Human Rights 2017
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Jack Amend
Jack Amend Web Neutral Project (US)

Reverse the runaway consumption of fossil fuels that powers the Internet today by certifying companies large and small with renewable energy solutions for their websites.

webneutralproject.com

Environment 2017
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Ngor Majak Anyieth
Ngor Majak Anyieth Education Bridge (South Sudan)

Create flourishing South Sudanese communities by developing a generation of peacemakers and transformational leaders.

education-bridge.org

Education 2017
Catherine Berman
Catherine Berman CNote (US)

Create a new generation of global financial products that are both democratized and tied intrinsically to social impact to unleash economic opportunity for our most underserved communities.

mycnote.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Simon Black
Simon Black ecotrack (US)

Help humans cut carbon by automatically tracking their carbon footprint, delivering personalized advice on how to shrink it, and rewarding them for living more sustainable lives.

ecotrack.me

Environment 2017
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Derrick Braziel
Derrick Braziel MORTAR/Brick Pop-up Shops (US)

Create thriving, economically diverse communities by enabling under-represented, minority entrepreneurs to access the tools and resources needed to start and scale their own businesses.

wearemortar.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
FELLOW
Angelo Campus
Angelo Campus BoxPower (US)

Increase the accessibility of renewable energy among low income off-grid communities by providing affordable containerized microgrids for no upfront capital cost.

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Georges Clement
Georges Clement JustFix.nyc (US)

Preserve affordable housing for low income urban communities by providing digital services that amplify local advocacy efforts and enable tenants to build well-documented legal cases.

justfix.nyc

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Bhaskar Deol
Bhaskar Deol Mynergy (India)

Fight climate change and help India's small and medium enterprises access clean energy by providing low cost solutions enabled by innovation in financing.

mynergy.in

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Arpit Dhupar
Arpit Dhupar Chakr Innovation (India)

Eliminate pollution from combustion of fossil fuels and enable access to clean air across the globe by using our technology to convert pollution to ink and paints.

chakr.in

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Elena Dieckmann
Elena Dieckmann Aeropowder (UK)

Eliminate feather waste, one of the most voluminous by-products of the food industry, by developing sustainable material innovations that can be produced wherever humans eat chicken.

aeropowder.com

Environment 2017
Thais Drozdowski
Thais Drozdowski Inuk (France)

Tackle climate change by creating a platform of affordable offsetting for individuals and businesses to finance renewable energy production.

inuk.co

Environment 2017
Jon Eldan
Jon Eldan After Innocence (US)

Enable the American justice system to make amends for wrongful conviction by providing exonerees with re-entry help in critical areas and by advocating for policy reform on their behalf.

after-innocence.org

Civil & Human Rights 2017
FELLOW
Juliana Gutierrez
Juliana Gutierrez Low Carbon City (Colombia)

Educate, connect, and empower citizens to foster collective solutions to tackle climate change in cities.

LowCarbon.City/en

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Gator Halpern
Gator Halpern Coral Vita (US)

Reverse the rapid decline of global coral reefs by restoring degraded sites with a diverse range of climate change resilient corals through an innovative commercial farming model.

coralvita.co

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Felecia Hatcher
Felecia Hatcher Code Fever Miami Inc. (US)

Build asset- and talent-filled spaces in Black communities where innovation can thrive by focusing on drawing resources, training, networks, funding, and instituting inclusive policies.

codefevermiami.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
FELLOW
Ebele Ifedigbo
Ebele Ifedigbo The Hood Incubator (US)

Build political and economic power for people of color in the legal marijuana industry through community organizing, policy advocacy, and economic development.

hoodincubator.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Dan Kass
Dan Kass JustFix.nyc (US)

Preserve affordable housing for low income urban communities by providing digital services that amplify local advocacy efforts and enable tenants to build well-documented legal cases.

justfix.nyc

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
FELLOW
Lela Klein
Lela Klein Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative (US)

Build economic power from the ground up with blue collar workers in Dayton, Ohio, by developing a network of worker-owned businesses that create good jobs and foster ownership culture.

gemcitymarket.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Zach Knight
Zach Knight Blue Forest Conservation (US)

Secure water supplies and combat wildfire in the Western US by creating innovative ecosystem services investment opportunities in climate resilient infrastructure.

blueforestconservation.com

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Jon Kornik
Jon Kornik Plentify (South Africa)

Build sustainable, intelligent African cities one home at a time by providing reliable internet-connected energy, water and waste services more affordably than the grid.

plentify.co.za

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Sandra Kwak
Sandra Kwak 10Power (Haiti)

Provide renewable energy to the 1.3 billion people on the planet who lack electricity today by collaborating with local partners and providing renewable project development and finance.

10pwr.com

Environment 2017
Ned Levy
Ned Levy Fade Artist Developing Empowerment (US)

Design a smooth transition from incarceration to economic empowerment for black men through reimagining the barbershop.

fadeartist.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Alberto Jose Legall Lopez
Alberto Jose Legall Lopez Dignified Work Initiative (Nicaragua)

Improve the health and work conditions of Nicaraguan sugarcane communities through free legal services, Know-Your-Rights education and advocacy for policy change in the global supply chain.

paselegalservices.com

Civil & Human Rights 2017
Matt Lucas
Matt Lucas Renovar Resources Inc (US)

Decarbonize transportation by cost-effectively converting carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change, into consumer products, including diesel fuel.

Environment 2017
Niraj Marathe
Niraj Marathe CoolCrop (India)

Eliminate poverty among small and marginal farmers in India by creating on-farm solar cold storages and predictive market analytics app to help them maximize value of perishable crops.

Food & Agriculture 2017
FELLOW
Melanie Marcel
Melanie Marcel SoScience (France)

Engage scientists in solving societal challenges across the globe by creating collaborations with social entrepreneurs and advocating a research approach focused on social impact.

soscience.org

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2017
Jeffrey Martín
Jeffrey Martín honorCode (US)

Make Atlanta the Silicon Valley for the South by empowering schools to build the capacity for tomorrow.

honorcodeatl.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
FELLOW
Eugene Maseya
Eugene Maseya Craft and Theory Flying Labs Malawi (Malawi)

Lead climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustainable natural resource management in rural Malawi by using drone data.

flyinglabsmw.com

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Ruramiso Mashumba
Ruramiso Mashumba Mnandi (Zimbabwe)

Reduce poverty and malnutrition in rural women subsistence farmers by developing a fully mechanized community farm, which equips and capacitates the women with the required tools and information.

Food & Agriculture 2017
FELLOW
Lucas Mason-Brown
Lucas Mason-Brown Data for Black Lives (US)

Create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people by mobilizing scientists around racial justice issues.

d4bl.org

Civil & Human Rights 2017
Kelcie Miller-Anderson
Kelcie Miller-Anderson MycoRemedy (Canada)

Change the way the world remediates by using natural fungi based techniques to restore polluted environmental sites.

mycoremedy.com

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Yeshimabeit Milner
Yeshimabeit Milner Data for Black Lives (US)

Create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people by mobilizing scientists around racial justice issues.

d4bl.org

Civil & Human Rights 2017
FELLOW
Reyna Montoya
Reyna Montoya Aliento (US)

Defend and develop undocumented youth and children impacted by unjust immigration laws by building an art, trauma, and leadership organizing program that focuses on resiliency and advocacy.

alientoaz.org

Civil & Human Rights 2017
Sabrina Mutukisna
Sabrina Mutukisna The Town Kitchen PBC (US)

Drive upward economic mobility for young Americans of color by building an ecosystem of youth-driven food businesses to deliver lunch to Fortune 500 companies.

thetownkitchen.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
FELLOW
Ruth Nabembezi
Ruth Nabembezi Ask Without Shame (Uganda)

Break the myths and taboos on sexuality in Africa through providing accurate sexual health information by medical experts to youths via mobile technology.

askwithoutshame.com

Health & Healthcare 2017
FELLOW
Derick Pearson
Derick Pearson Code Fever Miami Inc. (US)

Build asset- and talent-filled spaces in Black communities where innovation can thrive by focusing on drawing resources, training, networks, funding, and instituting inclusive policies.

blacktechweek.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
FELLOW
DeMar Pitman
DeMar Pitman Discriminology (US)

Expand equitable access to educational excellence for students of color by developing and publicizing an equity rating that compares school districts based on data-driven performance metrics.

discriminology.com

Education 2017
FELLOW
Swapna Reddy
Swapna Reddy Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (US)

Eliminate the wrongful deportation of refugees from the United States by bringing rapid, remote legal aid to individuals who cannot be served by traditional means.

asylumadvocacy.org

Civil & Human Rights 2017
FELLOW
Juan Manuel Restrepo Cadavid
Juan Manuel Restrepo Cadavid Low Carbon City (Colombia)

Educate, connect, and empower citizens to foster collective solutions to tackle climate change in cities.

LowCarbon.City/en

Environment 2017
Jay Ritchie
Jay Ritchie Green Nova Innovations, s.p.c (US)

Build sustainable, sovereign communities with Indigenous Populations by enabling energy efficiency, renewable energy development, and creating safe, profitable jobs for Native Women.

greennovainnovations.org

Environment 2017
FELLOW
Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson Aeropowder (UK)

Eliminate feather waste, one of the most voluminous by-products of the food industry, by developing sustainable material innovations that can be produced wherever humans eat chicken.

aeropowder.com

Environment 2017
Crystal Romeo Upperman
Crystal Romeo Upperman EHICC (US)

Develop technology to quantify and project the health impacts of extreme climatic events for local US governments by offering packaged software, technical expertise, and written reports.

Environment 2017
Camilo Romero
Camilo Romero ReGeneración Colombia (Colombia)

Empower youth touched by war in Colombia through a peace-building model of popular civic education, cultural expression, and preservation of historical memory.

ReGeneracion.co

Civil & Human Rights 2017
FELLOW
Darrell Scott
Darrell Scott PushBlack (US)

Transform Black voting rates by building deep, daily relationships with millions of African-Americans through their phones.

PushBlack.org

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2017
FELLOW
Samuel Sinyangwe
Samuel Sinyangwe We The Protesters (US)

End systemic racism and police violence in America by developing cutting-edge, data-driven strategies to enact policy solutions.

wetheprotesters.org

Civil & Human Rights 2017
Thenmozhi Soundararajan
Thenmozhi Soundararajan Equality Labs (India)

Dismantle caste apartheid by empowering Dalit women, gender non-conforming, and trans persons in technology, social entrepreneurship, and social justice.

equalitylabs.org

Arts & Culture 2017
FELLOW
Kushagra Srivastava
Kushagra Srivastava Chakr Innovation (India)

Eliminate pollution from combustion of fossil fuels and enable access to clean air across the globe by using our technology to convert pollution into inks and paints.

chakr.in

Environment 2017
Zara Tajwar
Zara Tajwar CELAAW (Pakistan)

Increase the number of female lawyers in Pakistan by providing incubation in exchange of free legal aid to the victims of women rights violation.

celaaw.com

Civil & Human Rights 2017
Yuliya Tarasava
Yuliya Tarasava CNote (US)

Create a new generation of global financial products that are both democratized and tied intrinsically to social impact to unleash economic opportunity for our most underserved communities.

mycnote.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Tiffany Taylor
Tiffany Taylor CleanSlate (US)

Reduce recidivism in America by providing entrepreneurship training, opportunities for capital, and other key areas of support.

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
FELLOW
Sam Teicher
Sam Teicher Coral Vita (US)

Reverse the rapid decline of global coral reefs by restoring degraded sites with a diverse range of climate change resilient corals through an innovative commercial farming model.

coralvita.co

Environment 2017
Ibanga Umanah
Ibanga Umanah Brave Venture Labs (Kenya)

Match underutilized, frontier market talent to ideal professional opportunities around the world through our predictive, talent sourcing software.

braveventurelabs.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
FELLOW
Kotchakorn Voraakhom
Kotchakorn Voraakhom Porous City Network (Thailand)

Increase urban resilience and adaptability to confront future climate uncertainty in vulnerable communities in Bangkok by reclaiming urban porosity through a network of public green spaces.

Environment 2017
Shannon Walker
Shannon Walker EVmatch (US)

Curb global climate change by reducing the barriers to electric vehicle (EV) adoption in US urban areas through a peer-to-peer network, like Airbnb for EV charging.

evmatch.com

Environment 2017
Josephine Weinberg
Josephine Weinberg Dignified Work Initiative (Nicaragua)

Improve the health and work conditions of Nicaraguan sugarcane communities through free legal services, Know-Your-Rights education and advocacy for policy change in the global supply chain.

paselegalservices.com

Civil & Human Rights 2017
Nick Wobbrock
Nick Wobbrock Blue Forest Conservation (US)

Secure water supplies and combat wildfire in the Western US by creating innovative ecosystem services investment opportunities in climate resilient infrastructure.

blueforestconservation.com

Environment 2017
Phil Wong
Phil Wong MISFIT Juicery (US)

Reduce food waste and its environmental impact in the U.S. by educating consumers and sourcing food that would otherwise be wasted.

misfitjuicery.co

Food & Agriculture 2017
FELLOW
Allen Woods
Allen Woods MORTAR/Brick Pop-up Shops (US)

Economically strengthen marginalized communities throughout the U.S. by offering accessible entrepreneurship classes, pop up shop opportunities and mentorship to under-served adults and youth.

WeAreMORTAR.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017
Ann Yang
Ann Yang MISFIT Juicery (US)

Reduce food waste and its environmental impact in the U.S. by educating consumers and sourcing food that would otherwise be wasted.

misfitjuicery.co

Food & Agriculture 2017
FELLOW
Rachel Johnson-Farias
Rachel Johnson-Farias Esq. Apprentice (US)

Create debt-free access to law licensing for low-income youth of color via legal apprenticeship.

esqapprentice.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017 2014
FELLOW
Katrina Klett
Katrina Klett Elevated Honey Co. (China)

Help beekeepers thrive in their villages by creating an efficient supply chain between traditional rural producers and urban Chinese consumers.

elevatedhoneyco.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017 2016
FELLOW
Li Qing
Li Qing Elevated Honey Co. (China)

Help beekeepers thrive in their villages by creating an efficient supply chain between traditional rural producers and urban Chinese consumers.

elevatedhoneyco.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2017 2016
Noelle Adams
Noelle Adams Culpability App (US)

Eliminate police brutality and gang violence in black communities across America by providing a mobile application and platform for people to capture, share, and view non-emergency incidents.

myculpability.com

Civil & Human Rights 2018
Immanuel Charles Akhimien
Immanuel Charles Akhimien MOBicure (Nigeria)

Reduce child and maternal deaths in Africa by providing mothers with access to quality health information and medical personnel via mobile phones.

mobicure.biz

Health & Healthcare 2018
Sheerine Alemzadeh
Sheerine Alemzadeh Healing to Action (US)

Activate a network of low-wage workers to transform social and economic conditions so that survivors of workplace sexual violence are able to speak out.

healingtoaction.org

Civil & Human Rights 2018
FELLOW
Aziz Alghunaim
Aziz Alghunaim Tarjimly (US)

Eliminate language barriers for refugees and NGOs in Europe and North America by making it easy for bilingual people to volunteer as remote real-time translators.

tarjim.ly

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2018
Karla Altmayer
Karla Altmayer Healing to Action (US)

Activate a network of low-wage workers to transform social and economic conditions so that survivors of workplace sexual violence are able to speak out.

healingtoaction.org

Civil & Human Rights 2018
FELLOW
Brandon Anderson
Brandon Anderson Raheem AI (US)

Build a world free of police violence for all Americans by eliminating barriers to reporting police misconduct through easily accessible mobile tools and data that measure the impact of policing in real time.

raheem.ai

Civil & Human Rights 2018
FELLOW
Jelani Anglin
Jelani Anglin Good Call (US)

Protect the civil rights of low-income individuals and people of color by providing immediate access to free legal support in case of an arrest.

GoodCall.nyc

Civil & Human Rights 2018
Molly Burhans
Molly Burhans GoodLands (US)

Create a network of Catholic communities to help them be responsible stewards of their land by providing science-based conservation information aligned with their missions.

good-lands.org

Environment 2018
FELLOW
Antionette Carroll
Antionette Carroll Creative Reaction Lab (US)

Overcome racial and health inequities impacting black and Latinx populations by creating a youth-led, community-centered movement and professional pipeline challenging structural racism.

creativereactionlab.com

Civil & Human Rights 2018
FELLOW
Sibjan Chaulagain
Sibjan Chaulagain I.C.T. For Agri Pvt. Ltd. (Nepal)

Ensure food security in Nepal by providing localized crop information to farmers and connecting them to suppliers, traders, experts, and farmer cooperatives through mobile technology.

ict4agri.com

Food & Agriculture 2018
FELLOW
Shubham Choudhary
Shubham Choudhary Safe Access (India)

Reduce health disparities among the LGBTQ population in India by providing health professionals with sensitivity training and facilitating access to health care using web-based technology.

Health & Healthcare 2018
FELLOW
Vincent Cobb
Vincent Cobb The Fellowship, Black Male Educators Convening (US)

Increase the number of black male educators in U.S. public schools by implementing teacher pathway models to advance their recruitment, development, and retention.

1000x2025.org

Education 2018
FELLOW
Rashiid Coleman
Rashiid Coleman The Fellowship, Black Male Educators Convening (US)

Increase the number of black male educators in U.S. public schools by implementing teacher pathway models to advance their recruitment, development, and retention.

1000x2025.org

Education 2018
Gregory Constantine
Gregory Constantine Concord Spirits (US)

Revolutionize the emissions-rife spirits industry by producing the world's cleanest consumer spirits products, made from only air, water, and sunlight.

Environment 2018
Giffin Daughtridge
Giffin Daughtridge UrSure Inc. (US)

Stop new HIV infections for the most vulnerable patient populations by making it easier for them to access and take the medications needed to prevent the disease.

ursureinc.com

Health & Healthcare 2018
FELLOW
Sara Day Evans
Sara Day Evans Accelerating Appalachia (US)

Promote regenerative land practices and equitable inclusion for producers of food, fiber, and forest products in the Appalachian region by providing training, networking, and investing opportunities for farmers and businesses, with priority for enterprises led by women and people of color.

acceleratingappalachia.org

Food & Agriculture 2018
Elia Festo
Elia Festo East Africa Fruits Co. (Tanzania)

Eliminate food waste, a root cause of poverty, among smallholder farmers in Tanzania by preserving fresh produce using cold chain technology and drying methods.

eafreshproduce.com

Food & Agriculture 2018
FELLOW
Percilla Frizzell
Percilla Frizzell Sacred Generations (US)

End educational inequity and mass incarceration in Native California by building an indigenous-led healing and racial justice movement organizing system-impacted tribal communities to protect sovereign nations and honor the sacred.

sacredgenerations.org

Civil & Human Rights 2018
Omony Geoffrey
Omony Geoffrey YOLRED, Youth Leaders for Restoration and Development (Uganda)

Help former child soldiers in Uganda to reintegrate into their communities by providing support, education, training, and access to fair justice.

yolred.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2018
Wilson Hago
Wilson Hago Hago Energetics (US)

Eliminate carbon dioxide emissions through technology that converts carbon dioxide waste to profitable products.

hagoenergetics.com

Environment 2018
Audrey Henson
Audrey Henson College to Congress (US)

Create a more diverse and representative U.S. Congress by creating pathways for low-income, high-achieving students to congressional internships and breaking down cultural and financial barriers.

collegetocongress.org

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2018
FELLOW
Teresa Hodge
Teresa Hodge Mission: Launch (US)

Change the trajectory of individuals with criminal records by producing an algorithm for background screening that is fair, demonstrates the strengths and capacity of individuals living with records, and expands access to jobs, entrepreneurship, and financial products.

mission-launch.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2018
Kansiime Honest Fortunate
Kansiime Honest Fortunate Girls to Lead Africa (Uganda)

Increase political engagement and participation of women in Africa by establishing an academy that mentors middle school and high school girls involved in student councils.

girlstoleadafrica.wordpress.com

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2018
FELLOW
Atif Javed
Atif Javed Tarjimly (US)

Eliminate language barriers for refugees and NGOs in Europe and North America by making it easy for bilingual people to volunteer as remote real-time translators.

tarjim.ly

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2018
FELLOW
Dysmus Kisilu
Dysmus Kisilu Solar Freeze (Kenya)

Enhance food security and reduce post-harvest losses in developing countries by providing climate-smart agriculture powered by renewable energy assets.

solarfreeze.co.ke

Food & Agriculture 2018
FELLOW
Kyle Kornack
Kyle Kornack Green Gas (US)

Offset emissions to restore atmospheric carbon balance by offering consumers and businesses simple opportunities to buy carbon-neutral fossil fuels.

greengasmovement.org

Environment 2018
FELLOW
Gabriel Leader-Rose
Gabriel Leader-Rose Good Call (US)

Protect the civil rights of low-income individuals and people of color by providing immediate access to free legal support in case of an arrest.

goodcall.nyc

Civil & Human Rights 2018
FELLOW
Laurin Leonard (Hodge)
Laurin Leonard (Hodge) Mission: Launch (US)

Change the trajectory of individuals with criminal records by producing an algorithm for background screening that is fair, demonstrates the strengths and capacity of individuals living with records, and expands access to jobs, entrepreneurship, and financial products.

mission-launch.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2018
Bantu Mabaso
Bantu Mabaso The Phalala Youth Empowerment For Food Security (Swaziland)

Reduce the effects of climate change on farmers in Swaziland by providing them with the tools and resources to develop climate-resilient agricultural practices.

resolutionproject.org/ventures/phalala-youth-empowerment-food-security

Food & Agriculture 2018
FELLOW
Liam Madden
Liam Madden Green Gas (US)

Offset emissions to restore atmospheric carbon balance by offering consumers and businesses simple opportunities to buy carbon-neutral fossil fuels.

GreenGasMovement.org

Environment 2018
Akshay Makar
Akshay Makar Climatenza (Chile)

Provide clean, affordable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rural Sub-Sahara Africa and Southeast Asia by implementing solar thermal power plants.

climatenza.com

Environment 2018
Eddie Massey
Eddie Massey Massey Global (US)

Invest in STEM innovation in rural and low-income U.S. communities by training the next generation of engineers and innovators from those communities to code.

masseyglobal.org

Education 2018
Michael Meehan
Michael Meehan Acre Policy (US)

Encourage civic participation and policy innovation to develop robust regional food systems in the United States by drafting and sharing model state and local agricultural policies.

acrepolicy.org

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2018
Abhilash Mishra
Abhilash Mishra Science for All (India)

Create a global pipeline of locally-sourced STEM educators for low-income classrooms by training and supporting the next generation of science educators and leaders through teacher residencies.

science-for-all.org

Education 2018
FELLOW
Jeremiah Lemi Muia
Jeremiah Lemi Muia Carbofix East Africa (Kenya)

Capture carbon dioxide emissions for the energy and industrial sectors in Kenya by converting CO2 to value-added, revenue generating products.

Environment 2018
Hadiyah Mujhid
Hadiyah Mujhid HBCUvc (US)

Close the racial wealth gap in communities of color by teaching black and brown students how to invest in entrepreneurship for social impact.

hbcu.vc

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2018
FELLOW
Jenna Nicholas
Jenna Nicholas Impact Experience (US)

Drive environmental and social regeneration in marginalized communities by building strategic relationships among funders and local climate leaders.

impact-experience.com

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2018
FELLOW
John Ntonta
John Ntonta Kadiwaku Family Foundation (US)

Reduce poverty and inequality for people with disabilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo by applying an entrepreneurial approach to enhance their quality of life.

kadiwaku.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2018
Shalita O'Neale
Shalita O'Neale Fostering Change Network Foundation (US)

Provide ongoing support to alumni of foster care through mindset and leadership training, networking opportunities, one-on-one coaching, and seed funding to support their professional endeavors.

fcnfoundation.org

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2018
Umra Omar
Umra Omar Safari Doctors (Kenya)

Improve access to primary health care in marginalized Kenyan communities through outreach clinics, health education, and advocacy.

safaridoctors.org

Health & Healthcare 2018
FELLOW
Diego Ontaneda Benavides
Diego Ontaneda Benavides Latin American Leadership Academy (Colombia)

Promote sustainable economic development and strengthen democratic governance in Latin America by training and connecting a new generation of principled and socially innovative leaders.

latinamericanleadershipacademy.org

Education 2018
FELLOW
Lori Robinson
Lori Robinson VidaAfrolatina (US)

Reduce sexual violence and foster survivors' healing among Afro-Latin Americans by providing women with resources to implement paths to wellness and safety.

vidaafrolatina.org

Health & Healthcare 2018
FELLOW
Thell Robinson
Thell Robinson Halt Violence (US)

Reduce rates of violence and incarceration among black youth by providing alternatives to violent behavior, credible role models, and hands-on conflict mediation.

haltviolence.com

Education 2018
FELLOW
Purvi Shah
Purvi Shah Movement Law Lab (US)

Build power in black and brown communities by incubating legal projects that combine law and community organizing to protect, defend, and embolden racial justice movements.

movementlawlab.org

Civil & Human Rights 2018
Stafford Sheehan
Stafford Sheehan Concord Spirits (US)

Revolutionize the emissions-rife spirits industry by producing the world's cleanest consumer spirits products, made from only air, water, and sunlight.

Environment 2018
William Snowden
William Snowden The Juror Project (US)

Improve the diversity of juries in U.S. criminal trials by educating historically underrepresented communities about the impact their presence has in the deliberation room and on case outcomes.

thejurorproject.org

Pub Serv/Civic Engmnt 2018
Earl St Sauver
Earl St Sauver Apollo Agriculture (Kenya)

Increase incomes and climate resilience of millions of smallholder farmers in Kenya by delivering the tools they need through low-cost, digital processes.

apolloagriculture.com

Food & Agriculture 2018
Griffin Vanze
Griffin Vanze Aeon Row (US)

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water and chemical usage from the fashion industry by increasing demand for clothing made from recycled fabrics.

aeonrow.com

Environment 2018
FELLOW
Miranda (Yu Wen) Wang
Miranda (Yu Wen) Wang BioCellection (US)

Reduce the amount of plastics that U.S. cities send to oceans and landfills by developing a new chemical recycling technology that treats contaminated and unrecyclable plastic waste.

biocellection.com

Environment 2018
Nisha Witt
Nisha Witt Aesop Technologies, Inc. (US)

Increase the accessibility of high-powered solar technology for rural residents and emergency management organizations by creating a compact, mobile system that is easy to move, set up, and break down.

ecoaesoptech.com

Environment 2018
FELLOW
Jia Yun Yao
Jia Yun Yao BioCellection (US)

Reduce the amount of plastics that U.S. cities send to oceans and landfills by developing a new chemical recycling technology that treats contaminated and unrecyclable plastic waste.

biocellection.com

Environment 2018
FELLOW
Brittany Young
Brittany Young B-360 (US)

Decrease the STEM education divide and incarceration rates for black men and boys by using dirt bike culture to enhance education, community engagement, and workforce pipelining.

b360baltimore.org

Education 2018
FELLOW
Alice Cherry
Alice Cherry Climate Defense Project (US)

Remove barriers to nonviolent civil disobedience combating climate change, in the United States and around the world, by reducing legal risks and strengthening the climate movement.

climatedefenseproject.org

Environment 2018 2016
Dave Christopher
Dave Christopher Academy of Music Production Education and Development (US)

Close literacy and academic achievement gaps for males of color by linking literature to cutting-edge music recording technology.

ampedlouisville.org

Education 2018 2016
FELLOW
Kelsey Skaggs
Kelsey Skaggs Climate Defense Project (US)

Remove barriers to nonviolent civil disobedience combating climate change, in the United States and around the world, by reducing legal risks and strengthening the climate movement.

climatedefenseproject.org

Environment 2018 2016
Ashley Edwards
Ashley Edwards MindRight (US)

Break the cycle of untreated trauma among youth of color by using text messaging to provide personalized, evidence-based mental health coaching.

getmindright.org

Education 2018 2017
FELLOW
Heather Hochrein
Heather Hochrein EVmatch, Inc. (US)

Reduce passenger vehicle emissions in U.S. urban areas through an app that allows drivers to easily find, reserve, and pay for use of private charging stations for electric vehicles.

evmatch.com

Environment 2018 2017
FELLOW
Kristina Hugar
Kristina Hugar Ecolectro, Inc. (US)

Dramatically reduce the presence of fossil fuels in industrial production by curtailing the adoption barriers for renewable hydrogen.

ecolectro.com

Environment 2018 2017
Alina Liao
Alina Liao MindRight (US)

Break the cycle of untreated trauma among youth of color by using text messaging to provide personalized, evidence-based mental health coaching.

getmindright.org

Education 2018 2017
Michael Long
Michael Long SailFuture (US)

Enhance the lives of high-risk youth by engaging them in sailing experiences along with individualized counseling, experiential education, and long-term housing.

sailfuture.org

Poverty Allev/Econ Dev 2018 2017
FELLOW
Jeffrey Neal
Jeffrey Neal Loop Closing (US)

Regenerate our soils and communities by diverting urban food waste away from landfills using on-site composting systems.

loopclosing.com

Environment 2018 2017
FELLOW
Gabriel Rodriguez-Calero
Gabriel Rodriguez-Calero Ecolectro, Inc. (US)

Dramatically reduce the presence of fossil fuels in industrial production by curtailing the adoption barriers for renewable hydrogen.

ecolectro.com

Environment 2018 2017
FELLOW
Amber Scott
Amber Scott Leap Year (US)

Create a generation of college-educated change-makers by preparing low-income high school graduates to succeed in college and develop leadership skills through our paid AmeriCorps gap year program.

theleapyear.org

Education 2018 2017
FELLOW
David Baptista
David Baptista Latin American Leadership Academy (Colombia)

Promote sustainable economic development and strengthen democratic governance in Latin America by training and connecting a new generation of principled and socially innovative leaders.

latinamericanleadershipacademy.org

Education 2018