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NPR   |   June 16, 2015
When Elynn Walter walks into a room of officials from global health organizations and governments, this is how she likes to get their attention: "I'll say, '... Read more
Good News Network   |   May 28, 2015
Many girls in the Western world use their period as an excuse to sit out of gym class–but in some African countries a girl’s monthly cycle forces her out of... Read more
Good News Network   |   May 5, 2015
Entrepreneurs across the country are creating ideas and social enterprises designed to confront our world’s biggest challenges. But there’s one catch: starting... Read more
The Miscellany Exchange   |   April 22, 2015
“I think the uniqueness of the [Student Language Exchange] (SLE) program is that its a low-key and casual environment that is supposed to pique a person’s... Read more
Tech Cheat Sheet   |   April 22, 2015
Each year when Earth Day rolls around, it’s a great reminder to take some time to think about how our morning commutes, what we eat for lunch, and how we use... Read more
Forbes   |   April 20, 2015
Solar power is going intergalactic. In an announcement late last month, SolarCity SCTY -1.83%, the country’s largest installer of rooftop solar arrays,... Read more
Mariama Kabia
Cocoa Fab   |   April 14, 2015
A native of Sierra Leone, Mariama Kabia is the definition of a global role model for teenage girls. She’s determined to change the social atmosphere for teen... Read more
Param Jaggi on Algae Mobile, Ecoviate and Stem Life
Limitless Times   |   April 7, 2015
To say that Param Jaggi is extraordinary would be an understatement. Only 20 years old, he’s already the CEO and founder of his own company, Ecoviate and has... Read more
The Venture   |   April 1, 2015
An immersive residency program and access to expert resources are two reasons why Halcyon Incubator has been so successful in cultivating young social... Read more
Technical.ly   |   March 31, 2015
In 2002, Brian Ferguson seemed to have it all planned out. He was well on his way to law school, on track to graduate from West Virginia University in three... Read more
Sanivation
The Huffington Post   |   March 25, 2015
This inventive solution is no load of crap. Across the globe, 1.8 billion people use a drinking water source that is contaminated with fecal matter, according... Read more
Brian Ferguson: How One Startup Accelerator Is Giving Social Impact a Spotlight
Entrepreneur   |   March 24, 2015
Ann DeRosa of Chilton Capital had only one question after hearing the pitch from Brian Ferguson, founder of Start Line, a sort of Yelp for former inmates to... Read more
Olivier Kamanda: This App Recommends Volunteer Opportunities Based on the News You Read
Smithsonian.com   |   March 16, 2015
Olivier Kamanda remembers when investigative reporter Andrea Elliott's "Invisible Child" appeared in the New York Times. The five-part series on Dasani, a 12-... Read more
Solstice Initiative Completes a Successful Pilot in Massachusetts
Solstice Initiative Newsletter // March 2015   |   March 1, 2015
Friends, In January, we announced the initiation of our first pilot program to bring solar power to households that were previously locked out of the market.... Read more
Smithsonian.com   |   February 26, 2015
Building Libraries Along Fiber-Optic Lines in Sub-Saharan Africa The Washington, D.C.-based startup, Librii, is rethinking what a library looks like By Li Zhou... Read more
Brian Lehrer TV   |   February 15, 2015
First aired: February 18, 2015. First, most U.S. prisoners who are released are rearrested within five years, according to the National Institute of Justice.... Read more