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ONEHOPE: A Triple-Win Social Enterprise Philosophy
ONEHOPE, the social enterprise that raised more than $1 million for charity, is a good example of the triple-win philosophy that dabbles not only in cause-centric commerce, but injects the essence of...more



Lauren Bush Lauren: The Power of Social Business
Entrepreneur highlights Lauren Bush Lauren as part of its South by Southwest (SXSW) coverage on innovations and ideas that change the world and transform lives. Lauren helms in a special session...more

Celebrating Medgar Evers\
Ryan Mack, a financial expert and commentator on Huffington Post, remembers Medgar Evers as a man of action. Mack lists down how Evers typified the phrase "civic engagement". He ponders the...more

Alameda County Smartphone App Pairs Tech with Citizen Participation
Alameda County has a new tool to take photos of issues surrounding the locality. The tool is a smartphone application called Mobile Citizen with a real-time response. The smartphone app enables...more

Citadel Bags Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is one of chosen five higher education institutions throughout the nation to win the Washington Center 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement...more

Verizon to Roll Out Millions to Social Impact Startups
Verizon returns its Powerful Answers award, a competition for startups that present $1 million in prizes. It has already added a new startup category, which is transportation. With four...more

ABFE to Provide Unconventional Solutions that Impact Black Communities
The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) will be bringing together leaders and professionals in philanthropy to discuss charitable solutions in tackling the needs of the Black community...more

USD Molds Social Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change
University of San Diego (USD) was dubbed as a "changemaker campus" by the nonprofit organization Ashoka. USD seeks to equip future leaders who adopt philanthropic goals and objectives. USD is...more

Social Startup on Dental Care, Weaving Milestones for Dentistry
Weave, a social enterprise telecommunications startup based in Pleasant Grove's business park, have developed software that merges its telephone services with all of its patients' data. Data...more

Yoga Project Transforms Lives of Young Africans
Paige Elenson's Africa Yoga Project opens a new industry that transforms the hearts, perspectives and livelihoods of the youth in Africa. The Yoga Project provides young Africans the skills,...more





Russell James, a famed fashion photographer, started Nomad Two Worlds (N2W), an idea that stemmed from Russell’s Australian roots where he witnessed the culture clash between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.




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