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ONE CONSERVATIONIST’S QUEST TO HELP THE ANIMALS IN THE JUNGLES OF INDONESIA—with Adam Miller, Planet Indonesia

Most foreigners who visit Indonesia end up at the beaches of Bali. But not Adam Miller, a young conservationist from St. Louis. While volunteering at a pet shop at age 10, he came up with the vision of one day working in Indonesia to help the animals there. His vision quickly became an [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|

How Swipe Out Hunger served 1.3 million meals using leftover meal swipes on campus—with Rachel Sumekh, Forbes 30 Under 30

Social entrepreneur Rachel Sumekh is the founder and CEO of Swipe Out Hunger. This nonprofit organization works to end hunger by activating college students to donate their unused meal points. Since Swipe Out Hunger began in 2009 as a college pet project, the NGO has served 1.3 million meals. Rachel Sumekh was recently awarded Champion of [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|

ONE WOMAN’S QUEST TO RUN A FREE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN WAR-TORN AFGHANISTAN—with CNN Hero Razia Jan

Every morning for nearly a decade, CNN Hero Razia Jan drank a cup of water from her school's well to make sure it hadn’t been poisoned overnight by the Taliban.   She works in a part of Afghanistan where girls face unimaginable obstacles just to attend school. They must face [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|

ONE MAN’S QUEST TO END CHILD TRAFFICKING AROUND THE WORLD—Andy Stein, Founder of Orphaned Starfish Foundation

As an investment banker, Andy Stein never imagined that a visit to an orphanage in Chile would change his life, and the life of thousands of others. In 2001, after 25 years on Wall Street, Andy Stein left everything behind to start the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with orphaned, trafficked, and [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|

ONE DOCTOR’S QUEST TO CURE THE POOR, WHILE LIVING ON A FISHING BOAT—with Doctor Ben LaBrot, CNN Hero

WARNING: If you are involved or will be involved in the medical field, this episode may alter your future aspirations... CNN Hero Dr. Ben LaBrot began working on fishing boats in California at age 11 and always knew that he was destined to live at sea. In 2009, he began refurbishing a [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|

ONE TEACHER’S QUEST TO CREATE AN EDUCATION MOVEMENT IN COLOMBIA—with Henry May

Social entrepreneur Henry May is the founder of CoSchool, a B-Corp* that's worked with 5,000 youth in Bogota, Colombia. CoSchool works to build emotional, social, and leadership skills through extracurricular programs. In this episode, Henry May speaks about his journey of self discovery, hardest moments, greatest lessons, and why he decided to make CoSchool a [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|

ONE LAWYER’S QUEST TO BUILD SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD—with Doug Bunch of Global Playground

Today’s guest is social entrepreneur Doug Bunch, a full-time attorney from DC and the co-founder of Global Playground. It’s a nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities around the world. They’ve built schools, computer labs, and libraries in eight different countries (Uganda, Cambodia, Thailand, Honduras, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Kenya). In 2010, they partnered [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|

ONE 28-YEAR-OLD’S QUEST TO PROVIDE CLEAN WATER TO THE ENTIRE NATION OF SWAZILAND — with Seth Maxwell, Forbes 30U30

Social Entrepreneur Seth Maxwell has the goal of providing clean water to every single community in Swaziland. And he is on his way of doing it at age 28. At age 19, Seth founded Thirst Project with his friends from college. Together, they set out to end the number one [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|

How to start massive online movements for social good (with $50 or less)—with Shawn Humphrey

Imagine working out of a coffee shop to start an online movement for social good that gets shared by the World Bank, William Easterly, Kiva, Grameen America, Oxfam, Finca, BRAC, and Opportunity International. According to Dr. Shawn Humphrey (AKA The Blue Collar Professor), you can do it by following his [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|

USING HIS SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE TO HELP EX-CONS BECOME TOP CHEFS—with CNN Hero Brandon Chrostowski

Social entrepreneur Brandon Chrostowski was arrested in Detroit at the age of 18 and faced a long jail sentence. Instead, he received a second chance and was sentenced to just one year in probation. That was when he decided to turn his life around. He finished high school and went to a culinary institute [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|