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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|

End anemia in Cambodia by cooking with the Lucky Iron Fish—with Gavin Armstrong

Social entrepreneur Gavin Armstrong is the founder of Lucky Iron Fish, a social business and B-Corp aiming to combat iron deficiency. Nearly 3.5 billion people around the world suffer from iron deficiency or anemia, resulting in constant fatigue, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating at school or at work. The Iron Lucky Fish [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|

LEAVING WALL STREET TO FEED THE HOMELESS–WITH CNN HERO ROBERT LEE, FOUNDER OF RESCUING LEFTOVER CUISINE

Growing up as a child of Korean immigrant parents, Robert Lee experienced hunger first hand. There were times where all his family could afford was instant ramen. While studying at NYU's Stern School of Business, he joined a campus organization that delivered leftover cafeteria food to local homeless shelters. It was there [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|

ONE WOMAN’S QUEST TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION IN HAITI—with Nedgine Paul, Forbes 30 Under 30

Social entrepreneur Nedgine Paul immigrated from Haiti to the US at a young age. After graduating from Yale, she received her masters of education at Harvard University. She gained valuable experience working for the prominent charter school network known as Achievement First and then working for Dr. Paul Farmer’s Partners in Health in [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|

Students Helping Honduras Staff Highlight, Amanda Fennell (Chief Operating Officer)

I had the privilege of interviewing one of my best friends and the person who I spend the most time with at work: Amanda Fennell, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Students Helping Honduras. In this episode, Amanda Fennell talks about getting adopted from an orphanage in Colombia, childhood in America, how [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|

HOW A STUDENT AT UMD RAISED $30,000 FOR STUDENTS HELPING HONDURAS THROUGH LETTER WRITING–with Melissa Frankenberry

While studying at the University of Maryland, Melissa Frankenberry raised more than $30,000 for Students Helping Honduras. She did it mostly through letter writing fundraising. In this episode, she breaks down her process step-by-step and talks about facing her own fears when making the ask. Listen to it on iTunes or Stitcher, and hit [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|