Impact Beacon’s 1st birthday is coming up (it’s February 17th and yes, we are planning to make a big deal out of it). With almost a year behind us, we’ve been thinking back on the 30+ social entrepreneur spotlights we’ve published since joining the world of blogging. While every spotlight was a privilege to develop, Chipsafer, Al-Tareeq, and EarthEnable were our favorites from Year 1. Here’s why.
“This election in particular has brought to bear some of the deep divisions we have in this country. It’s critical that the millennial generation leads the way in being bridge-builders politically, ethnically, racially and socio-demographically.”
Steven Olikara is the Co-Founder and President of the Millennial Action Project (MAP), a nonpartisan nonprofit with a mission to re-establish political cooperation across parties and defeat the polarization and gridlock that is holding back the United States government. By working in close collaboration with lawmakers, MAP has already advanced legislation on issues including entrepreneurship, technology, 21st century skills training, veterans’ employment, immigration, volunteerism, and more.
Daniela Gheorghe has a bold vision: help 1 million low-income children catch up to their reading and math grade levels in the next 5 years. As the co-founder of vChalk, a Bengaluru-based social enterprise that is scaling remedial education across India, she just might do it.