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Silicon Valley thinks of itself as the cutting edge of more than just technology; it considers itself a force for social change. But in an era when the United States has elected and re-elected an African American president, only 1 in 18 leaders of technology firms is black or Latino, says Laura...
Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Jossey-Bass, 2011 New York Times Bestseller, Axiom Book Award Gold Medal Winner giving2.com     Find it @ Stanford Publisher's Site : Table of Contents, Read Excerpt Amazon.com Based on her...
Children in LIberia
More than a decade ago, David Dodson was running an auto parts retailer in Massachusetts. Then a brief trip to Honduras with his wife, Stephanie, changed his career — and his life. While traveling through the country, they were shocked to find hundreds of children suffering from neural tube...
Mana RUTF package
The findings may not sit well with humanitarian groups, as relief workers could be forced to make wrenching distinctions among children who are all undernourished. Northern Mali, wracked by drought and by the occupation of Islamic jihadists, now faces mass starvation. The United Nations...
Students set up their donated laptop computers on the first day of school at Joplin High School in Joplin
Connecting schools to the internet seems like a problem we solved long ago. It turns out, though, that U.S. schools are badly lagging in web connectivity; not because they aren’t connected, but because their pipes are too small. EducationSuperHighway is a San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to doing...
Brenden Millstein
There are all manner of approaches to 'green investing,' and the folks at Carbon Lighthouse — recipients of an $80,000 Social Innovation Fellowship from the Center for Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business — manage to combine two of them under the same roof. The for-profit portion...
Kwabena Amporful
Combining business disciplines picked up at Stanford and his finance career with his own deep knowledge of realities in Ghana, Kwabena Amporful, MBA ’08, has designed a teacher training initiative for which he received an $80,000 Social Innovation Fellowship from the Center for Social Innovation...
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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — She was a sometime prostitute and sometime cigarette vendor living in the African nation of Sierra Leone who got beaten unconscious in the street by an intoxicated off-duty police officer. He’d demanded and received cigarettes on credit, but became enraged...
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair traces his deep interest in Africa back to his father teaching in Sierra Leone in the early 1960s, a time when South Korea was just as poor as Sierra Leone. While South Korea took off economically, Sierra Leone was racked by a long civil war. But now, “the...

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