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Does Vulnerability Lead to Courageous Leadership?

Lisa Jones | October 21, 2016
In early October, 20 founders of social change ventures under 30 years of age boarded flights from their corners of the word—Madagascar, Pakistan, Brazil, Zambia—18 different countries in...

Building LGBTQ Inclusive Workplaces

Nicole Sterling | September 26, 2016
I am Nicole Sterling, a Point Foundation scholar currently studying public relations, advertising, and marketing at Towson University in Maryland. I’ve done work in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay,...

Championing Literacy and Dreaming Big in Peru

Sheila Kinkade | September 8, 2016
For Teresa Boullón , creating libraries in Peruvian schools isn’t just about giving children opportunities to read; it’s about encouraging them to dream big about their lives and...

5 Young Leaders Who Made Me a Believer in the SDGs

Lisa Jones | August 11, 2016
How do you feel when you read through the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals? When I see them, I must admit—it’s overwhelming. They certainly paint a portrait of the equitable, ethical,...

2016 Laureate Global Fellows

YouthActionNet | July 26, 2016
Meet the 2016 Laureate Global Fellows —20 changemakers under 30 years of age who are developing creative, locally-driven solutions to some of the world's most vexing challenges. In 2015...