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2015 Laureate Global Fellows

Lisa Jones | July 22, 2015
Meet the 2015 Laureate Global Fellows —20 change makers under 30 years of age who have developed innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. In 2014 alone, initiatives founded by these...

The Youth-led Agriculture Renaissance

Lisa Jones | June 18, 2015
For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. The demographic fueling urbanization the most is youth, who are 40% more likely than older generations...

New Funds Help Grow Community Garden Project in Mexico

Lisa Jones | June 12, 2015
Nearly 50 YouthActionNet alumni from across Mexico recently competed for special funding to strengthen their ventures, thanks to a generous donation from Mexican businessman José Ortega. The winning...

Communications Experts Help Youth-led Ventures in Peru Build their Brands

Lisa Jones | June 8, 2015
Social entrepreneurs are known for developing creative, agile solutions to everyday challenges. They excel at accomplishing great impact with few resources—and their potential to grow and...

Designing and Evaluating for Change

Sierra Frischknecht | April 24, 2015
Many organizations claim to “make a difference” in the world. And many do—by providing supplies to those in crisis, making healthcare more accessible, expanding education...

The Malaria Challenge: Fighting to Save Lives from a Preventable Disease

Salu Mayowa | April 23, 2015
April 25 th is World Malaria Day. Now in the 8 th year of marking this day, we face an opportunity to evaluate our progress in fighting malaria, celebrate gains made, and hopefully reenergize our...

Young African Leaders Shaping the Continent

Tweet: Youth Shaping Africa's Future: New #data reveal who these #SocEnt leaders are & their strategies for driving change. http://bit.ly/1E7 With 70 percent of its population under the age...

Women Using #STEM for Change

Lisa Jones | April 8, 2015
On March 8 th , more than 1,000 global events took place in celebration of International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, #makeithappen , was a call to action for recognizing and advancing...

The Persistent Problem of Child Marriage in Bangladesh

2014 Laureate Global Fellow Mowmita Basak Mow is co-founder of the CLAP Foundation , which promotes leadership development in Bangladesh through engaging volunteers in addressing pressing social...

Gifts to Feel Good About

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2014
As we enter the holiday season, many struggle to find meaningful gifts that can be cherished not only for what they are, but the hope and possibility that they bring. Below you will meet 16 Fellows...