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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...

Students Gain Experience as Consultants for Youth-Led Social Ventures

Lisa Jones | April 24, 2015
Taufan Putra is a YouthActionNet alumni and founder of Amartha Microfinance —an organization that improves the lives of low-income rural women and families in Indonesia through small business...