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University Connect at Georgetown

Anne Johnson | June 12, 2014
Sitting in front of my computer in early January, I was stumped. Paging through information on young social entrepreneurs who had applied to collaborate with my classmates and I at Georgetown through...

Social Entrepreneurship Takes Center Stage in Costa Rica

Lourdes Brizuela | June 10, 2014
On May 24, the Universidad Latina auditorium overflowed with the energy of more than 250 students, young social entrepreneurs, faculty, and socially-conscious business leaders who convened for the 3...

Celebrating Youth-led Innovation in Mexico

Lisa Jones | March 12, 2014
At a recent awards ceremony in Mexico City, ten new Fellows from YouthActionNet's Premio UVM por el Desarrollo Social (UVM Prize for Social Innovation) were honored alongside three inaugural...

Davos Reflection: The Time is Now to Engage Employees as Youth Mentors

Arundhuti Gupta | February 6, 2014
I was incredibly frazzled on my ride to the airport in Bangalore to catch a plane to Davos, Switzerland where I would be one of 50 Global Shapers to participate in the World Economic Forum . It felt...

Clinton Global Initiative is Committed to Action: So Are We

Dina Buchbinder Auron | December 18, 2013
Last week, the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro hosted a world-class event: the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Latin America , and I was pleased to be part of it. The Rio meeting was the first of...

The Power of a Humble Leader

Lisa Jones | October 25, 2013
Imagine twenty CEOs sitting together in one room. They are young, all under thirty, but have each steered ideas into initiatives, passion into promises. They have recruited others to join their cause...

Chasing The Vision: New Milestones In YouthActionNet Africa Expansion

Jessie Elisberg | September 19, 2013
This summer has been a busy and exciting time for me, because in addition to the Laureate Global Fellowship, I get to work on YouthActionNet’s efforts to adapt our model for local and regional...

Excitement Builds for 2013 Laureate Global Fellows

Lisa Jones | September 13, 2013
In just a few short weeks, Naomi Chepchumba, founder of Street Level Initiative in Kenya, will board a plane for the first time ever and travel to São Paulo, Brazil for a week unlike any she's...

Celebrating International Literacy Day

Selene Biffi | September 9, 2013
There are almost on billion illiterate people in the world. Or, if you prefer, one out of seven. Hard to believe, right? And it is even harder if you consider the fact that literacy is a basic...

Bringing YouthActionNet To Africa

Jessica Elisberg | July 18, 2013
I recently returned from my first visit to Kampala, in the “Pearl of Africa,” where I was fortunate enough to spend an evening with five Ugandan YouthActionNet alumni who between them...