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Interview: How Hannah Taylor launched the Ladybug Foundation (in first grade) and turned empathy and creativity into $2 million to help the homeless

When Hannah Taylor was 5, she saw a man eating out of a trash can.  For the next year, Taylor interrogated her mother with questions about homelessness.  One day, her…

Interview: Suzanne McKechnie Klahr on social entrepreneurship from high school to law school

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Suzanne McKechnie Klahr created a counseling program and consultancy for adult entrepreneurs in East Palo Alto, one of California’s poorest cities. One day in…

Interview: Eric Schwarz on how to transform education with ‘citizen teachers’

Eric Schwarz wants Americans to re-imagine how and when learning happens. In 1995, he founded Citizen Schools, a network of afterschool programs that enlists adult volunteers to provide hands-on apprenticeships…

Interview: R. Paul Herman on how to invest to maximize social impact and profit

“Capitalism used to be easy,” writes R. Paul Herman in the opening line of his new book, The HIP (Human Impact+Profit) Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World….

Interview: Gerald Chertavian on how he made the jump from business to social entrepreneur

Shortly after Gerald Chertavian landed a banking job on Wall Street in the late 1980s, he  became a Big Brother to David Heredia, a ten-year old who lived in a…

Interview: Jeremy Hockenstein on how Digital Divide Data attacks poverty in Cambodia and Laos

Jeremy Hockenstein is the son of a Holocaust survivor, a fact that made his first visit to Cambodia in 2000 intensely personal.  Much like his mother’s Jewish contemporaries in Nazi…

Interview: Darell Hammond on building playgrounds that transform communities (1,750 and counting…)

The day Darell Hammond read a Washington Post story about two children who had suffocated in a car because they had nowhere else to play, he knew he had reached…

Interview: Adam Bucko on how homeless youth can turn their creativity into careers

Adam Bucko helps homeless youth channel their passion into creative careers. His organization, the Reciprocity Foundation, connects youths living on the streets in New York City with college scholarships and…

Interview: Gina Harman uses small loans to combat big recession

When the U.S. economy took a nose dive, and banks cut back on lending, many small American businesses turned to a credit source typically associated with the developing world: microfinance….

Mother’s Day Interview: Vivian Stromberg on fighting for the rights of MADRES everywhere

In 1983, Vivian Stromberg traveled with a women’s delegation to Nicaragua in the midst of a brutal civil war. There, she witnessed day care centers, schools and clinics that had…

Interview: Phil Borges on how children in 30 countries can teach one another with digital tools

Acclaimed photographer Phil Borges spent decades chronicling social, environmental and cultural threats and problems around the world. Now he has handed cameras over to young people in 30 countries to…

Interview: Jessica Mayberry reimagines media made by and for villagers

When the World Bank asked 20,000 of the world’s poorest people to list their greatest need, the most common response was a way to express their voice. Jessica Mayberry, founder…

Interview: John Sage on how Pura Vida turned an inspiring story into a real business

One time he was two weeks away from payroll and he didn’t know how he was going to pay his staff. Another time, he delivered a customer coffee beans that…

WATCH: Elizabeth Scharpf on that time of the month for millions

We all know that that time of the month is a pain, but who knew that it causes millions of women to lose up to 45 days of work and…

Tax Day Special! Dowser Interview: Donna Morton of the Centre for Integral Economics

Happy Tax Day! Have you ever wondered why don’t we tax Hummers instead of salaries? Or why don’t we list environmental damage as a liability on balance sheets? These are…