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Portland’s Food Truck Heaven: A New Kind of Fast Food Brings Jobs and Flavor

At noon on a sunny day in Portland, Ore., in what not long ago was a vacant lot, customers roam past brightly painted food carts perusing menus for vegan barbeque,…

Obama Calls for “Opportunity for All”: 8 Policies to Make It Happen

As expected, President Obama made economic opportunity a centerpiece of his State of the Union message on Tuesday. He even took a small step forward by announcing a $10.10 minimum…

The Start of a Change: Health for America seeks to transform health innovation

In mid-2012, cardiologist Kapil Parakh and management and health professional Madhura Bhat pooled their experience of US healthcare to set up an innovative fellowship program. Inspired by Lean Startup methodology,…

How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive

Bob Fedyski was adamant: his friend, Chef Matt Rapposelli, needed to check out the Chesterhill Produce Auction. But for a while, Rapposelli stalled: he didn’t believe an auction in rural,…

From Spain to the Bronx: A New Weapon in the Fight Against Income Inequality

A look at IRS figures dating back to 1913 reveals that the gulf separating the richest and poorest Americans is wider today than it has been in more than 80…

Rewiring Education: A New School in Downtown Project in Las Vegas

When school got underway this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 children aged six weeks to 5 years walked, toddled and were toted into a brand new institution that’s founded…

Understanding Millennial Finance

Not many college students will find “travel 3000 miles on a train with a group of entrepreneurs” as a part of the job description for a summer internship. During my…

The Spaces We Work In: The Rust Belt’s New Hangouts

The spaces we work in. In Omaha, a warehouse for fruit and veg is now a creative hub.   A former storage unit for Nebraska’s famous crops has transformed into…

Strategic Branding: How to Market a Growing Nonprofit

As nonprofits feel the squeeze of funders cutting dollars for operating costs and organizations try to set themselves apart, many nonprofit managers focus on marketing individual programs and services first,…

Raise Your City: Millennial Tactics for Fundraising

It’s becoming an age-old question: How do you engage today’s 20-somethings in charitable giving and community engagement? Organizations and nonprofits have racked their brains and literally devised development strategies to…

24 Millennials Rode the Rails and This is What They Learned

A classroom on wheels, vintage wheels. The Millennial Trains Project is a modern-day experiment in learning.  It’s indicative of a generation that’s seeking education beyond the classroom.   And piling into a…

Eating Insects Makes for A “Sustainable” Snack

Last fall, I attended a conference hosted by the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics at MIT. The conference, entitled “Global Systems 2.0,” focused on potential interdisciplinary approaches to the environmental…

The Future 50: Best Places for Millennials to Work

There has been much talk of Millennials, the generation born after 1980. Within the mix of reports on exactly where they stand on money, work, food and life, there seems…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, or Repair: The Pop Up Repair Shop in NYC

Throwing away broken stuff has never been an easier choice. For some items, prices have never been lower; for others, instant obsolescence means you always have an excuse to upgrade,…

150-Year-Old Railways Inspire 21st Century Change: Millennial Train Project

As the Millennial Trains Project enters the two-week countdown for applications, the nation is responding to its provocative idea: Let’s use 150-year-old railways to inspire 21st century change. Over the span of ten days, 40…