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College for All: Sebastian Thrun, Udacity

  by Andre Dua Something big is up in higher education thanks to the advent of “massive open online courses” (MOOCs), which can reach millions around the world. What most people—including…

Fixes: A Team Approach to Get Students Ready for College

by David Bornstein, Fixes When Parker Sheffy, a first-year teacher in the Bronx Leadership Academy II, a high school in the South Bronx, talks shop with friends who are also…

What Silicon Valley Cannot Teach Social Entrepreneurs

Guest post by Matthew Manos, founder and CEO of verynice, a LA-based design studio that dedicates 50% of their efforts to free design for nonprofits.  ~~~ There had been a…

Austin Goes Local

I’ve been fascinated by Austin, Texas, for a while now. It just seemed so creative and cool. But more importantly, it has become a mecca for the modern day cooperative…

The Richest Country has Left Millions Out in the Cold: American Winter

By Tessa Farnsworth Curry America is facing a problem and ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. Since the Great Recession in 2008 11.7 million people are still unemployed, we…

You Don’t Have to Go to College to Succeed. Really?

By Ben Thurman In 1997’s big hit, Good Will Hunting, Will Hunting scoffed, “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at…

Students Take on Social Entrepreneurship Early On

By Adam S. Poswolsky If extreme poverty is going to be eradicated in our lifetime, all sectors of society, especially young people, need to be mobilized. Nourish International, a social…

Don’t Want that Sandwich? Can’t sell it? Don’t throw it away, though!

Dana Frasz is a food entrepreneur.  She wants to recycle food, taking the food that’s not consumed and putting it into the hands of those who cannot afford it.  She…

Online Dating for Teachers: Finding the Right Classroom

BY Adam Poswolsky If online dating works so well for people looking for love and happiness, maybe the same concept can apply to people looking for other types of fulfillment,…

America’s 50 Heroes Get Clicked: Everyday Heroes

Author Katrina Fried and the book’s photographer, Paul Mobley, have been busy promoting Everyday Heroes, their new book which catalogs the work of 50 social entrepreneurs in the United States….

Encore Careers: Never too Late to Make Impact

We speak with noted author Marci Alboher about her latest book titled The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Different in the Second Half of Life, which looks…

What Does SE Mean to Me: Saul Garlick

This is a new series of columns, which will let us hear the voice of the social entrepreneurs themselves.  They’ll answer the question:  What does Social Entrepreneurship mean to them and how did I…

A Second Life For the World: Encore Entrepeneurs

  By Lindsay Hebert Last week, Encore.org announced this year’s Purpose Prize winners, five social innovators over the age of 60 who will receive $100,000 for their contributions to society….

Simplifying the Legalities: myRight

(Photo Courtesy of Subject) This guest post is by Michael Niu, co-founder of legal tech startup, myRight. According to the Court Statistics Project, there were over 106 million incoming state…

Making Music Even in Frugal Times

Students receive lesson at a Santa Fe workshop.  Photo Courtesy of Subject By: Adam S. Poswolsky “I grew up in a world where sports was everything,” remembers J. Curtis Warner, Jr.,…