Congolese Dancers Express Resilience to Violence

“It used to be just a form of recreation for us,” Chiku Lwambo said, “but now with contemporary dance we have found a way to express ourselves and take a…

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Here at Solutions Set, we search out exceptional “solutions journalism”: rigorously reported stories describing what works, what’s being tried, and what failed regarding tough social issues. Community development, poverty, education,…

Eco-Marketing for the Future

What really is green marketing? In one source, it was reported to be “the marketing of products that are presumed to be environmentally safe; thus green marketing incorporates a broad…

Hoop Dreams: basketball teaches core values to Congo’s youth

“You come here, you play hard, you work hard.” That’s what Dario Merlo says to those asking to join PJB or Promo Jeune Basket (Promote Youth Basketball), a basketball program…

The Age of Outrospection: why ‘adventurous empathy’ might be the most essential quality of civilization

Imagine for a moment that you are reading or listening to a story so intensely that you forget yourself and step into the shoes of the storyteller. You see what…

Café Impact: How-To Interview for a Social Justice Career

Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world….

“More than Surgery or Pills”: HEAL Africa provides holistic care in conflict-torn Congo

Dr. Kasereka “Jo” Lusi, an orthopedic surgeon who performs much needed operations in the war-torn region of Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo, is also a forceful advocate for…

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…

Café Impact: How-To Snag a Social Justice Job Interview

Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world….

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,…

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Start the month with six solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Every day we learn more about who’s solving what and how they’re doing it. Sometimes these stories…

Café Impact: How-To Use Ambiguity to Pioneer Change

Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world….

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that, in the field of social change, we’re getting smarter. I went so far as to say that we may even be going through a new…

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,…

Café Impact: How-To Educate Yourself for an Impact Career

Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world….