Twitter Roundup – November 5: Happy Meals, electric cars and kitchen sinks

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few thought-provoking tweets from the last week: The Twitter feed…

Arts and Urban Youth: Sarah Green on teaching poetry to at-risk youth

Urban arts programs often build confidence and agency among youth who are disheartened by — or disconnected from — public schools. Starting today, and over the next few weeks, we’ll…

Interview: Erin Krampetz of Ashoka U on taking measured risks to transform higher education

In our Risk-taking series, Tulane University and Ashoka U students Katie Smalley and Laura White shed light on the value of risk-taking. By interviewing social innovators about bold steps they’ve…

Interview: Steve Barr on how Green Dot’s schools are beating the odds in Los Angeles

Rather than lobby the State Board of Education to create reform in the public school system, Steve Barr uses grassroots political tactics to motivate families to demand change. A co-founder…

The Opt-Out Solution

Americans don’t save enough. In 2005, Americans’ personal savings rate was negative for the first time since the Great Depression ─ instead of piling up savings, we are piling up…

Farm Truck: a model for supplying fresh produce to New York City’s food deserts

Do you know how many servings of fruits or vegetables you ate in the past 24 hours? If it’s two or more, you’re in the minority. Almost 70 percent of…

Twitter Roundup – October 29: Water pumps, toilet paper and BP oil

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few thought-provoking tweets from the last week: This weekend, the…

Arts and Urban Youth: Ryan Keesling of Free Write Jail Arts on slipping art through the bars

Urban arts programs often build confidence and agency among youth who are disheartened by — or disconnected from — public schools. Over the next few weeks we’ll be presenting a…

Interview: Kyle Berner of Feelgoodz on risks and flip-flops

In our Risk-taking series, Tulane University and Ashoka U students Katie Smalley and Laura White shed light on the value of risk-taking. By interviewing social innovators about bold steps they’ve…

Interview: Deb Delman on how The Pangaea Project creates global citizens

The Pangaea Project arranges overseas learning experiences for low-income high school students from Portland, Oregon. In the eight-month-long program, students meet social entrepreneurs and activists working on issues related to…

Filling the Gap Between Farm and Fair Trade

We’ve all seen the ads for fair trade coffee with the beautiful photos of villagers hand picking coffee cherries in exotic regions around the globe. Fair trade is one of…

Interview: BSR’s Aron Cramer on how to build a global network of responsible corporations

Financial and social profits don’t always go hand-in-hand; many view the two as antithetical. Aron Cramer has made a career out of upending this notion. Driven by a belief that…

Twitter Roundup – October 22: Dollars for Docs, Kiva goes domestic, and the DoE tells you how to save energy at home

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few thought-provoking tweets from the last week: Investigative journalism outfit…

Interview: Bob Bates on how art gives kids lifelong problem-solving skills

Urban arts programs often build confidence and agency among youth who are disheartened by, or disconnected from, public schools. Starting today, and over the next few weeks, we’ll be presenting…

SeeClickFix: Infrastructure solutions 2.0

An enlarging pothole is threatening the safety of drivers or bicyclists in your neighborhood, but your city has no hotline for non-emergencies. What do you do? It can be frustrating…