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Can Blue Engine Fellows bridge the gap between college-eligible and college-ready?

Think back to the toughest class you took in high school.  Would you have performed better with an experienced coach by your side?  And what if that coach had been…

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…

UC San Diego: A ‘living laboratory’ for green energy

Growing up in the San Diego suburb of University City, the University of  California, San Diego (UCSD) campus felt like a second backyard.  As a kid, the main perks of…

Project H: A global network of designers who focus on changing lives

The folks at L.A.-based Project H Design like to make things that matter. Project H and its network of socially motivated designers have built playgrounds that teach math in South…

3 ways to combat Gulf oil disaster (#1 send your hair…)

On Sunday, The New York Times reported that BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig may be dumping 25,000 to 80,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf each day.  This epic disaster…

SENO’s innovation incubation offers a model for New Orleans’ new mayor Mitch Landrieu

When we hear the word “incubator,” the image that comes to mind is big heat lamp glowing above a newborn or maybe a basket of eggs.  To the entrepreneur, both…

A no-brainer health care reform

The recent health care debate has drawn attention to the industry’s proclivity for wasting time and money. But research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), shows…

Relay Rides: Tag, you drive

For decades, city dwellers have grappled with the question:  to car or not to car?  Own one, and you’ve got to park it somewhere, a process that’s nearly guaranteed to…

Tim DeChristopher: Biding time by bidding big

Social entrepreneurs like to use the word “scrappy” to describe the way they tackle big problems.  Think of doing whatever it takes—writing emails until 4 a.m., living in your best…