By Olivia Allen Today, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are crucial fields when it comes to driving innovation, yet businesses in the United States are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit qualified STEM employees into their workforce due to a skills gap. According to the Gates Foundation, just 25% of high school graduates in the […]
By Dennis Shaughnessy The latest story of global inequality comes from Oxfam International this week: 85 people own as much of the world’s wealth has the 3.5 billion poorest people, or the bottom half of the planet. As for inequality in the US: 95% of the income gaps in recent years have gone to the top […]
By Becky Darling REMOTE (Reintegration, Education, Mentoring, Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship) is a social business focused on the entrepreneurial education of marginalized populations: incarcerated persons, those transitioning out of prison, and persons transitioning out of homelessness. The program consists of a six-month entrepreneurial education program, followed by a 2–3 month incubator program to get businesses off the […]
By Anahi Santoyo When I was asked to write about my co-op at Heart Capital, an impact investment company based in Cape Town, South Africa, I was very overwhelmed since there were many experiences I wanted to share. Should I start by mentioning the thrilling, fun, and creative work-environment of the organization? Should I give a […]
Hi everyone, By now you may have learned that Esther has decided to pursue her passion and head to California, to start an exciting new position with a social enterprise called Global Citizen Year. She is heading home and moving up, and while we will all miss her greatly, we’re excited and happy for her […]
It is the great Madiba’s historic legacy that South Africa is finally a free, democratic and non-discriminatory society. It is up to the next leader of this remarkable country to carry that legacy forward from social justice to economic justice. With social equality comes the expectation for full and complete equality, and the expectation among the millions of poor South Africans is for more and better jobs, and the improved conditions of daily life that follow productive and meaningful work for all.