“We’ve got trouble?” It was the fifth time in about as many days that I had heard this question from Arion… and, despite the fact that it generally came on the tail of some kind of classroom disturbance, it always made me smile inwardly. Arion was a troublemaker – it’s true. But he was also
Let’s be honest here—all of us in the social venture space have moments when we seriously question the difference we’re really making. Being on the front lines of social justice means that we are constantly bombarded with injustice, challenge and scarcity at a level that few others know. Now, of course our passion and our love
There’s an old story we always used to tell back in my days at City Year. It goes like this: A young girl is walking down the beach & notices that the tide has gone out, leaving thousands of starfish on the beach to bake and die in the sun. In her simple childhood innocence,
There’s a major problem with the social mission of most every traditional company in America: they don’t sell their social impact. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wondered what charitable causes a large company donates to only to find that I have to dig through about 20 web pages to figure it out.
As we pass through Martin Luther King Jr. day today, it’s fitting to think through the lessons that this great man offers us. For me personally, his philosophies and tenacity had a profound influence on my sense of social justice and social action. When I was an AmeriCorps member, I remember we always considered MLK day a