In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Matt Klein (@mattklein_), Executive Director of the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity (@NYCOpportunity), an organization that fights the cycle of poverty in New York City through innovative programs that build human capital and improve financial security.
August 3rd - 7th run to fund microloans for entrepreneurs living in poverty.
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This summer, Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join an online community of runners to help fund opportunities for impoverished entrepreneurs in all over the world. A "Virtual" 10K Run happens on your time, anywhere you are between August 3-7. Run, skip, jump, or walk 10 kilometers any time between August 3-7 and be automatically entered to win prizes from 2017 10K Run sponsors. Registration is open now.
Alliance Data associates all around the world donned our best red noses to bring attention to Red Nose Day as part of our ongoing commitment to help support children's causes in the locations where our associates live and work. With a little bit of silliness and a lot of awareness we know together we can help end child poverty!
by Zoe So, WPF’s Program Manager for the Africa/Middle East region
Microfinance provides opportunities for borrowers to start and reinvest in businesses; generate income; and carve their own pathways out of poverty. But the path isn’t always so smooth. Poor households are especially vulnerable to economic shocks, ranging from common situations like illness and death in the family, to exceptional crises like health epidemics, natural disasters, and political instability.
Ian Kinsler is playing his fourth season at second base for the Detroit Tigers and is again among the keys to the team’s playoff hopes. The consistent veteran star also is playing a significant role in the community through his involvement in several philanthropic organizations, as usual.
Last year for National Rebuilding Month, 148 of the 1,942 rebuilding projects were completed for community facilities and spaces, which collectively impacted 100,000 people across the country. It's not too late to get involved this April with Rebuilding Together.
Jiro-Ve has developed a creative approach to meet the last mile distribution challenge for getting safe, affordable lighting solutions to low-income households
Many social enterprises focus on innovation of high-quality products designed to reach low-income customers. By the numbers, this bottom of the pyramid strategy to reach impact and market at scale seems to make sense – analysis of World Bank data from 2011 shows that 71% of the world’s population can be considered poor or low-income.
Erika George, director of Development for The Empowerment Plan, explains why homelessness is not a defining characteristic and shares how we can improve the lives of homeless individuals through partnerships and opportunities.