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2022 SOCIAL IMPACT TALENT REPORT

Echoing Green’s Social Impact Talent Report highlights best-in-class social change leaders with bold ideas for solving the world’s most pressing challenges.

Meet the 2022 finalists

We received nearly 1,300 applications from more than 100 countries for the second Fellowship application cycle of 2022. The 48 Echoing Green Fellowship Finalists are creating pathways to a better, more equitable future for their communities and beyond.

This group of change-making leaders is leveraging storytelling and systems thinking to ensure power and opportunity in the hands of their communities. From nurturing the literacy and mental health of children impacted by war in Kabul, Afghanistan through mobile library services; to reimagining a community health insurance model that supports rural families in Sub-Saharan Africa gain access to quality health care; and a collective of Black healers providing culturally informed maternal care for Black birthing families in Los Angeles, California.

While only some of the dedicated entrepreneurs in this Talent Report will go on to join the Echoing Green Fellow community, they bring a potent truth about collective power to the forefront: together, we can dismantle root injustices. With leaders like these innovators paving the way, we draw closer to a world that has yet to exist—one free from racism and its far-reaching consequences where all people can thrive.

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What’s next for these innovative movement-builders today?

Lasting and transformative social change requires us to come together and collaborate toward our shared goal of a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. To get there, we must ensure that those closest to the problems are supported to lead the solutions. The potential among these change-makers knows no bounds; it’s up to us all to invest now and for the long haul to advance the equity and sustainability needed in the world today.

These 48 leaders are Finalists for the second 2022 Echoing Green Fellowship cohort. Fellows will be announced in October 2022. Explore this list to check out these leaders and their efforts to advance racial justice and combat systemic oppression around the world!

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Echoing Green Finalists

Rebecca Aime

Patapia

Karina Ambartsoumian-Clough

United Stateless

Francis Xavier Asiimwe

Feritan Systems

Osei Boateng

OKB Hope Foundation

Racquel Bonner

Fit To Navigate

Josefina Bonsundy

Rootencial

Latisha Bradley

Black Liberation Fund

María (Mia) Paz Cambronero López

We Could Be Music

Keithlin Caroo

Helen's Daughter

Elizer Darris

The Legal Revolution

Terron Ferguson

YANCY

Armen Henderson

Dade County Street Response

Jessica Hicklin

Unlocked Labs

Dmitri Holtzman

Earthseed International

Marcus Howard

ROSA

Daniel Howe

The Earnest House

Neo Hutiri

Pelebox

Freshta Karim

Charmaghz

Jane Kimani

Pointers Global Consultants Ltd

Pratik Kunwar

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Alexia Leclercq

Start:Empowerment

Bernadette Lim

Freedom Community Clinic

Arion Long

Femly

Jael Lopes

Diaspora Academy

Colleen Lovejoy

Sugar Heal Gang

Sheila Maddali

National Legal Advocacy Network

Hadeer Maher

African Alliance for Community Resilience

Namakula Alicia Mbalire

Women Income Network

Sarah Medina Camiscoli

The Peer Defense Project

Donte Miller

Village Micro Fund

Marq Mitchell

Chainless Change

Ciro Muiruri

Pendo International Projects

Barbara Mutabazi

Kunda

Peter Njeri

Mega Gas Alternative Energy

Jennelle Ramdeen

Abolitionist Experiments

Gnoleba Seri

Council on African Relations, Inc.

Khaled Shaaban

Subul

Ruha Shadab

LedBy Foundation

Sonita Singh

I-STARRT

Heather Skanes

Oasis Family Birthing Center

Mathangi Swaminathan

Parity Lab

Conrad Tankou

GIC Space

Kaveto Tjatjara

Flushh

Blandine Umuziranenge

Kosmotive

Niara Valerio

Learnabi

Jason Wee

Architects of Diversity Malaysia

Grace Williams

Citizen Tasmania