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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 over 1,400 applications from more than 100 countries for our Fellowship program. The following 46 leaders who have been selected as Echoing Green Fellowship Finalists are reimagining a future where all people can thrive.

The reach of this Finalist cohort is global: they are building sustainable food systems for Black and Brown families impacted by mass incarceration in the U.S, advancing social inclusion for trans persons in India, and driving economic mobility for trauma survivors in Uganda.

While only some of the dedicated entrepreneurs in this Talent Report will go on to join our Fellow community (stay tuned for the announcement in April), collectively, they embody what building power to drive change can look like. To invest in these leaders is to believe in the possibility of a world free from systemic injustice — a just, equitable, and sustainable future for generations to come.

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

As Echoing Green continues to foster an ecosystem where those closest to the problems are supported to lead the solutions, we believe that current rhetoric around recovery and reimagination can and must transform into action. To get there, it is essential to build coalitions among funders, leaders, and communities on the frontlines. The potential among these change-makers knows no bounds; it’s up to us all to collaborate now and for the long haul to advance equity and sustainability.

These 46 leaders are Finalists for the 2022 Echoing Green Fellowship. The 2022 class will be announced in April 2022. Explore this list to check out these leaders and their work to advance racial justice and combat systemic oppression around the world!

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2022 Echoing Green Finalists

Rebecca Aime


Pelkins Ajanoh

CassVita, Inc.

Shelly Anand

Sur Legal Collaborative

Ali Anderson

Feed Black Futures

Ahmed Badr


Christiana Bukalo


Hernan Carvente-Martinez

Healing Ninjas, Inc.

Sameera Chukkapalli


Leslie Credle

Justice For Housing, Inc.

T.L. Omowale Crenshaw

Grupo Mecca, Colombia SAS

Dion Dawson

Dion's Chicago Dream

Nasser Diallo


Yolanda Dyantyi

Archive Amabali Wethu

Zeenith Ebrahim

Jamii Life

Maria Ana Espinosa

Urgent Reforms for Development, Unity, Justice and Advancement (URDUJA), Inc.

Jhalique Jane Fojas


Omar Freilla

Collective Diaspora

Aideé Granados

Rosa Es Rojo, Inc.

Shaman Gupta

Tweet Foundation

Abdulhamid Haidar


Emalohi Iruobe

Represent Black Girls

Gregory Jackson

Repaired Nations

Sahar Jamal


Kim Johnson

Center for Racial Health Equity

Charity Kruger

Center for Environment Agricultural Research and Advocacy (CEARA)

Adrian Leitoro

Nature and People as One (NAPO)

Nnaceesay Marenah

Teach For The Gambia

Hemakshi Meghani

Indian School of Democracy

Helga Mutasingwa

Afya Pamoja

Iregi Mwenja

Psychiatric Disability Organization

Nabila Nasir


Emma Osore

BlackSpace Urbanist Collective

Omowumi Ogunrotimi

Gender Mobile Counselling Initiative

Peter Okwoko

Takataka Plastics

Osariemen Omoruyi

Restorative Justice for Africa Initiative

Gerald Otim


D'Seanté Parks

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Evy Peña


Marlo Rencher

Tech Founder Academy

Oscar Romero

Urban Inclusion Lab

Patrice Sulton

DC Justice Lab

Ananya Tiwari

SwaTaleem Foundation

Kaveto Tjatjara


Summia Tora

Dosti Network

Artika Tyner

Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore

Rosalyn Webb

Ninth Tribe

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