The Greene Space at WNYC and Echoing Green bring together leaders in social entrepreneurship who are working on the ground to untangle complex problems, empower the communities around them, and create change now.
These interactive events include storytelling, conversation, and problem-solving featuring Echoing Green Fellows who are bringing solutions to pressing social and environmental issues facing U.S. communities right now. Host Jami Floyd of NPR’s “All Things Considered” will interview these experts in the fields of immigration, climate change, education, and civic engagement.
Tuesday, Jan. 30: Civic Engagement
Join us as we hear from social entrepreneurs about how they’re creating greater civic engagement by connecting communities, amplifying voices, and creating change. Featuring Amanda Alexander ’17, founder of the Detroit Justice Center; Rohit Malhotra ’15, founder of the Center for Civic Innovation; and Darrell Scott ’17, founder of PushBlack. Tickets →
Tuesday, Feb. 6: Education
Hear our panel of social entrepreneurs describe how they are trying to expand educational opportunities beyond the school building and into the communities that need them most. Featuring Yscaira Jimenez ’14, founder of LaborX; Quardean Lewis-Allen ’16, founder of Made in Brownsville; and James Monteiro ’15, founder of Rentry Campus Program. Tickets →
Tuesday, Feb. 13: Climate Change
Social entrepreneurs in the climate space will discuss how they’re working to make clean energy accessible and affordable to communities everywhere, create a workforce of sustainable ocean farmers, and mitigate the rising effects of climate change. Featuring Jack Amend ’17, founder of Web Neutral Project, Bren Smith ’14, founder of GreenWave, and Steph Speirs ’15, founder of Solstice. Tickets →
Tuesday, Feb. 20: Immigration
Our panel of social entrepreneurs will discuss how they are supporting and advocating for immigrant communities, even as the political debate on the issue intensifies. Featuring Becca Heller ’10, founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP); Reyna Montoya ’17, founder of Aliento; and Robin Reineke ’14, founder of Colibri Center. Tickets →
Citizenship Now is sponsored by H.I.G. Capital.