Every year at Project Redwood, we learn about a diversity of ideas for abating extreme poverty, mostly submitted by young, creative social entrepreneurs. We debate their workability and impact, collectively drawing on our own business and personal experiences. But what do other organi
Mo Virani grew up in a community in Kenya that valued diversity, which nurtured his adult commitment to educating girls. For many years, he's worked closely with Project Redwood grantee Daraja Academy. "The most satisfying aspect of working with Daraja is watching the transformation
Dan Whalen reflects on his lengthy and personal work with youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina. "For most applicants, our interview was the first time in their lives that anyone ever asked them what had meaning and significance for them," he says of the program's selection process.
Classmate Ben Fox talks about his experiences preparing adults for the General Education Diploma (GED) exam. "For all the students, it is important to be encouraging, not critical," he says. "Some of them are not used to having somebody on their side..."
On May 1st 100 sophomores at Cristo Rey New York High School in Harlem gathered in their assembly hall for a special event bringing together two of Project Redwood’s current year grantee organizations. They were about to meet Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Founder/CEO of Village Health Works