Amy Minella has made two working trips to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. "It is difficult to fathom how a group of people in the United States can be living in such economic poverty," she says.
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 organizations and exp
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 of the girls,"
What do Mia Hamm, Troy Aikman, and Kristi Yamaguchi have in common? All were born with clubfoot. Former Project Redwood grantee MiracleFeet continues working to bring a cure to afflicted poor children in developing countries.
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.