Honor Roll: MORTAR

The Honor Roll is a bi-weekly series that highlights the amazing work that’s being done in the social sector to build economic self-sufficiency and pathways out of poverty. While scrolling through the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list, I came across an organization that has brought to life my as-of-yet-unrealized vision for Hartford. MORTAR Cincinnati is a nonprofit that is…

Who is an Urban Entrepreneur?

How did “urban” come to be code word for people of color and how has that usage shaped policy and opportunity for city dwellers?

Honor Roll: reSET

The Honor Roll is a bi-weekly series that highlights the amazing work that’s being done in the social sector to build economic self-sufficiency and pathways out of poverty. reSET is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector.  Its strategic goals are threefold: to be the “go-to” place for impact entrepreneurs, to make Hartford…

The Good Stuff – A Weekly Roundup

A weekly roundup of good stories on social entrepreneurship, income inequality and economic justice. On The Urban Entrepreneur Is Entrepreneurship a Potential Pathway Out of Poverty Income Inequality: Separate But Not Equal Here in Connecticut A progressive coalition is pushing to address income inequality in Connecticut Around the U.S. CNNMoney points out that America is Missing Out…

Celebrating Entrepreneurs of Color

Check out this great post over at Case Foundation celebrating the contributions that entrepreneurs of color have made in America. Case Foundation “finds and funds efforts that break down barriers and divisions, challenge the status quo and offer new solutions to ever-evolving problems, all in pursuit of one bold mission – investing in people and ideas that…

Entrepreneurship: A Pathway Out of Poverty?

Can Entrepreneurship Do Any Good? Perhaps the most important question to tackle on this blog is whether entrepreneurship really can help lift individuals out of poverty. Professor Muhammad Yunus certainly thinks so. His groundbreaking microfinance work in Bangladesh earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Grameen Bank, founded by Dr. Yunus in the mid-70s, has…