Ever wanted to text your doctor for advice? This startup is taking it to the next level and creating a healthcare texting program for underserved high-need Medicaid patients. Social innovation in healthcare is a growing billion dollar field and reveals that business can be personal and profitable at the same time.
Activist/Singer Alicia Keys Call to Action At the Mashable Social Good Summit 2014 – NYC Alicia Keys invites her fans and digital friends to “Light the World Up” by joining her movement: www.weareheremovement.com Watch Now! How President Clinton, Hillary, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and CGI Community Are Building A Better World Issues like clean […]
Six years after the global financial crisis, two former Wall Street wizards join Shane & Monika to discuss why they walked away from the big bonuses to build a better world.
This week is simply our favorite week of the year in NYC. All forces to build a better world are in the Big Apple at once. The Clinton Global Initiative, Mashable Social Good Summit, ClimateWeekNYC and everything #socialgood takes place in a 50 block radius on the world stage. Check out the “NYC week of global change” highlights.
Wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from the daily demands of everyday life to pursue an idea that would further civic responsibility? At the mythic Halcyon House, that is a very real possibility. Within this $11 million historic mansion is a program to create a hub of social innovation.
Social Impact Bonds are funding some of the most progressive social policies in decades. The Social Bond Act discussed in Congress would allot $300million for social innovations to build a better world.
Harlem Biospace is the first city-backed incubator that supports early-stage NYC biotech companies. Since opening in November, it has contributed to an ongoing economic revitalization in Harlem.
“Everyone in the world is watching Miami, and they’re watching to see how we are going to thrive in the face of climate change.” See the incredible challenges this beautiful coastal city faces and how Floridians like Celeste are fighting to preserve it.
The following excerpts are written by Sam Polk, founder of Groceryships- a nonprofit organization that pilots a program to end food insecurity among working poor in Los Angeles. Sam was also a derivatives trader during the 2008 financial crisis. He walked away at the height of his career to make an impact in America’s hunger […]
These 3 Urban Farms Provide the Formerly Incarcerated an Opportunity to Grow by Kathleen O’Brien, Nation Swell With 2.2 million people currently in jail, according to the Sentencing Project, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. But even after being released, life for many of these individuals doesn’t get much (if any) better. Many employers don’t want […]
Seventeen year-old Charlotte Robinson and twenty-seven year-old Brittany Martin are two of the newest social innovators creating products for the disabled community. Both entrepreneurs had chapersonal experiences with disabilities and have turned these
Equity crowdfunding has become something of a legend in the startup industry. It is being hailed (and criticized) for being a brand new conduit for startups to raise capital and for entrepreneurs to launch new endeavors. It’s true that a great amount of potential capital could be unlocked by including the non-accredited investors in the startup industry.
To the residents of the Cheyenne River Reservation, the newly-opened Keya Café & Coffee Shop in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, is a great place to pick up a cup of coffee and a pastry in the morning. But behind the scenes, this small business is working on a much broader scope by addressing such issues as the environment, job creation, diabetes, and youth life skills.