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Parsons Tackles Disaster Preparedness Through Design

Four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, an interdisciplinary team of graduate students from Parsons School of Design at The New School traveled to the U.S. territory to survey the destruction of the island’s lighting system by one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. Power in Puerto Rico had been […]

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Ellen Fish

Ellen is the Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Tilonia, Inc., which takes its name from Tilonia, a small village in Rajasthan, India that is home of the Barefoot College. In collaboration with a Tilonia-based team, Ellen developed www.tilonia.com to sell handcrafted home textiles, decor, and accessories produced by artisans in rural India. Working […]

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Apply for The Roddenberry Fellowship :: Deadline Sept 19!

The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program for 20 activists, changemakers, and organizers from across the United States who are tackling one of these four issue areas: Civil Rights Environmental Protection LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights Immigration & Refugee Rights Fellows will each receive a $50,000 award, as well as tailored support to implement a project […]

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The New School Announces Inaugural Cohort of Impact Entrepreneurship Fellows

Last year, The New School launched the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), a university-wide program supporting early-stage socially engaged entrepreneurial leaders in developing the mindsets, skills, and sense of purpose needed to thrive in our rapidly changing world. Now, The New School is welcoming the first cohort of IEI fellows — 18 incoming students representing various backgrounds and […]

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Apply for the Catalyst Program at Blue Ridge Labs :: Deadline September 3

Are you building a mission-driven startup that could improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers? The Catalyst program at Blue Ridge Labs is designed to help founders turn a proven but small-scale concept into a scalable technology platform. Over the course of six months, as part of a small cohort of other founders, they will […]

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Apply for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards :: Deadline Oct 1, 2018

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success. The 2018-19 Regional NYC Competition offers NYC-based students with a budding […]

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Edwin Akrong

Edwin brings nearly ten years of experience working in organizations building and managing digital products. Most recently, he was the product lead for the NBA’s suite of international premium digital products. Edwin is also an investor with Affiniti VC. Previously, he worked on digital products with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a graduate of the […]

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Apply Now to Code for Impact!

Are you a student designer or developer with a passion for social change? Apply now to participate in the Clinton Foundation Codeathon happening in advance of the CGI U 2018 meeting at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s Codeathon, co-hosted by CGI University, the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, and the Clinton Climate Initiative, […]

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Michelle Alleyne

Michelle Alleyne has more than 25 years of fashion industry experience and has been a professor at Parsons since 2005, teaching fashion business courses, with a special emphasis on entrepreneurship. In addition to being a contributing editor for the “Fashion Speaks” column at Fashion Manuscript magazine, she authored the publication, “How To Manufacture/Produce Your Designs” […]

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Scaling culture: Purpose & People Panel

A leader is anyone who gives more purpose to the people around them. Whether you’re an executive or a frontline employee, whether you work in HR or in accounting, YOU have that power. Purpose & People will explore where and how to infuse more purpose into your organization. THIS PANEL: How do purpose and culture […]

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