Social Innovation

From Struggling Student to Social Entrepreneur: One Young Leader's Story

Meet a young leader who sees differences as strengths, not weaknesses. 

No One Should Have to Walk 3 Hours To Access Education

"Being born and raised in poverty with a future bound to end in the Gulf states as a laborer, I ended the cycle of all my family finding jobs abroad by going to school."

Meet 2 Young Social Entrepreneurs Driving Change from Inside Government

Jessica and Francisco each started successful social ventures but have transitioned to roles at different levels of government in Peru and Spain, respectively.

What This Young Activist Wants You to Know About Advancing the Human Rights Agenda

Roberto Zapata, 31, discusses the human rights agenda, the importance of education, and why the 2019 Rice Award honorable mention is so significant. 

Progress Towards a Peaceful World is Slow, but There's Reason for Hope

 "We need to prioritize young people's role in achieving the SDG's—now."

IYF Convenes Experts to Explore the Tricky Dynamic Between Social Norms & Women’s Employment

There’s a growing effort to promote young women’s employment by changing social norms, but it’s a difficult undertaking.

Meet the Young People Changing Their Puerto Rico Town, One Mosquito Net at a Time

Developing initiatives with youth rather than for them is more likely to have a greater impact in implementation.

The Silicon Valley Approach to Driving Social Good

Find out what mission-driven organizations can learn from the Silicon Valley playbook. 

Daniela Retamales Gomez, Founder of Fundación Prótesis 3D

Through Fundación Prótesis 3D, Daniela provides free prosthetics to children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. Youth in detention contribute to the process of printing the 3D prostheses. To date, the initiative has impacted 36 families, with 12 youth trained in job readiness skills.

Alberto Cabanes, Founder of Adopta Un Abuelo

Alberto is the founder of Adopta Un Abuelo, an organization which connects Spanish youth to elders in their communities, in an effort to combat social isolation. Since 2014, Adopta Un Abuelo has matched 600+ volunteers with 365 elders.