May 20, 2015
In under-resourced communities across the world, a new breed of change marker – the social entrepreneur – has been tackling issues of poverty and opportunity with bold ideas, innovative solutions, and dogged persistence. Yet their approaches are as diverse as the challenges they work on. As Jacob Lief shows in his new book, I Am Because You Are, the field of social entrepreneurship has evolved into a global movement, shunning traditional development models and investing in new thinking about best practices of effective and enduring social change.
Join New America NYC and the Program on Profits & Purpose in conversation with four extraordinary social entrepreneurs for a discussion on their own work and the state of the field: Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, a global organization seeding next-generation talent to solve the world's biggest problems; Liz Luckett, President of the Social Entrepreneurs' Fund, a fund focused on early stage equity stakes in impact-oriented companies in underserved markets; Karim Abuelnaga, President and CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, an organization targeting the achievement gap in disadvantaged neighborhoods in the U.S.; and Jacob Lief, Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund, an organization providing comprehensive services to vulnerable children living in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.