Karimah Nichols ’09 sends word of Echoing Green, an organization that she and quite a few Wes alumni are involved with, which is devoted to funding entrepreneurs working for social change:
Echoing Green, a leading investor in early-stage social entrepreneurs through a two-year fellowship program, has just launched its Facebook page. We’re really interested in reaching out to young adults with a passion for social justice that are looking to turn that passion into a career.
Keeping in mind Wesleyan’s reputation for student activism, we thought it would make sense to start our outreach here. Not to mention the fact that two thirds of our departmental leadership are Wesleyan alumnae—Carolyn Bess, VP of Development, and Lara Galinsky ’96 (BA English), VP of Strategy and Communications—and three of this summer’s interns are from Wes as well—Ellen Eng ’08, former WSA President Zachary Kolodin ’07, and Karimah Nichols ’09. Check out the page, and if you like what you see, become a fan.
Other notable Wes alums who’ve gone through the fellowship program are 2000 Fellows Damilola Adebiyi ’00 (Psychology/Neuroscience & Behavior) and Fadekimi Akinfaderin ’00 (Biochemistry/Chemistry/Molecular Biology), co-founders of Education as a Vaccine Against AIDS (EVA); 2006 Fellow Sasha Chanoff ’94 (COL), founder of Mapendo International; 1994 Fellow Jason Moss ’93 (English/AFAM), founder of New Orleans Outreach; and 2002 Fellow Cynthia Willard, founder of the Utah Health &Human Rights Project.
Learn more about the fellowship program at EchoingGreen.org.