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A Fellowship for Life

Lisa Jones | October 17, 2017
Miriam Reyes is the co-founder of Aprendices Visuales (Books for Visual Learners), a nonprofit organization that connects children with autism with tools to develop their full potential, as well as a...

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Meet the 2017 Laureate Global Fellows

Lisa Jones | July 25, 2017
In an uncertain world, the 2017 Laureate Global Fellows have made one thing clear: we don't need to wait to make a difference. Boldly pursuing creative solutions and mobilizing peers to join them...

Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict the Next Zika/Dengue Outbreak

Lisa Jones | April 13, 2017
“Right now, we have a sick care system,” explains Rainier Mallol . “What we need is a healthcare system.” At just 25 years old, Rainer has an impressive résumé . Out of 18,000...

Can Youth Kick Gender Inequality in PNG?

Lisa Jones | March 7, 2017
This blog post is part of a series that explores the role of YouthActionNet fellows in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For 27-year-old Jacqui Joseph , life in Papua New...

Thinking About Applying to the Laureate Global Fellowship?

Lisa Jones | February 10, 2017
If you're a changemaker aged 18-29 who's interested in developing your leadership skills and growing your impact, YouthActionNet is looking for you! Click here to learn more about the...

30 of Spain’s Brightest Young Changemakers Prioritize Connection Amid Fast-Paced Lives

Lisa Jones | January 10, 2017
Between overseeing day-to-day operations, leading teams, and planning for the future, social entrepreneurs have demanding schedules and manage their time judiciously. That’s why it’s...

Does Vulnerability Lead to Courageous Leadership?

Lisa Jones | October 21, 2016
In early October, 20 founders of social change ventures under 30 years of age boarded flights from their corners of the word—Madagascar, Pakistan, Brazil, Zambia—18 different countries in...

When Your Case is the One Being Studied

Leonardo Párraga | May 25, 2016
It is only when we think about where we began that we discover the magnitude of what we have achieved. Yet, we are often so preoccupied with future outcomes that it’s difficult to live in the...

A Coincidental Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Laureate Global Fellowship

Ayşe Gökçe Bor | March 3, 2016
I never intended to be an entrepreneur. In 2012, while studying interaction design in Sweden, I joined a friend in co-founding a social business in my home town. Our venture, Eşya Kütüphanesi (...

What YouthActionNet Looks for in Young Social Entrepreneurs

Lisa Jones | February 23, 2016
As someone who has served as a judge to help select the past four classes of Laureate Global Fellows , I know that the process is considered a great responsibility—and incredible inspiration...