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What’s Your Empowerment Plan?

Last month we shared the story of Veronika Scott, who founded The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit nonprofit that hires and trains homeless...

Last month we shared the story of Veronika Scott, who founded The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit nonprofit that hires and trains homeless women to manufacture coats that cleverly fold into sleeping bags. The organization distributes the coats to other homeless people, free of charge. Today, we go deeper into the lives of the women Veronika employs, sharing their transformative stories.

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Meet Isoh: Empowering herself to reach her potential

Not all dreams come true in the way you expect. When 25-year-old Isoh graduated high school, she made a sacrifice that...

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Not all dreams come true in the way you expect. When 25-year-old Isoh graduated high school, she made a sacrifice that all too many young women in Indonesia make. To help her family afford to send her brother to college, Isoh gave up her own ambitions to further her education.

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Veronika Scott Empowers Homeless Women to Find a Way Forward

As GOOD rolls out the 2014 GOOD 100, Gap is honoring Veronika Scott, from last year’s list, with this new video profile. Veronika is the founder...

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As GOOD rolls out the 2014 GOOD 100, Gap is honoring Veronika Scott, from last year’s list, with this new video profile.

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Digging into Health: Green Bronx Machine

When you think of New York City, the first thing you think about probably isn’t gardens. But it is for Stephen Ritz, a public school teacher in...

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When you think of New York City, the first thing you think about probably isn’t gardens. But it is for Stephen Ritz, a public school teacher in the Bronx and founder of Green Bronx Machine. Ritz is teaching underserved students to understand and appreciate where their food comes from. Check out the video above to see how Ritz is getting his hands dirty to make progress by opening kids’ eyes to the value of home-grown edibles.

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