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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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Announcing the Progress Is GOOD Challenge: Submit Your Story

< Progress comes in many forms. It can be unexpected. It can emerge from years and years of work. It frequently comes with little fanfare. At...

Progress comes in many forms. It can be unexpected. It can emerge from years and years of work. It frequently comes with little fanfare. At its heart, progress simply means making things a little better. And both GOOD and Progressive believe stories of progress deserve attention, appreciation, and support.

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Azure Created Her Own Happiness

Finding herself uninspired at her HR job, 31-year-old Azure Antoinette from NYC, knew that there had to be more to life. So, when she witnessed...

Finding herself uninspired at her HR job, 31-year-old Azure Antoinette from Los Angeles, knew that there had to be more to life. So, when she witnessed a spoken word performance on TV, the poet’s words did more than move her – they awakened Azure’s life-long passion for writing. The next day, she quit her job to pursue a life of creative writing.

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