Category: 2011

Milliken, Bill

Social Entrepreneur Honoree – communitiesinschools.org

Failure—that’s what 17-year-old Bill Milliken understood best. He didn’t know how to succeed in a school system that continually reinforced the notion that he was dumb. So, he found himself spending his days on the streets of Pittsburgh, perfecting his skill of “hanging out” and fulfilling the low expectations everyone had of him. When you’re
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McCorkell, Jim

Social Entrepreneur Honoree – collegepossible.org

Jim McCorkell launched his first enterprise at age ten, setting up a lawn-mowing business in his small town in Minnesota. Business took off and he promptly sub-contracted out much of the manual labor. McCorkell has applied that same entrepreneurial spirit to a remarkable nonprofit venture called College Possible. More than a decade ago McCorkell established
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Eheart, Brenda

Social Entrepreneur Honoree - Generationsofhope.org

Everything old is new again—or so the song says. Hope Meadows, the brainchild of Brenda Krause Eheart, PhD, is a new kind of community that has its roots in a lost way of life. Located in Rantoul, Illinois, it is an intentional multi-generational community in which residents come together to help raise the children and
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