Category: 2014

Ziolkowski, Jim

Social Entrepreneur Honoree – buildon.org

“You have to confront your fears and you have to ask yourself: What am I willing to do to make a real difference in my community, my church, my country? I ask myself that every day.” Those are the words of Jim Ziolkowski, who in 1991 founded buildOn with a mission to “break the cycle
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Warren, Scott

Social Entrepreneur Honoree – Generation Citizen

Scott Warren’s belief in participatory democracy (informed by his childhood as a “foreign service brat”) is so strong that he was still an undergrad when he and a friend conceived the idea for Generation Citizen in 2008. Warren was just 15 when he witnessed the first truly democratic elections in Kenya’s history. That experience, coupled
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Martin, Margaret

Social Entrepreneur Honoree – harmony-project.org

A Saturday stroll in May through some of Los Angeles’ less chic neighborhoods might surprise the unwitting pedestrian. Walking through Exposition Park, or past Quincy Jones or Alexandria elementary schools or Los Angeles City College, entrancing sounds emanate. In each location, the beautiful harmony of an orchestral ensemble beckons the casual passerby. That such beautiful
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