“Everything Africa Needs Is Already Here”–African Entrepreneur Collective

“Everything Africa Needs Is Already Here”–African Entrepreneur Collective

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   By Suzanne Skees, Founder and Board Chair        Editor’s notes: Happy 5th anniversary to African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC)! It’s an honor to partner, almost since their launch, with a social enterprise that’s made such a...Read more
This Job May Have Saved Her Life: Jamuna from Upaya Social Ventures

This Job May Have Saved Her Life: Jamuna from Upaya Social Ventures

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Editor’s note: Five years in, our partner Upaya Social Ventures relentlessly proves the power of a job. Our video series on the work of our partners continues. Tune in next time to meet an innovative bilingual school that brings Israeli and Palestinian children...Read more
Helping Indian Social Entrepreneurs Hone Skills Necessary for Investment

Helping Indian Social Entrepreneurs Hone Skills Necessary for Investment

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At Skees Family Foundation we pride ourselves on partnering with rising organizations in the social sector field. We look for partners that think big and seek to move the needle on the key issues we care about: access to education and job creation.    by Anchal...Read more
Face-to-Face with Rekha, Factory Worker from Assam, India

Face-to-Face with Rekha, Factory Worker from Assam, India

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Editor’s note: Earlier this year, Director Suzanne visited the field with our Catalyst-grantee partner, Upaya Social Ventures. She gathered stories and saw firsthand the wonderful work they’re doing on the ground in India. As part of our foundation’s...Read more
Scooping International News While Empowering Women: Global Press Institute

Scooping International News While Empowering Women: Global Press Institute

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Once upon a time, a young American woman landed her dream job — and then gave it to someone else. Ten years later, she’s creating a sustainable new model for international journalism that provides jobs and empowers women all over the world.    By...Read more