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Problem Solving Through Community Action: An Interactive Chat with Jeff Franco

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead Anyone can think about serving their community, but putting service ideas into action is when real change happens. Jeff Franco of City Year Washington, DC and...

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YALI Network members: How to succeed as an entrepreneur

YALI Network members shared their success stories and advice for fellow entrepreneurs with IIP Coordinator Macon Phillips. Patrick Stephenson, Mariam Njai and Daniel Bonsu (pictured above) attended an IIP Tech Camp in Ghana in May. Afterwards, Phillips sat down with them to discuss entrepreneurship in Africa. During the roundtable discussion,...

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American Conservationist Learns from Kenya

Join #YALIGoesGreen this month. Learn how to get involved at yali.state.gov/climate    By Karin Rives After practicing and preaching environmental conservation for the past 60 years, The Nature Conservancy knows a thing or two about strategy. So when Adam Whelchel, a conservation director for the U.S.-based group, traveled to Kenya...

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Childhood Illness Inspires Nigerian to Malaria Action

Oluwamayowa Salu, a YALI Network member from Nigeria, founded the Iba Eradication Foundation and organizes malaria prevention and education efforts in Lagos and the surrounding areas. “Malaria kills and we need to stop it.” Sub-Saharan Africa suffers more cases of malaria each year than any other...

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