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Celebrating 10 years of The Purpose Prize and over 500 social innovators working in their encores.
This former journalist became an advocate for children with disabilities held in abusive institutions, fighting torture, training activists and changing lives in 36 countries.
This micro-lending champion capitalizes on equality and economic justice with bonds that fight the “feminization of poverty.”
Far beyond the pulpit, this teacher-turned-Episcopal-priest helps young and old fiddle in harmony, building connections in rural communities.
This former Black Panther has created a refuge where young people can escape the violence in their lives, learn leadership skills and create art for social change.
This former New York State judge moved from the courtroom to Florida’s growing fields, bringing human rights and economic justice to over 30,000 farmworkers.
This doctor has modernized the tradition of house calls, with two generations’ support, bringing much-needed health care to 4,000 homebound elderly patients.
Retired journalist brings athletes and journalists to summer camps to inspire writing, critical thinking and self-confidence in at-risk middle-schoolers.
Psychologist teaches entrepreneurship to people with substance abuse or criminal histories to increase employment potential.
A retired professor works to improve an impoverished East Baton Rouge community.