The cable news channel CNN recently named Purpose Prize winner Connie Siskowski one of its 2012 CNN Heroes –“everyday people changing the world.” CNN selected Siskowski for her compassionate and innovative work in helping youths care for aging, disabled or ill family members. In her preteens, Siskowski experienced what it’s like to take on adult responsibilities […]
In a Washington Post column, Marc Freedman calls for policies to advance social purpose work by boomers.
Purpose Prize Fellow and children’s book author, Haywood Fennell, Sr. is the featured guest on CNN’s Life After Work segment that began Thursday, November 29 and runs through Sunday, December 2. For the last four years, Haywood has become involved with literacy enhancement and developing The Coota Literacy Enhancement Pilot Project, by using the two […]
The 2011 Purpose Prize winners are making big news. Since the five winners were announced November 3, media outlets from across the country have been highlighting the remarkable work that earned these social innovators the $100,000 award. The Chronicle of Philanthropy profiles each of the “five people who set out to solve big problems.” The […]
Today President Obama honored an exclusive group of Americans who have lifted the lives of people struggling and suffering around the world. Just 13 people received the Presidential Citizens Medal – a prestigious civilian honor second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom – at a White House ceremony this afternoon. And three of them […]
Oprah Winfrey has her sights on two 2010 Purpose Prize winners. Margaret Gordon and Dana Freyer were recently showcased on Oprah.com for the extraordinary work they do in their encores. Gordon, a former housekeeper, became an environmental activist fighting the poor air quality and the rampant asthma it caused in her Oakland, California, neighborhood. She […]