Career entrepreneur helps food and farm entrepreneurs develop artisanal food businesses that engage people with disabilities in culinary work.

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Rick Terrien

Innovation Kitchens

Devastated by the government's ineffectual response to Hurricane Katrina, a former cosmetologist galvanized the women in her community to take political action.

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Sharon Kay Hanshaw

Coastal Women for Change

A widow creates a school in India for impoverished children in her husband’s memory, helping students graduate and pursue college.

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Susila Rani Kambhampati

People's Public School/Praja Vidyalayam

Former corporate lawyer’s expertise helps investment firm expand financial inclusion products for people living on less than $10 per day.

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Thomas Brunner

LeapFrog Investments

A medical researcher creates an education exchange, bringing services to immigrant refugees and raising health-care professionals' cultural awareness and cooperation.

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Valerie S. Palmer

Oregon Health & Science University, Global Health Center

This producer/writer creates opportunities for adults and teens to express and understand Harlem’€™s musical heritage and the African American experience.

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Vy Higginsen

Mama Foundation for the Arts

This former stockbroker, journalist and producer works to increase the safety, income and self-sufficiency of women shea-nut harvesters in Ghana.

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Wickham Boyle

Just Shea

This Asian-American theologian helps church leaders and seminaries understand and serve the Asian American Christian community.

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Young Lee Hertig

Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC)

This former corrections officer uses traditional African rites of passage to help young African-Americans avoid jail and teen pregnancy.

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Alexandreena Dixon

Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture of Rockland, Inc.

She used her investigative journalism skills to create a website that helps consumers understand complicated issues and avoid scams.

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Barbara Nevins Taylor

After a Hollywood marketing career, he brings new musical theater, original works by young people, to diverse audiences.

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Bob Klein

The Festival of New American Musicals
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