Wickham Boyle

Wickham Boyle

I always wanted to use my MBA to develop business solutions for nonprofits, but I ended up working as a stockbroker, and later, a journalist and producer. When I met Danielle, a woman half my age with a charity that targeted women shea-nut harvesters in Ghana, I knew...
Dawn M. Blackman Sr.

Dawn M. Blackman Sr.

I was a city girl who had worked in a family catering service and in restaurants, but I did not know a thing about gardening. Then, in 2003, I started gardening with 10 neighborhood children. At the time, I had a dress shop on the footpath between my church and their...

Evelyn Seubert

I became a high-school film teacher in 2000, at 51, after mentoring young film students. I thought teaching would be my encore career, but then the world changed, on September 11, 2001. I felt a sense of urgency, to try to interrupt the vicious cycle of violence and...
Henry Rock

Henry Rock

My background is in media sales and advertising, and I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great black media entrepreneurs. But too often, this country’s young black men are marginalized, vilified and demonized. I wanted to reimagine them as...