The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation based in Kansas City was founded in 1966. It works with communities around education and entrepreneurship to increase opportunities that allow all people to learn to take risks, and own their success. And here to discuss that work in more detail with us is Wendy Guillies, the president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.
It is quite an achievement for any organization, profit or nonprofit, to make it to its 100th birthday, but that is what Junior Achievement has done, as 2019 marks its centennial anniversary. And here to discuss with us its past achievements, as well as its future vision and plans is the President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA, Jack Kosakowski.
In so many different arenas, the problems we face are exponential but the solutions are linear. One area for which this holds true is conservation. And my next guest has set out to do something about it. He is Dr. Alex Dehgan, the former Chief Scientist at the US Agency for International Development, USAID, and now the CEO of Conservation ExLabs.
In this segment, Laura Callanan describes how Upstart Co-Lab got its start and how it works to create opportunities for artists as innovators, collaborators, and agents of social change. The New York group links artists addressing issues like criminal justice, the environment, and urban resiliency with entrepreneurs, impact investors, and sustainable companies in an effort to attract capital for creativity.