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2014 Cordes Fellowship DEADLINE

ORGANIZER: 
Opportunity Collaboration
DATE: 
Jan 31, 2014 (All day)

Cordes Fellowships provide exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises the opportunity to participate as Delegates in the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Cordes Fellowship program is to:

The Mentor's Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed

Federal Mentoring Council, National Mentoring Working Group, 1,000 Women for Mentoring, and the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership

The rewards of mentoring relationships are immeasurable. Like all relationships, the bonds formed while mentoring youth are subject to change and growth. Most mentoring relationships go through predictable stages, according authors Gail Manza and Susan K. Patrick. In their book, The Mentor's Field Guide, Ms. Manza and Ms.

Resource Type: 
Book

Making Cents International: Youth Engagement in Economic Opportunities within Rural Areas

ORGANIZER: 
Making Cents International
DATE: 
Feb 4, 2014 (10:00am to 11:00am)

Webinar Speaker(s):
Steve Cumming (Program Manager of Youth Learning at the MasterCard Foundation)
Mary McVay, (Founder, Enterprise Development Kiosk)
Simeon Ogonda (Co-Founder, Spring Break Kenya)

Young People, Agriculture, and Transformation in Rural Africa: An “Opportunity Space” Approach

Institute of Development Studies

In this essay we argue that entrepreneurship-based policy and programmes to address the jobs challenge facing young people in rural Africa need to be much more firmly grounded. Specifically, in terms of expectations, design and implementation they must take explicit account of the highly diverse and changing rural and social realities within which young people both find themselves and help to fashion.

Resource Type: 
Article

Future Forward: Innovations for Youth Employment in Africa

Ashoka and MasterCard Foundation

Something extraordinary is happening in Africa - a spirit of entrepreneurship is emerging.  Africa’s economy is growing at a rapid pace, and its young population will require a new set of skills to take full advantage of the continent’s potential.  However, young entrepreneurs face many challenges, including limited access to finance and business support services, unreliable technology, and a host of bureaucratic obstacles.

Resource Type: 
Article

Reducing Poverty by Employing Young Women: Hathay Bunano’s Scalable Model for Rural Production in Bangladesh

Making Cents International

Hathay Bunano (‘hand-made’ in Bangla) produces hand-knitted children’s toys under our own brand, Pebble, and for international private-label clients around the world. Using an innovative and much-needed model of rural production, we have taken the less skilled and time-consuming production tasks to the villages, creating jobs for thousands of young women whose economic opportunities are quite limited.

Resource Type: 
Article

The “Poverty Stoplight” Approach to Eliminating Multidimensional Poverty: Business, Civil Society, and Government Working Together in Paraguay

Making Cents International

Martin Burt´s article on The “Poverty Stoplight” Approach to Eliminating Multidimensional Poverty:  Business, Civil Society, and Government Working Together in Paraguay describes a practical methodology recently developed by Fundación Paraguaya. The tool allows poor families to self-diagnose their level of poverty as a first step in developing a personalized strategy to lift themselves permanently out of poverty.

Resource Type: 
Article

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