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Since 2001, the College of Human Ecology has been very pleased to be the home of the Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service. Established with the generosity and foresight of Jill and Ken Iscol, this program is intended to give undergraduate students inspiration and direction in translating their knowledge, idealism, and optimism into concrete action to build better communities for families and children.

Across the University and in the College of Human Ecology, there is a deep and longstanding interest in community development related to families and children. The Iscol program brings individuals to campus that embody the intelligence, energy, sacrifice, and commitment it takes to successfully impact society and supports Cornell students in meaningful summer internships in public service. More...

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Glenn E Martin

JustLeadershipUSA

DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: G10 Biotech Building

Glenn E. Martin is the founder and president of JustLeadershipUSA, an organization dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030, while reducing crime. JLUSA empowers people most affected by incarceration to drive policy reform.

 

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Reshma Saujani

Girls Who Code

DATE: October 7, 2015

Reshma Saujaniis the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future.

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Maria Pacheco

Maria Pacheco

DATE: October 6, 2014

Maria Pacheco is the founder and CEO of Wakami, a lifestyle brand that partners with artisan entrepreneurs so they can create a better future for their families and communities.

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Leila Janah

Leila Janah

DATE: September 30, 2013

Leila Janah of Samasource shared her experiences of building a company with real revenue streams and delved into the fundamental secret of social entrepreneurship: get things done and never give up.

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Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline Novogratz

DATE: September 27, 2010

Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund. Author of The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

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Past Lectures

Reforming Public Education: How to Change the Conversation

DATE: October 5, 2009

Speaker: Chancellor Michelle Rhee, leads D.C. Public Schools, a district numbering 46,000 students and 123 schools.

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Past Lectures

New Unionism: Delivering the Promise of a Fair Economy

DATE: September 8, 2008

Speaker: Sara Horowitz ('84) Founder and Executive Director of Working today Freelancers Union.

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Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World

DATE: 2007

Speaker: Craig Kielburger, Founder of Free the Children, an organization that has built more than 450 schools and educated some 40,000children in 50 developing countries to combat child labor through education.

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Is Development Possible Today?

DATE: 2006

Speaker: Christopher London, Executive Director, Educate the Children whose mission is to provide educational and development opportunities for children, women, and communities in Nepal, enabling them to gain new skills to improve their lives.

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Someday You’ll Change the World...

DATE: 2005

Speaker: Ken Grouf, Founder and co-executive director of CityYear New York, an AmeriCorps program

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The Light of Conscience: How a Simple Act Can Change Your Life

DATE: 2004

Speaker: Bill Shore, Founder and CEO of Share Our Strength, a leading anti-hunger, anti-poverty organization that mobilizes industries and individuals to fight hunger and poverty.

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