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Freedom a la Cart & Paula Haines

Tackling Human Trafficking with Freedom a la Cart & Paula Haines

Freedom a la Cart is a social enterprise here in Columbus, helping to provide a working environment that helps victims of human trafficking develop the skills they need to succeed.

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Empowering Dreamers through DACA Time

Brook Kohn and Nathali Bertran brought their frustration with the DACA application process to the Columbus Give Back Hack — and put together a team, a wireframe, and a prototype and over a weekend for a platform that will ease the process for dreamers applying for DACA.

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Overcoming Addiction with Yoga & Taylor Hunt

Three percent. That’s your chance of recovery, once you’ve stuck a needle in your arm. Trini Foundation aims to impact that by sharing yoga with those in recovery.

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Coffee That Makes an Impact & Kenny Sipes

Kenny Sipes started the Roosevelt Coffeehouse in 2013 to make a social impact. The idea was simple: build a coffeehouse where the profits can support causes where they could make a difference: water, hunger, and human trafficking.

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Racing with VETMotorsports & Pete Cline

Pete Cline was racing at a semi-professional level when an accident forced him to take a different turn, and start the non-profit VETMotorsports to empower disabled combat veterans through motorsports.

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Transforming Lives of Homeless Youth with the Star House & Ann Bischoff

When you walk around Columbus, one population you don’t encounter are the homeless, but they are here behind the backdrop of the city.  The organization Star House reaches out to specifically help those who are between the ages of 14 to 24 and don’t have permanent housing.  Star house offers a safe place, providing these […]

My mentor, Prof. Srikumar Rao, creating social impact through personal development.

Uncommon Insight into Changing the World with Dr. Srikumar Rao

My longtime mentor, Prof. Srikumar Rao joined me to explore how we can create a positive social change in the world – and shared with me some absolute gems for making a difference…

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John Rush, Clean Turn & Passion Purpose Profit

Clean Turn is a demolition company with a twist: President and CEO John Rush dives deep on how to tap new avenues of employment with people formerly incarcerated, or impacted by other life challenges.

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Growlers Dog Bones & Amy Noltemeyer

Amy Noltemeyer just won first place for Emerging Social Enterprise of the Year at the Aspire 2017 awards for Growlers Dog Bones, because of the way she’s transforming opportunities for those with disabilities…

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Kiva in Columbus & Lily Vail

Learning that Kiva has expanded to the US, especially as far as my home city of Columbus, Ohio was a bit of a shock. Lily Vail explained it all.