AIL at CMC (Part 2): A passion for social change

AIL at CMC (Part 2): A passion for social change

Written by: Brittany Arneson, CMC ’16. Brittany is a Southern California native majoring in Government at Claremont Mckenna College. She has been an intern for the Office of Public Affairs for the duration of her time at CMC. Her academic interests include security studies, domestic politics, and human rights. This is the second part of the…Continue Reading

AIL at CMC (Part 1): Taking to the local Afghan airwaves

AIL at CMC (Part 1): Taking to the local Afghan airwaves

Written by: Brittany Arneson, CMC ’16. Brittany is a Southern California native majoring in Government at Claremont Mckenna College. She has been an intern for the Office of Public Affairs for the duration of her time at CMC. Her academic interests include security studies, domestic politics, and human rights. The technology available to every citizen in…Continue Reading

Interview with Kathy Spahn, HKI’s President and CEO, on Fundraising Hike up Mount Kilimanjaro

Interview with Kathy Spahn, HKI’s President and CEO, on Fundraising Hike up Mount Kilimanjaro

Written by: Haley Goodman, CMC ’17. Haley is a New York native, majoring in International Relations at Claremont McKenna College. She is currently serving as a Kravis Prize Intern at Helen Keller International. She is the International Editor for the student paper the CMC Forum. Some of her other interests include security studies, developmental politics, technology, writing, and the outdoors.…Continue Reading

Sportsmanship Transforms Individuals – Right To Play Takes the Lead

Sportsmanship Transforms Individuals – Right To Play Takes the Lead

Written by: Karan Saggi, CMC ‘14. Karan holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and Leadership Studies from Claremont McKenna College. He writes about leadership, Industrial-organizational psychology, and nonprofits. Currently, he serves as the Director of Educational Partnerships at TryMyUI where he builds engagement between higher education and the UX industry. Sportsmanship transforms individuals. Teamwork, discipline, and trust are…Continue Reading

Kravis Prize Panel Discussion with Leading Changemakers

Kravis Prize Panel Discussion with Leading Changemakers

Every spring we hold the Kravis Prize Award Ceremony at Claremont McKenna College to honor the most recent recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership. Over the years, this event has grown as we welcome back to campus all past Kravis Prize recipients to join in conversation with our Claremont community. This year, in celebration…Continue Reading

Kravis Prize Intern Juetzinia Kazmer Reflects on Summer with FAWE, part 2

Kravis Prize Intern Juetzinia Kazmer Reflects on Summer with FAWE, part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series. Click here to read about the first part of Juetzinia’s experience at FAWE as a Kravis Prize Intern. Interning with FAWE Zanzibar, though not stressful, was full of surprises that pushed our team to think collaboratively and creatively─which is something I really loved while interning there.…Continue Reading

Kravis Prize Intern Juetzinia Kazmer Reflects on Summer with FAWE, part 1

Kravis Prize Intern Juetzinia Kazmer Reflects on Summer with FAWE, part 1

Throughout my academic career at Claremont McKenna College (CMC), I’ve had the privilege of working and interning in a variety of environments, all of which have shaped my dreams of being a life-long educator and advocate. My internship with Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Zanzibar, though, was an experience that has shaped who I…Continue Reading

A full list of events to celebrate Kravis Prize, Kravis Leadership Institute anniversaries

A full list of events to celebrate Kravis Prize, Kravis Leadership Institute anniversaries

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership in combination with the 20th anniversary of the Kravis Leadership Institute on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Claremont McKenna College. Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship: Reflections from Endeavor Entrepreneurs and Past Kravis Prize Recipients 10 a.m. -11:15 a.m. Freeberg Forum (LC62), Kravis…Continue Reading

The power of entrepreneurship: A sneak peek of this year’s Kravis Prize recipient

The power of entrepreneurship: A sneak peek of this year’s Kravis Prize recipient

Listening to Fernando Fabre at a recent Athenaeum event offers a sneak peek into the power and potential of entrepreneurship and social impact. Fabre is the President of Endeavor, the recipient of the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership. Endeavor identifies and supports high-impact entrepreneurs whose work creates jobs and pumps revenue into…Continue Reading

Group behind high-impact entrepreneurs named 2015 Kravis Prize recipient

Group behind high-impact entrepreneurs named 2015 Kravis Prize recipient

Endeavor, an organization devoted to supporting and catalyzing entrepreneurial projects around the globe, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership. In a statement released earlier today, the organization (which works in some 22 countries to assist entrepreneurs in stimulating local economies) was hailed by the Kravis…Continue Reading

Endeavor Awarded the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

Endeavor Awarded the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

10th Annual Kravis Prize – the Nobel for nonprofits – recognizes Endeavor for helping build companies generating 400,000 jobs in challenged economies around the world CLAREMONT, Calif., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — When Javier Okhuysen and Carlos Orellana wanted to help prevent avoidable blindness in Mexico through state-of-the art, low-cost cataract surgery and eye care, they…Continue Reading

Changing 800 lives with Fawe

Changing 800 lives with Fawe

What career paths do young African girls have?  For many across Sub-Saharan Africa, opportunities have been limited primarily to a life spent in poverty in the roles of mother and wife.  But the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is working with The MasterCard Foundation to increase educational chances for girls in villages across the continent. The…Continue Reading

Sakena Yacoobi: ‘Education is not a threat’

Sakena Yacoobi: ‘Education is not a threat’

In the pages of the Christian Science Monitor, Afghan Institute of Learning founder Sakena Yacoobi offers a passionate commentary about lowering the cultural barriers to educating women and girls with outreach that includes males, too. “The women who come to our centers feel the same way,” she says of AIL’s centers, whose health and education…Continue Reading

Education gains checked by challenges, new Pratham report shows

Education gains checked by challenges, new Pratham report shows

Are education efforts and outreach to children in rural India producing positive results? The answer is both encouraging and troubling, according to NGO Pratham’s 10th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), released this week in New Delhi. “While more than 96 percent of children in the 6-14 age group are attending school,” reports Indian media…Continue Reading

Jordan’s queen leads event in praise of Injaz Al-Arab’s success

Jordan’s queen leads event in praise of Injaz Al-Arab’s success

A recent celebration of INJAZ Al-Arab’s efforts to stimulate entrepreneurial growth among Arab youth featured Jordan’s Queen Rania, who has long been a key supporter of this organization, which was awarded a Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership in 2012. The Queen chaired a discussion earlier this month in Qatar that brought together several of…Continue Reading

An exciting year ahead for the Kravis Prize: Milestones, anniversaries, and key student deadlines

An exciting year ahead for the Kravis Prize: Milestones, anniversaries, and key student deadlines

The Kravis Prize team would like to extend warm wishes for a Happy New Year to all of the members of the Kravis Prize and Claremont McKenna College communities. We look forward to kicking off the spring semester at CMC with a number of exciting upcoming events. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the…Continue Reading

Missed the Kravis Prize internship fair? Don’t worry, there’s still time to make an impact next summer!

Missed the Kravis Prize internship fair? Don’t worry, there’s still time to make an impact next summer!

Strong turnout marked the recent Kravis Prize Internship Fair, which opened its doors to CMC freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in summer internships at home and abroad with several Prize recipients. The internship fair also sparked student interest across the 7Cs to learn more about the College’s Kravis Prize, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary…Continue Reading

Kravis Prize internship fair offers a chance for impact next summer

Kravis Prize internship fair offers a chance for impact next summer

What are you doing next summer? Since 2006, the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership has been building a special community among its recipients, whose premier organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of millions of people around the globe. That community also extends to Claremont McKenna College’s students, who will have a chance to…Continue Reading