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Top 6 Insights We Learned About Refugees From Our Winners

“No one leaves their home unless they have to.”  This was the powerful response of Estefania Rebellon, Elevate Prize GET LOUD winner, CNN Hero, Co-Founder & CEO of Yes We Can World Foundation—and refugee herself—when asked what her message to the world would be about refugees.  During our annual Make Good Famous Summit, we sat […]
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GET LOUD Gets Even LOUDER on The Drew Barrymore Show!

What an incredible experience: announcing our March Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award winner on stage at The Drew Barrymore Show!  The only thing even more exciting? Keeping the whole thing a secret from the winner. Here’s how it all went down: As we do every month, we put out a  call for nominations on the […]
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10 Books, Movies, and Podcasts to Mark Earth Month.

Let us be clear: global systemic change is what is most needed to stop climate change. But there are ways we can make an impact, whether it’s advocating for change, reducing our own consumption or continuing to learn about the climate crisis.  What better way to reflect, learn, and find inspiration than with one of […]
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How to stay motivated for the challenge: The mottos that keep climate changemakers going.

How can we remain hopeful and optimistic when we consider the scale of the challenge that faces our planet? We asked that very question to some of our Elevate Prize winners, particularly around what are their favorite mottos to keep going.   “Not all crazy ideas are great but all great ideas are crazy!” is […]
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A Year of Resilience: Reflecting on the Impact of the Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award 

For Women’s History month in 2023, we asked our Elevate community to nominate incredible organizations working to end period poverty for our Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award. The result? We received 5,926 nominations on Instagram – at the time, our largest number of nominations! According to the World Bank, an estimated 500 million women lack […]
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By Women, For Women: Spotlight on winners Sonya Passi and Teresa Njoroge 

We can’t think of anything that represents Women’s History Month better than women changemakers dedicated to championing and lifting up other women.  That’s exactly what two of our Elevate Prize winners have dedicated their lives to and are working towards on a daily basis: 2023 winner Teresa Njoroge, founder and CEO of Clean Start Africa, […]
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Celebrating our Elevate Prize winners on a billboard in Times Square! 

“I never dreamed that this would be possible!” That’s what 2024 Elevate Prize winner, Melissa Malzkuhn, Director of Motion Light Lab, an organization advancing sign language fluency and equity through immersive content, said to us as she saw her face on a Times Square billboard announcing our new cohort of winners.  At Elevate, we believe […]
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Meet our 2024 Elevate Prize winners!

Meet our 2024 Elevate Prize winners! 10 incredible people and organizations from across the globe who are — quite literally!— changing the world. From driving representation, to reimagining justice, protecting the environment, championing mental health, improving nutrition, caring for pets and the people who love them, and inspiring the changemakers of the future, they’re making […]
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Celebrating the work of our Elevate community!

As we celebrate Pride month and Juneteenth there are so many initiatives and events worth highlighting! See the full list of shoutouts below!  Learn more about the amazing work of 2021 CNN Hero Shirley Raines and her organization Beauty 2 the Streetz. Shirley helps those without a home by administering a little “spiritual C.P.R.”
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Cultivating Bravery: A Reflection on Art and Healing

  Healing is an act of bravery. It requires us to look deep into the mirror; peeling back layers to reveal the most intimate parts of ourselves that need a bit of grace, care and love. I believe that art plays such a beautiful role in reflecting the nuance that resides within our pursuit to […]
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Congratulations to our 2023 Elevate Prize Winners!

I’m the luckiest guy in the world. Amongst my many blessings, every year I get to welcome a new group of remarkable social entrepreneurs – heroes in the truest sense – into our community. It’s an incredible moment and a singular honor. Our winners and their organizations are truly a global cohort. From Kenya to […]
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Making education fun – and accessible – to children across Africa.

Through TV, radio, and mobile, children in 26.4 million households in 41 countries across Africa watch, listen, and learn from Ubongo’s educational cartoon programs every week. These educational – and fun – shows are designed to improve school readiness – and to provide an education where there is no opportunity for school. Reaching over 24,600,000 […]
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