Vince Bertram on STEM Education, Indiana, & Citizenship

This is an excerpt from an interview I conducted with Project Lead the Way‘s CEO and President Vince Bertram. We discussed his organization’s move from NY to IN, what the phrase “being a good citizen” means to him, and explored the roots of his passion for STEM education.

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Aster Bekele – Ethiopian Youth and Nurturing Confidence

This is an excerpt from an interview I conducted with Felege Hiywot Center‘s founder  Aster Bekele. The two of us sat down and chatted about her history in Ethiopia, her tenure as a scientist at the Eli Lilly Institute, and her passion for helping second generation Ethiopian youth discover their history.

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Nathan Hand-Philanthropic Extraordinnaire

This is an excerpt from an interview I conducted with The Oaks Academy director of advancement, Nathan Hand. The Oaks Academy is an Indianapolis school with a nationally unique model that is purposefully mixing race and class among its student body. Nathan and I spoke about the future of philanthropy, his passion for Indiana, and his hopes for the…

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George Srour – Building Tomorrow, Today.

This is an excerpt from an interview I conducted with Building Tomorrow‘s founder and president, George Srour. Building Tomorrow is an NGO dedicated to building schools in Uganda. I visited Building Tomorrow’s offices and spoke with George about the decision to locate his NGO’s headquarters in Indianapolis,  his inspiration for making a difference, and his thoughts on what it means to…

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John Wechsler – Leading in Entrepreneurship

John Wechsler has been noted again and again by community members as a leader in the entrepreneurial field of Indiana. He has played a pivotal role in over ten different companies within Indiana taking on a variety of titles such as founder, co-founder, partner, director, president, CEO, and COO as well as mentor to countless…

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Jim and Debbie Strietelmeier – Renewing Communities in Need

Neighborhood Fellowship Church‘s founding couple Jim and Debbie Strietelemeier discuss their vision for renewing their neighborhood, their nationally recognized development model, and their passion for the needy.  

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