Second Act, an online portal catering to readers over 40, recently showcased its “Game-Changers of 2010”, fifteen people dedicated to “taking on society’s biggest, most intractable problems and, against all odds, making a huge difference.”
The story features a pair of African Americans who are quietly making their mark:
Majora Carter founded the nonprofit Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 to help rid the Bronx River of trash. She is a MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient and is now expanding her own private, Bronx-based consulting firm, the Majora Carter Group, which helps other organizations duplicate her urban activism efforts in other cities.
Will Allen is an urban farmer who mentors youth and helps raise organic food for the poor. His efforts also won him a “Genius Grant”, sn honor worth $500,000. He is joining First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign against obesity, and his nonprofit Growing Power Inc. raises enough chemical-free vegetables to feed 10,000 people while also selling to restaurants and wholesalers.
Read the entire story of these amazing entrepreneur-activists here.