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Author: Maura Devine

By Devin Hibbard The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which ran from 2000 to 2015, are largely considered one of the most successful anti-poverty campaigns in history. In addition to reducing global poverty by nearly half, the success of the MDGs resulted in greater equity...

By Devin Hibbard There is no one more resilient than a woman entrepreneur, and millions of tenacious women continue to prove this every day. Research makes clear that women entrepreneurs are facing a disproportionate impact from the coronavirus pandemic. Woman-owned businesses are more likely to operate in...

NGOs fighting to empower women living below the poverty line are challenged by our new reality. COVID-19 compels us to alter our day-to-day practices to protect ourselves and others. These necessary changes have unintended consequences. Those living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic...

During a presentation about Street Business School (SBS), I asked a group of busy professionals what giving back meant to them. One woman said she had grand plans of becoming more involved with her favorite nonprofit, and instead “ended up just writing another check.” I had...

Research continues to show that investing in women and girls is a primary driver in climate action that is inclusive and leaves no one behind. Take the New York Times best-selling book Drawdown as just one example. Published by the nonprofit climate research group Project...

You may not be conducting business as usual right now, but you can continue to actively engage your volunteer network. Here are ten ways to maximize your volunteer engagement, virtually! Email your volunteers a survey to gauge interest and technology skills. Find out what digital platforms...

Transforming Lives From One Bead To 1 Million As Street Business School evolves as a global leader in entrepreneurial education, we’re taking a moment to honor our sister organization BeadforLife, who after 17 years, is declaring victory by sun-setting its retail operation. Together we celebrate years...

Promoting female empowerment is part of the unique DNA of the Swarovski Foundation. Swarovski highlights its work with Street Business School (SBS) to change the poverty narrative of mothers across Africa through economic education and as the response to COVID-19 continues, our work to support...

Street Business School stands for dignity. We work to create equality of opportunity for women who have been marginalized by poverty, and this commitment to inclusion is what drives us every day. Just as our programs create greater equality and justice in the global south,...