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In the last two years, the pandemic has strained every aspect of operations for organizations in the social sector. Nonprofit organizations (NGOs) saw drops in funding, higher costs for goods and services, and a simultaneous increase in need in their communities. As the pandemic enters...

“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” –W.E.B Dubois! Coach Hadijjah Namuwaya is a determined mother of four. She grew up with her grandmother in Namagabi in the outskirts of Kayunga, but when she became pregnant during her last year of high...

"Written by Torkin Wakefield Street Business School leads with its #1 value — love. We intentionally bring respect and acknowledgement to everyone in our SBS family, including our trainees, our partners, our staff, and our supporters."...

Phionah Ayebare, a joyful young mother of two daughters, is known by friends and family in Mbale as “Mayi Scrap.” Mayi Scrap, loosely translated as “Mother Scrap,” is a name she recently earned when she started a successful scrap plastic recycling business in her community. Previously,...

Our staff, partners and ambassadors carry out our dedicated work through the guidelines of love, justice, celebration, education, dignity, inclusion and more. Join us in our mission and explore our pillars—which we call our Core Values. WE LEAD WITH LOVE We value the richness of human connection...

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...

If you’re anything like me, right now you’re thinking about what you want to accomplish this year. It’s time to take stock of where you’ve been, where you’re going and what you want to achieve over the next 12 months. While some like to call...

We recently sat down with Street Business School (SBS) CEO Devin Hibbard to talk about social franchising, and how this innovative business model is helping the organization achieve rapid global expansion. Q: What exactly is social franchising? A: Social franchising is an innovative idea that takes a...

The power of gratitude and the belief in creating a more just world. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love being with family and friends, and who doesn’t love an amazing meal? But what I love most about Thanksgiving is that for one day,...

Exploring the connection between empowering women and climate change. -Devin Hibbard, CEO and Founder, Street Business School If you know me, you know I’m passionate about women's economic empowerment. In a recent conversation with several people, one man politely told me that, while I was doing good...