Entries by Hunter Rook

African Edutainment Company Ubongo Wins Next Billion EdTech Prize

Former Gratitude Network Fellow Ubongo, a Tanzanian-based company which creates fun, localized and multi-platform educational media that reaches millions of African families through television and the webs, has won the Next Billion Edtech Prize, an award launched by The Varkey Foundation to recognize innovative technology that can have an impact on education in low income […]

Alumni Spotlight: USING TECHNOLOGY TO UNLOCK PRISONERS’ POTENTIAL

CHICAGO —Brian Hill lives an audacious mission: He’s out to save 2.3 million people from “The Jerry Springer Show.” That’s the population now held in America’s prisons and jails. And for Hill, the tawdry slapstick of Springer’s shout show exemplifies what’s wrong with prison: Prisoners have so much time on their hands that they fill […]

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris interviewed on City Arts and Lectures

As a pediatrician working in the Bay View-Hunter’s Point neighborhood of San Francisco, Nadine Burke Harrisnoticed that the children who came to her clinic with health problems—including ADHD, asthma, and eczema—had histories of severe adversity. Her research has shown that exposure to violence and stress affects the developing brains and bodies of children, resulting in increased instances […]

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (2017 Gratitude Network Cohort) was named first-ever California Surgeon General by Governor Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the appointment of a pediatrician as California’s first-ever surgeon general. Newsom said in a news release that Dr. Nadine Burke Harris will focus on combating the root causes of serious health conditions and use her office to reach young families across the state. Burke Harris is founder and chief […]

Spotlight on Sarah Hernholm

We’re so proud of our Fellow Sarah Hernholm. What is your best advice to a younger entrepreneur hoping to follow in your footsteps? I remember when I was starting out, I felt the pressure to have the answers and know everything. It felt like I needed to overcompensate for being young and “green”. BUT this […]

Fellows in the News: Dost

I wanted to share a new blog about Dost’s story with you. I hope it sheds some light on the beginning of my co-founder and my journey to change the early learning gap in India. A month into my coaching relationship with Renee has already yielded actionable areas to work on. Can’t thank the Gratitude Network team […]

Fellow Achievements: Book Release

Gratitude Network Karim Abouelnaga’s new book is out. Here’s a description: At 17, sitting overnight in a Queens jail cell on an overblown traffic violation, Karim Abouelnaga could not have imagined in his wildest dreams that six years later he would be numbered among Forbes’ “30 under 30.” Founder and CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, an […]