NOTE: IN APRIL 2018, AS PART OF ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO HELP BREAK CYCLES OF POVERTY, EMMANUEL HOUSE MERGED WITH A LONG-TIME PARTNER ORGANIZATION TO BECOME THE NEIGHBOR PROJECT. THE STORY BELOW REMAINS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF EMMANUEL HOUSE’S HISTORY, AND WE HOPE YOU READ IT, BUT PLEASE ALSO READ ABOUT ITS NEW AND MUCH-EXPANDED CAPACITIES AS THE NEIGHBOR PROJECT HERE , AND GO TO RICK GUZMAN’S 2020 TALK ON THE NEIGHBOR PROJECT’S GROWTH AND INSPIRATIONAL PHILOSOPHY.
EMMANUEL HOUSE has been named one of the Top 100 Most Innovative social enterprises/non-profits in the world by Classy, the great funding platform that has helped raise hundreds of millions for social change organizations. The “Classy” has become the “Oscar” of the social change world. Congratulations to Rick & Desiree Guzman, who founded Emmanuel House as a living memorial to Bryan Emmanuel Guzman, to our Executive Director Hayley Meksi, and to all our friends, supporters, and network partners. Go here to See the Top 100 and be inspired by what each one does. Emmanuel House is honored to be in this company.
1300 organizations operating in 118 countries applied for these prestigious awards. The webpage introducing the Top 100 says: “The Classy Awards exist to put a spotlight on the most remarkable change makers of our generation. The Finalists recognized this year are addressing the incredibly complex and equally severe problems we face today. Their efforts span global poverty and hunger, disease, education, climate change, disaster response and preparedness, and health care accessibility.
“Selected from 1,300 nonprofit and social enterprise programs during an extensive year-long research and vetting process, this year’s Finalists represent the brightest minds and boldest leaders that are solving problems through innovation. We are honored to introduce the 100 most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises, the Classy Awards Finalists.”
Classy itself was named this year as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good by the influential magazine Fast Company. This link gives you other links to help you follow Classy’s story, from its start as a San Diego pub crawl to a platform which now includes as clients the U.N., Oxfam America, National Geographic, the Malala Fund, and so many of the most prominent social change organizations in the world. Classy’s three day “Collaborative” conference in Boston this June is billed as “The Biggest Event in Social Innovation.” It culminates with the awards ceremony, where a winner will be announced in each of Classy’s categories of social service and change. Among the attendees at this year’s Classy Collaborative Conference will be:
- Erica Kochi, Senior Advisor to UNICEF Executive Director on Innovation, and Co-Founder, UNICEF Innovation
- Gargee Ghosh, Director, Development Policy & Finance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Dr. Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
- Kate Brandt, Lead for Sustainability, Google… and many more you can read about Here.
We have to say again that Emmanuel House is so honored to be included in the company of this year’s Top 100 and all of Classy’s clients. Emmanuel House has come a long way and has a vision for a future filled with even more hope for more people.
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♦ Go to the Social Change main page where we highlight other organizations and initiatives trying to make a difference.