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Homelessness & Poverty:

Stacey  Bess
Stacey Bess

Inspirational Educator & Author

The author of the memoir Nobody Don't Love Nobody, the story of her first teaching job at a school for homeless children, Stacey Bess shares a powerful message of mentorship and service.

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Geoffrey  Canada
Geoffrey Canada

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, Canada addresses inner city poverty and violence. His model was featured in Waiting for Superman and has been replicated across the U.S.

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Brenda  Combs Ed.D.
Brenda Combs Ed.D.

Inspirational Educator & Survivor

A decade ago, Brenda Combs Ed.D. was a homeless cocaine addict and criminal. Today, she's turned her life around and motivates others with her story of perseverance and rediscovery.

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Peter  Edelman
Peter Edelman

Law Professor & Author

A lifelong antipoverty advocate, Peter Edelman is the author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America.

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Hugh  Evans
Hugh Evans

CEO of Global Citizen/Global Poverty Project

Hugh Evans’ breakthrough brand of action-oriented humanitarianism has mobilized millions to end extreme poverty, climate change and gender inequality around the world.

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Christopher  Gardner
Christopher Gardner

Entrepreneur, Author & Philanthropist

Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur whose autobiography, the Pursuit of Happyness, became a best seller and the inspiration for the movie of the same name. His talks aim to help others achieve their full potential.

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Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

US Army Lieutenant Colonel / Education Advocate

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field in the US Army. She is recognized for her work on teen pregnancy, gang violence and parenting education.

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Kathy  LeMay
Kathy LeMay

Founder, President & CEO of Raising Change

Kathy LeMay is the founder, president, and CEO of Raising Change, which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and individuals create Generosity Plans to help change the world.

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