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Homelessness & Poverty:

Lily  Tomlin
Lily Tomlin

Actress & Comedian

Speaker Lily Tomlin's success as a comedian and actress has spanned a range of media for decades. In her entertaining keynotes, she recalls her career with candor and charm.

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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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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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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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Wes  Moore
Wes Moore

NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader

Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

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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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Geoffrey  Canada
Geoffrey Canada

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone which works to better the futures of inner-city youths.

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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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