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Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame: Social Entrepreneurs

The contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs go way beyond creating jobs and building wealth. Many of these ambitious newcomers apply their talents to building social capital. Just like entrepreneurs in the for-profit sector, social entrepreneurs see a need, have a vision for addressing it and enroll others in their vision. Here are the stories of 11 such immigrants whose social enterprises have touched the lives of people worldwide.

 

Rafael Alvarez
Mexico
Genesys Works

 

Bernard Amadei
France
Engineers Without Borders

 

Andrew Carnegie
Scotland
Carnegie Foundation

 

Ami Dar
Israel
Idealist

 

Michael J. Fox
Canada
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

 

John Muir
Scotland
Sierra Club

 

Diane Portnoy
Poland
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

 

Dennis Puleston
England
Environmental Defense Fund

 

Zainab Salbi
Iraq
Women for Women International

 

Ellen Browning Scripps
England
Scripps Health

 

Elizabeth Silverstein
Austria
Counterpart International

 

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