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Leave your phone at home everyday; it could be the kind thing to do

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Henry Cross grew up in sunny Miami, Florida. Upon graduating high school, he moved to the politicized Washington, D.C. and double majored in History and Politics at the Catholic University. He served as a social studies teacher in Prince George’s County Public School in 2008-2009. In the fall of 2009, he moved to New York City to continue and grow his work in education and service.

He joined Hosh Yoga in 2011 as a teacher and Program Director. And since 2013, he founded and expanded programming for the organization with Hosh Kids and Hosh Seniors. Henry's entrepreneurial spirit helped developed the organizational, program, and financial capacity of the nonprofit to deliver self-sustaining and self-supporting health and wellness services to over 3,000 children, adults, and seniors every month in a cost-effective and fairly-priced way. And from 2014 to 2016, he participated in a philanthropic role by expanding the programming, policy, and public advocacy efforts of the Sonima Foundation as Community Relations Director.

His work has been featured by the Huffington PostElephant JournalBlog Talk RadioThe NYC Social Innovation FestivalSocial Venture Institute, and multiple Brooklyn and Queens newspapers. He is an appointed New York City official of Community Board 5 in Queens, serves on a Department of Youth and Community Development Neighborhood Advisory Board, and on the board of directors of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association. And in 2015, Henry was selected as an etsy.org business fellow and awarded Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Rising Star. He finds joy in his community work service everyday and loves ballroom dancing!

India's First B Corp: Tech to Connect Supply Chains and Smallholder Farms

In the same way that the San Francisco Bay area will be read about in North American history books—or history apps, rather—Bangalore is creating historical tech waves in India. That country’s first certified B Corp, eKutir Global, is shaping that tide. What started as a vision to empower small farmers and shareholders with tech solutions for planting, selling, and connecting has developed into a tool used by big name corporations to increase efficiency and directly connect with their supply chains.

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

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Close up of phone taking picture instead of real life on beach
02/15/2018
Leave your phone at home everyday; it could be the kind thing to do Our smartphones have become a new organ, vital to our bodies and an incessant and seductive part of our life experience. In a... read more
Businessman using connected app with symbols on mobile phone
02/05/2018
In the same way that the San Francisco Bay area will be read about in North American history books—or history apps, rather—Bangalore is creating historical tech waves in India. That country’s first... read more
Close up of phone taking picture instead of real life on beach
02/15/2018
Leave your phone at home everyday; it could be the kind thing to do Our smartphones have become a new organ, vital to our bodies and an incessant and seductive part of our life experience. In a... read more
Businessman using connected app with symbols on mobile phone
02/05/2018
In the same way that the San Francisco Bay area will be read about in North American history books—or history apps, rather—Bangalore is creating historical tech waves in India. That country’s first... read more