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Echoing Green


Echoing Green is a 30+ year-old global non-profit, led by Cheryl Dorsey.  Based in NYC, Echoing Green is focused on identifying and investing in early-stage social entrepreneurs. Echoing Green spots emerging leaders through Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact. Echoing Green's community of almost 1,000 social innovators includes first lady Michelle Obama, major public figures like Van Jones, and the founders of Teach for America and One Acre Fund. 

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Echoing Green Alumni Fellows

Kyndryl continues its commitment to positive transformational impact by supporting Echoing Green Alumni Fellows and their equity-driven leaders advancing racial justice globally.  For 2022, we’re supporting Chelsey Roebuck and Anoop Jain.

Chelsey Roebuck

Chelsey Roebuck is the founder of the non-profit Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering, Inc. (ELiTE), a Harlem-based nonprofit that aims at increasing equity, opportunity, and readiness for STEM-related postsecondary pathways for students in public schools and serves majority low-income Black and Latino/a populations.

ELiTE currently operates STEM enrichment and summer programs free of charge for economically disadvantaged students in Ghana, Jamaica, Tanzania, and New York City (Harlem) and works in communities where students don’t have adequate resources to prepare them for success in STEM fields. ELiTE not only focuses on serving the students in class, but also on capacity building for local volunteers to continue programming throughout the year.

Anoop Jain

Anoop Jain is the founding director of Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI). A non-profit that improves access to toilets and safe drinking water throughout rural India, SHRI drives health equity and social and economic justice.  SHRI operates under the belief that everyone deserves to live a life dignified by access to improved sanitation. 


Outdoor defecation is a huge problem in rural India and SHRI works to eliminate outdoor defecation by building toilet blocks, training local sanitation workers, and converting methane waste as affordable household electricity through rechargeable battery rental, which helps provide access to the 400 million Indians who wouldn't otherwise have household electricity. SHRI's priority is to preferentially treat India's most marginalized communities. SHRI places a special emphasis on creating employment opportunities for women, who continue facing gender-based discrimination. SHRI's business model is grounded in sustainability, and scalability."