Student-Driven Blog

Meet Clara Rulegura Ford, Founder of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions

Clara Rulegura Ford This week, the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise Program shines the spotlight on our newest social entrepreneur, Clara Rulegura Ford. Ford is the Founder and CEO of Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.) and a Class of 2020 commitment maker with the Clinton Global Initiatives University (CGIU). Ford was born and raised [...]

2020-09-18T20:49:25+00:00 September 16th, 2020|

Why We Do What We Do: Part II

  Daily, a steady stream of student workers can be seen coming in and out of the Hunt Institute. They find creative ways to orchestrate meetings, stay connected with colleagues working remotely, and keep a positive attitude amidst a world that at times can feel turned upside down. Fanned out across the Institute’s [...]

2020-09-18T14:11:16+00:00 September 15th, 2020|

Mike Brown, Hunt Institute Fellow

Mike Brown, EIT, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, Energy Systems Design Engineer at HKS, Inc., Hunt Institute Fellow, and IEC Leadership Council member As Energy Analyst & Energy Systems Design Engineer with HKS, Mike is an Energy Engineer working alongside architects and engineers to help building owners/developers create high-performance buildings that save energy and [...]

2020-09-11T20:31:25+00:00 September 9th, 2020|

Bruce Gnade, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruce Gnade, Executive Director of the Hart Center and Fellow in the Hunt Institute Bruce Gnade, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lyle School of Engineering as well as the Executive Director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership. He was influential [...]

2020-09-14T20:31:15+00:00 September 9th, 2020|

A Food System in Crisis

Fighting climate change and food insecurity are two core issues addressed by Dr. Eva Csaky, Executive Director of the Hunt Institute, co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC), and creator of the Texas Sustainable & Inclusive Food System Coalition. These organizations are working together to address a food system that is in crisis. Social entrepreneurs [...]

2020-09-17T15:46:15+00:00 September 8th, 2020|

Why We Do What We Do: Part 1

Sitting in her office on another Zoom call, the Assistant Director, Corrie Harris, works to motivate team members given the current state of affairs: an ever-changing landscape that greatly affects their ability to collaborate with in-country partners and affiliates. A series of delays, losses, and obstacles have flown in their path, yet they continue to [...]

2020-09-07T20:58:48+00:00 September 7th, 2020|

What does it take to become a social entrepreneur?

What does it take to become a social entrepreneur? Previous blog posts in the Hunt Institute Digest have outlined that a social entrepreneur is someone who seeks to drive positive social or environmental change in their community. Across a myriad of reputable sources, it is commonly agreed upon that social entrepreneurs identify a problem in society [...]

2020-09-17T15:46:26+00:00 September 2nd, 2020|

Beta COVID-19 Relief Map

In Spring of this year, the Hunt Institute’s Map 4 Good project evolved into Map InDallas, an organizational expansion that included the addition of a stakeholder Advisory Committee led by Dr. Eva Csaky and implemented with the guidance of Dr. James Olivier. Weeks later, the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic shifted the focus to how best to [...]

2020-09-08T22:16:37+00:00 August 31st, 2020|

Spotlight on Local Dallas Entrepreneurs: Yulise Waters

Spotlight on Local Dallas Entrepreneurs: Yulise Waters, Deputy Director at Lone Star Justice Alliance This week, the Hunt Institute would like to spotlight another member of the Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC) Leadership Council and Hunt Institute Fellow, Yulise Reaves Waters. Ms. Waters is the Deputy Director at Lone Star Justice Alliance (LSJA), a nonprofit legal organization [...]

2020-09-17T15:46:38+00:00 August 24th, 2020|

Youth Up Next!

Over the coming weeks, the Hunt Institute Digest will feature various members of the Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC) Leadership Council, and the important work they are doing in the Dallas community. This week, we feature Candice Bledsoe, PhD., Executive Director of Action Research Center & Founder of the Collective. This Global Development Lab project focused more [...]

2020-09-17T15:47:06+00:00 August 18th, 2020|