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FirstGen Internship Program
Introducing the Emerson Collective 2021 Summer Internship
We are recruiting a diverse team of rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are committed to helping communities, are passionate about social justice, and are driven to accelerate positive impact in our world.
Why All Students Deserve High-Speed Internet
‘Using the internet in my classroom is like sucking peanut butter through a straw’ — All students deserve high-speed internet, and Evan Marwell’s company is making it happen.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, dig into the important work of women in science from across the Collective.
Are Immigrant Detention Centers the New Internment Camps?
Emerson Collective Senior Fellow Barbara Hines provides legal representation to families seeking refuge in the U.S....
Internet Researcher & Policy Expert
Peter Seligmann: Standing with Earth's Stewards
Conservation International's Peter Seligmann lauds the indigenous peoples protecting our planet.
Creating equitable talent pipelines through community-industry partnership
How organizations can support first-generation college students and a diverse workforce through internships
How misinformation spreads online — and what we can do about it
Internet researcher Renée DiResta reflects on the rise of conspiracy theories and other misinformation online, and shares ways that social media platforms can respond.
Nature is the Solution: Shyla Raghav on Climate Resilience
Conservation International's Shyla Raghav talks about the needs to both address the root causes of climate change and adapt to its impacts.
The Way Forward
We're excited to announce The Way Forward, a weekly live event series hosted by The Atlantic in collaboration with Chatham House, Emerson Collective, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Engaging in Policy and Political Change as a 501c3
Led by Ezra Reese of Perkins Coie, this webinar explores how organizations can maximize their impact in policy while adhering to nonprofit law.
Democratizing Climate Action at The Arctic Circle Assembly
5 Questions with Peter Seligmann on Earth’s Last Stewards
Peter Seligmann speaks about the essential role of indigenous people and why their future is at risk.
Nuclear Physicist & Clean-Energy Expert
Led by EducationSuperHighway Founder and CEO Evan Marwell, this webinar shares perspectives on how organizations can use a milestone fundraising strategy to meet their fundraising goals.
Why We Need the Climate Leadership Council
Demo Day 2020
Each year, we continue the tradition of bringing together the Collective — leaders, thinkers, and doers who are changing our communities and our country for the better. We call it Demo Day.
Boosting School Connections for High-Speed Learning
40 million students lack broadband for digital learning.
The Justice & Unity Series
Led by Matt Forti of One Acre Fund, this webinar shares perspectives on how organizations can use data collection to inform decision making.
Mitigating Nonprofit Financial Fraud
Led by Mark Halpert of Halpert CPAs, this webinar shares best practices for Executive Directors to identify and mitigate financial fraud within their organization.
Pay Equity Entrepreneur
Papahānaumokuākea and the New Era of Conservation
Getting closer to a connected ecosystem beyond man-made borders.
Emerson Collective Fellowship
Encouraging individuals of exceptional talent and creativity to advance bold new projects in education, immigration, the environment, social justice, media, and health.
Explore a career in law and advocacy with opportunities in criminal justice, immigration, corporate law and more
Epidemiologist & Journalist
Aloha, Elemental Excelerator
Our new venture will accelerate communities through sustainable modernization.
A Collection of Stories about Impact in Partnership with NowThis
We hope to spur ideas for ways we can all be more involved in solving problems that are affecting our communities.
Anne Marie Burgoyne, Managing Director of Social Innovation, shares her tips for organizations looking to scale their models.
When a Garage Becomes a Classroom
How the Stanford Solar Car Project is fueling passion and putting students in the driver seat of their education.
Our Broken Justice System Doesn’t Reflect Our Values
For decades, our broken criminal justice system has undermined our national potential.
Design tools to unlock potential of students and educators
Work with bold entrepreneurs who are championing social justice across industries
5 Questions with Dave Domenici, Advocate for Incarcerated Students
Dave Domenici is a school founder and principal, inspirer and lifelong educator.
Do-Fest 2018: Sharing Innovative Solutions, with Nature as our Guide
The second gathering of climate change Doers sounded an urgent call to action.
Everything You Need to Know About H.R. 6
The Dream and Promise Act of 2019 will allow Dreamers and those with TPS and DED status to contribute fully to the country they love by providing immediate protection.
Strength Begins with Mercy
Laurene Powell Jobs presents a case for compassion and improved policy at the border.
5 Questions with Nobel Prize Winner Carl Wieman
Carl Wieman is rethinking how we teach our students in the age of technology.
7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be an Ally to Immigrants and Refugees
Key action items for immigrants and their allies.
Why Cartoons Are Vital to Democracy
Patrick D'Arcy, Emerson Collective’s Director of Fellowships and Portfolio Communications, sits down with editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers to discuss satire’s role in holding the powerful to account.
Designing racial justice at the intersection of art, history, and the imagination
How an art museum is shaping the nexus of culture and racial equity in this country.
A promising approach to community-driven care amid a pandemic
Dr. Sriram Shamasunder and his organization, HEAL Initiative, stood in solidarity with Navajo healthcare workers as they fought a COVID outbreak through the spring and summer.
Pride and Pressure: What It Means to Be A First-Generation College Student
How to build an electric airplane
By retrofitting existing aircraft with a hybrid-electric system, mechanical engineer Cory Combs is building the biggest plane ever to fly with electric propulsion.
5 Questions with One Acre Fund
Founder Andrew Youn explains how One Acre Fund is boosting the Green Revolution in East Africa.
How farmers can become climate heroes
Green agriculture entrepreneur Joan Salwen shares an unlikely approach to dramatically – and immediately – reducing greenhouse gas emissions: seaweed for cows.
Terms and Conditions
5 Questions with Health Care Without Harm
Gary Cohen on how the healthcare sector contributes to public environmental hazards and what hospitals can do.
Accelerate cancer research and develop tools to promote our health and that of our communities
Researcher Dr. Ami Bhatt in Conversation
Dr. Bhatt is leading research on a burgeoning field of study, the microbiome and its intersection with cancer treatment.
Film About Oakland Police Spurs Critical Conversation