Introducing: Our New Spark Conversation Series
Sparks from important insights designed to ignite change
The Motley Fool Foundation, in its partnership with Ashoka, presents the Spark Conversation Series. This new five-part series showcases social innovators – the Foolish Rule Breakers – and the creative ways they’re helping Americans move from financially coping to financially healthy.
A Housing Revolution
Our first Spark Conversation focuses on one of the important drivers of Financial Freedom – Housing. David Gardner talks with Stacey Epperson, a social entrepreneur and founder of Next Step Network, about how manufactured homes can put homeownership within reach for millions of Americans. Learn what’s already working that should be amplified and how all of us can help support these Rule Breakers and innovators.
Beyond Coal: Building a Clean Energy Workforce in Appalachia
Spark Conversation Series Episode 3:
Moving from Financially Invisible to Financially Free
Access to affordable credit and opportunities to build personal and community wealth can be out of reach for those who are financially invisible. Learn how two social innovators are changing the financial landscape and moving communities from being financially invisible to financially free. In Episode 3, we’re talking with José Quiñonez, CEO of Mission Asset Fund – an organization that works to make hardworking, yet financially invisible families visible, including immigrant families – and Alison Lingane, co-founder of Project Equity, a national leader in harnessing the power of employee ownership and empowering vibrant local economies.