Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change




Innovations in educational policies and programs


Accessible Images

An open source web application draws on the wisdom of the crowds to give the blind access to images.


Changing Savings Habits

Can financial education in grade school have long-term effects?


Fight for the Future

The nonprofit Fight for Peace uses boxing to create a dialogue with hard-to-reach urban youth.


Bettering the Used Book Business

Better World Books has found a way to make a profit and donate more than $11 million for literacy programs and libraries worldwide.


Getting to Bartlett Street: Our 25-Year Quest to Level the Playing Field in Education

Getting to Bartlett Street chronicles the journey of Joe and Carol Reich, co-founders of the Beginning with Children Foundation.

By Joe and Carol Reich | Jul. 20, 2012

Path to a New Africa

To change Africa’s future, we must change the mindset of young Africans in college today.


Leveraging Research for China

The Rural Education Action Project uses its studies about China’s poorest places to influence government policy.


What’s Sex Got to Do with It?

An inconvenient truth is hiding behind the current excitement about educating girls.


Lifetime Inequality

The variation in lifetime earnings and wealth is largely determined by skills acquired by age 23.

By Corinna Wu | Summer 2012

Civic Education Through Social Networks

In Kenya, civic education programs reached 4.5 million people in advance of the 2002 election.

By Roberta Kwok | Summer 2012