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Growing a Community of Impact


"Maybe it's a natural virus for someone who has social workers as parents, but for me I thought I had to help everyone in trouble." 

In Growing a Community of Impact from Bergen Vol. 3Silje Grastveit tells her story of what inspired her to become an entrepreneur. She started Impact Hub in Bergen, Norway, working to support social entrepreneurs. In just a few years the organization's network has spread to over 60 cities, and continues to grow. The community has reached more than 10,000 members focussing on making a positive impact in the world. Impact Hub Bergen was one of the early versions, it opened in 2011 and is the first incubator for social innovation in Norway.

This was "Presenation of the Day" Wednesday, September 29th, 2015.

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Growing Hope, Living Dreams

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Ramsi Kamar, a born again farmer from Jerusalem, talks about the many parallels he found between Louisville and his hometown. In Louisville the local community has helped him build a farm. Now he lives a life of diversity through working on his farm with the local community.

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Internationals Impact on Farming and Food in Louisville

@ VOL 15 ON APR 14, 2015

Edgardo Mansilla talks about learning different farming techniques and food cultures from the increasing influx of international immigrants to Louisville through Americana Community Center

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Growing Community Music in South Haven

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Lotte Resek shares a personal story of her dreams to be a punk rocker, and how she ended up taking lessons at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Lotte took her love of guitar strumming to the lakeside city of South Haven, Michigan to build community through music. Teaching music has become her 'transformationl moment'.

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Growing School Gardens

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

What does it take to grow a community garden in schools? Hear from this passionate presenter about how she works with teachers to bring gardens into their own schools and classrooms. 

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Growing a Community Farm

@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

How Speaker Ben Tregenna and his wife started Cambridgeshire's first community farm. 

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Impact Hub – Change the Way You Work

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 18, 2016

Diana Pereira shares about a curated, vibrant community that combines the diversity of a collaborative working space where peers cross-fertilize and develop their ventures, with a source of meaningful content through thought-provoking events, innovation labs, incubation and facilitated conversations that matter. All within an inspiring space that offers a flexible and highly functional infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect with the power of a global entrepreneurial community. Impact Hub Santa Barbara Inspires. Engages. Educates. Connects people to build businesses and organizations that create sustainable impact in our community.

Diana is a co-founder of the Impact Hub Santa Barbara and over the past 20 years has been involved in numerous startups and growing companies. She is the Founder of Balance Financial Management (a full service back-office consulting firm,, the Chief Compliance Officer of Morton Capital Management (a $1.4B investment advisor, and serves as Board Treasurer of Wilderness Youth Project ( Diana has a strong passion toward building social enterprises dedicated to realizing positive impact within our communities and abroad and is super excited about the launch of the Impact Hub in SB!

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Growing Up in Shady Acres

@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Guadalupe Huitron shares what is was like growing up in a trailer park community and the strength of her father and mother to provide them all they needed growing up, love. Photo credit: Rob Fraser

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The Garden: Growing the (Dancing) Beloved Community

@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

While a Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, Katharine Slowburn developed a theory and practice of embodied sacrality utilizing dance. Upon graduation in 2013, Katharine returned to Knoxville, building a different type of beloved community through dance. After choreographing single pieces in several companies, she launched her own group in 2017 - The Katharine Slowburn Experience - and her first full-length production, “The Garden,” using her unique approach of dance-making and dancing as tools for healing and transforming.
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A Volunteer's Impact

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 07, 2019

A volunteer can make a difference. Jodi Isom talks about her experiences with Habitat for Humanity.