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A series that highlights the work of people doing great things, caring things, often life-saving things for other people. These are the altruists, optimists, and social entrepreneurs among us – those helping others across backgrounds, politics, and geography in compassionate and creative ways.

Power of Good Power Of Good

    • Education
    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

A series that highlights the work of people doing great things, caring things, often life-saving things for other people. These are the altruists, optimists, and social entrepreneurs among us – those helping others across backgrounds, politics, and geography in compassionate and creative ways.

    Raising Caring Children

    Raising Caring Children

    According to research by the Making Caring Common Project at Harvard School of Education, 96 percent of parents feel that developing moral character in their kids is more important than personal achievement. In this episode we sat down with psychologist and lecturer Rick Weissbourd, faculty director of the project, to discover how his team is taking this research to help parents raise kids who care about others while also contributing to the common good.

    • 27 min
    How the Clubhouse helps every kid feel like a superstar

    How the Clubhouse helps every kid feel like a superstar

    Historically, a clubhouse is a place for kids to come together to escape from the outside world and the same holds true for the Clubhouse Network in Roxbury. This dynamic space is where teens of Boston are able to gather and hone in on their passions. In this episode we speak with Program Manager Kahmal London on the importance of pursuing your passion while also developing creative and communication skills.

    • 30 min
    How The Power of Sports Can Make a Difference

    How The Power of Sports Can Make a Difference

    Kids involved in sports develop skills in teamwork, collaboration, leadership and confidence. That’s why it’s important for all kids to have the opportunity to participate - especially girls - whose visibility and representation on sport teams trails boys. We speak with Bekah Salwasser, executive director of the Red Sox Foundation, who she understands the importance of attracting and supporting girls and women in sports.

    • 23 min
    Running, Sobriety and Local Food at Boston’s HubWeek

    Running, Sobriety and Local Food at Boston’s HubWeek

    For this episode, we had the opportunity to participate in the HubWeek, Boston’s annual ideas festival for art, science, and technology. In front of a live audience, we interviewed Don Lane, chief marketing officer of Saucony Don Lane, “Sober Curious” author and consultant Ruby Warrington, and Erin Baumgarten, founder and CEO of Family Dinner, about their unique approaches to social innovation.

    • 38 min
    How a Nonprofit and a Biotech Company Teamed Up to Fight Hunger

    How a Nonprofit and a Biotech Company Teamed Up to Fight Hunger

    In this land of plenty, it’s hard to believe that we still struggle with hunger. We spoke with Sasha Purpura, executive director of Food for Free, Sarah MacDonald of Life Science Cares and JoHanna Jobin of Biogen to learn what happens when seemingly separate community pillars team up to combat hunger.

    • 27 min
    Why Writing Isn't Just For English Class

    Why Writing Isn't Just For English Class

    Not enough kids are comfortable with writing, and WriteBoston is doing something about it. We speak with Sarah Poulter, co-director of WriteBoston, which coaches educators to help students improve their writing, not just for writing papers in school, but for writing cover letters, emails, articles and more in their future careers, too.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

bumskillllet ,

Great stories

This podcast is refreshing and highlights organizations trying to create ripple effects of change. Truly inspiring.

EBD3214 ,

Small orginizations doing good things

Really enjoy POWER of Good! This podcast shines a light on some very inspirational people doing really good work to help out the less fortunate in our society.

Jetman33 ,

Great Podcast!

Well done Jake! I enjoyed hearing the behind the scenes commitment, passion and results of Paul Epstein’s hard work. I look forward to more.

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