Founder of Pencils for Promise, an organization that builds schools and increases literacy in the developing world.
Became an activist at the age of 11 and created #1000blackgirlbooks – a list of children’s books with African-American protagonists.
Organized secret art education classes for children in Terezin and collected over 4500 drawings from students.
Founded a network of public college-prep boys’ schools in Chicago, including the nation’s first all-male charter high school.
Nobel Peace Prize-winning teenage activist for girls’ education in Pakistan and around the world.
Chicagoan and founder of the Good Life Organization and Fulfill the Dream curriculum.
Leader of Sears & Roebuck, philanthropist who built schools in the southern U.S. for African-American children.