Profile: Erik Johnston
Program Leader: Erik Johnston
Program: School of Public Affairs, Center for Policy Informatics
Years with ASU: 5
Success Story at ASU: Our PAF 300 class learned to solve the problems in their community by participating in the 10,000 solutions project at ASU. We had solutions from solar energy, to increasing blood drives, to getting abandoned pets into homes. It seemed that civic participation is not only contagious, but addictive. The class came together the next week, contributed their own money, and helped to fund two projects through the Kiva project. The first was to a man in Kenya who needs a motorcycle to run his company as a shoemaker and a group of women in Costa Rica who will buy calves and feeds to create an education fund for their community.
What you need help with: We need more students to realize that their frustration with how things are going are just the first step to making a difference. The excuses for not improving our world are disappearing and if you want to help, the ability to be an entrepreneur is more possible than ever.
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