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Kennedy Odede Helping His Community at Home
The Hartford Courant featured Kennedy’s story on the front page (Posted December 22, 2010).

Denver Graduate Making a World of Difference
Fox31 in Denver, Colorado featured Jessica’s work in Kibera (Posted December 6, 2010).

Jessica Posner on Building the First Free School for Girls in a Kenyan Slum
The Women’s Eye interviews Jessica Posner about her work in Kibera (Posted October 28, 2010).

Kennedy and Jessica Bring Hope to Africa’s Largest Slum
Kennedy and Jessica wrote their first entry for The Huffington Post (Posted October 22, 2010).

Slumdog Tourism
The New York Times publishes an op-ed written by Executive Director Kennedy Odede. Based on his own experience in the Kibera slum, Kennedy brings to light many of the issues surrounding slum tourism from a resident’s perspective (Posted August 10, 2010).

Student Starts First Tuition-free School in Africa’s Largest Slum
Fast Company profiles Jessica Posner’s work at the Kibera School for Girls and highlights her win at the Do Something awards (Posted July 30, 2010).

Wesleyan Grad is ‘Do Something’ Big Winner
The Hartford Courant recounts Jessica Posner’s win at the 2010 Do Something awards (July 20, 2010).

Jessica Posner’s ‘Do Something’ Victory Gives $100K to Kenyan Slum Project
The Huffington Post covers Managing Director Jessica Posner’s victory in the 2010 Do Something Award (Posted July 20, 2010)

Jessica Posner: Changing Lives in a Hell on Earth
The Denver Post writes a profile of Managing Director, Jessica Posner, and our work. (Posted July 7, 2010)

HIA Senior Fellow Kennedy Odede Wins Dell Social Innovation Competition
Humanity in Action writes about fellow Kennedy Odede, Executive Director of Shining Hope for Communities, winning the Dell Social Innovation Award. (Posted May 20, 2010)

President Clinton Announces Impact of Commitments Made at Third Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI-U) Meeting at the University of Miami
CGI-U highlights Executive Director Kennedy Odede for his outstanding commitment to action. (Posted April 17, 2010)

Kenya-based Clinic Created in Memory of Slain Conn. Student
The Associated Press highlights the Johanna Justin-Jinich Memorial Clinic and its impact. (Posted April 9, 2010)

Part 1: Student from Kenya, American Group Start School for Girls and Part 2: Slum Daughters’ Champion: Native Son’s Gift to Nairobi Girls Opens Doors to Brighter Future.
Read a two-part story in The Hartford Courant about Kennedy, Jessica and The Kibera School for Girls. (Posted August 12 and 18, 2009 respectively)

NPR’s All Things Considered – Kenyan School for Girls
Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede talk about The Kibera School for Girls on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Odede, Watulatsu Emphasize Community Role in Dealing with Issues of Poverty in East Africa
Kennedy writes his thoughts on poverty alleviation in East Africa in the Wesleyan Argus. (Posted November 11, 2008)

Part 1: From Carrying Rocks to Carrying Books: One Student’s Journey Part 2: The Story Continues: Odede in Kenya Part 3: The Story Concludes: Odede Comes to Wes
Read the 3 part series about Kennedy’s amazing life story and legacy in the Wesleyan Argus. (Posted September 9, 12 and 19, 2008 respectively)

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