Leverage Your Skills – Impact Lives

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You can leverage your skills and vision to impact the lives of others through volunteerism and entrepreneurship.  Derreck will share from his experiences how to get started, overcoming obstacles and the journey to accomplishment.

Derreck Kayongo and his family fled a civil war in Uganda and settled in the U.S. when he was ten years old.  He graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  He began his career working for the Congressional Hunger Center, American Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International and CARE.

In 2009 he founded the Global Soap Project.  He joined two problems to create a unique solution – partially used bars of soap thrown away by hotels and millions who die globally due to lack of hygiene and sanitation.  The organization raised funds, built a soap recycling factory and recruited partners to distribute soap in 32 countries.

Today Derreck leads the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.  He is a frequent speaker for business, humanitarian and university groups and a TEDx presenter.

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Date/Time Date(s) - 03/14/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location 5 Seasons Prado

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