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By Madeleine Schachter, Acumen Partner, Artist & Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine on August 25, 2020

As the year began, no one could have anticipated the havoc wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, more than 809,000 people have died and 23.4 million have been afflicted worldwide. In the United States, low-income people and people of color have been...
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August 11, 2020

Acumen has invested in MindRight Health, a health tech company increasing access to inclusive mental health support for low-income youth of color with its text-message-based coaching service. THE CHALLENGE In the United States, low-income youth experience frightening or threatening situations—from financial hardship to physical violence—with...
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July 30, 2020

Acumen has invested an undisclosed amount in Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions, an organization that works to ensure citizens at the last mile get access to government financial schemes and services for a small fee. This is done through a mobile and web SAAS platform for corporate...
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By Jacqueline Novogratz on June 03, 2020

Last Monday, we watched a 9-minute video of George Floyd dying as a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck. This tragedy occurred in the midst of a global pandemic and too many other soul-deadening incidences of injustice and inequality tied not...
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May 08, 2020

Dear Acumen friends, A month after Acumen’s 19th turn around the sun and the launch of both Jacqueline’s profound book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World and Acumen Academy, we, the Board of Acumen, are proud to recognize the extraordinary...
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