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Heroes: Hear us sing

Posted by Calida DeBello on 17 Apr under Heroes of the Week, People and Ideas

(Hear us sing? You bet. Read through to the end! This especially applies to the middle and high school students we know are following EVOKE)
In Week 6 EVOKE looked at the situation with women’s rights and gender power over the globe, from the horrors of abuse (as reported by Julio Cesar Corona Ortega in breaking [...]

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Certificates and Phishing

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 15 Apr under Uncategorized

Greetings Agents,
A quick update on a few issues that came up this past week.
First, we are in the final processes of verifying information for certificates.  We will soon be distributing the first batches for certificates per the graduating class of 2010.
Second, as part of this verification process, my colleague from the World Bank Institute — [...]


Investigate Episode Seven

Posted by Alchemy on 14 Apr under Investigation Files

Get the facts behind the story. Make yourself an expert.
And discover the 17 secrets of episode seven…


More Mentors

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 14 Apr under Mentor Reports, Uncategorized

I am very excited to introduce to you another incredible set of mentors for post-game EVOKATION development. Please join me in welcoming Sebastian Barajas, Paul Gabie, Vis Naidoo, and Bill Purves to the EVOKE network.   This group of mentors spans four continents and brings with them a wealth of experience in converting innovative and [...]


Prepare to be EVOKED

Posted by Nathaniel Fruchter on 13 Apr under News, People and Ideas

So far, everything that’s happened on EVOKE has exceeded our wildest expectations. Agents have created, thought, discussed, and innovated their ways out of some of the toughest situations facing our planet. Evokations are taking shape. Altogether, some truly amazing ideas have been created on this network. We’d like to give everyone [...]


Helping to EVOKE change in the lives of Women

Posted by Joshua Judkins on 13 Apr under People and Ideas

This week has seen EVOKE agents taking action to help improve the opportunities and conditions for women across the globe.
Those who were able provided financial support to a range of initiatives, others gave of their time, and many have worked to spread the word about the challenges many women face and projects working to counteract [...]

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Heroes: Making money better

Posted by Calida DeBello on 08 Apr under Heroes of the Week, People and Ideas

The missions for Week 5 examine the mysterious nature of money: at once the most real and the most vaporous aspect to many people’s lives.
To introduce yourself to the questions about money, there’s no better place to start than these questions: How many Evokians did you earn today? How will you spend them? Agent Mark [...]


Investigate Episode Six

Posted by Alchemy on 07 Apr under Uncategorized

Get the facts behind the story. Make yourself an expert.
And discover the 17 secrets of episode six…
1. What is “the girl effect”, and how can it change the world?
2. Where in the world are women still not allowed to vote?
3. Who is Shukria Barakzai?
4. What laws prevent a woman from speaking in court [...]


From a leader cloud to a brainstorm

Posted by Mita Williams on 05 Apr under People and Ideas

I thought I would take our new Leader Cloud out for a spin. I loaded it up and dove right in.
Here are some great ideas and experiences I found from our newest heroes:

Meghan D. Saar’s disappointing shadowing experience of ACT1 taught her about social applications and social entrepreneurship
Robbie Gongwer explanation of the differences between growth [...]

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If you are having difficulty logging into the network

Posted by Mita Williams on 05 Apr under News

If you are experiencing difficulties signing in to The Urgent Evoke Network, please let us know by submitting a ticket here.