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Documentary Brings the Beauty of Cogeneration to PBS

Documentary Brings the Beauty of Cogeneration to PBS

A new documentary film, Ink & Linda, chronicles the unexpected friendship between Inksap, a Vietnamese-American street artist in his 20s, and Linda, a white modern dance teacher in her 70s. Shortly after a chance encounter brings these two together, they begin...

Announcing the CoGen Challenge to Advance Economic Opportunity

Announcing the CoGen Challenge to Advance Economic Opportunity

We’re out to show the world that older and younger people can help solve pressing problems when they work together. To that end, today we’re launching the CoGen Challenge to Advance Economic Opportunity, a partnership with the Ares Charitable Foundation to elevate...


Kenneth Lehman

Winning Workplaces
Purpose Prize Fellow 2007

Helping small business and non-profits become better places to work

After helping run his family’s successful automotive parts manufacturing business for 25 years, Kenneth Lehman came away believing strongly that employment practices that put people first are the key to small business success. Research funded by the Lehman family found that small businesses and nonprofits often don’t have access to information linking progressive employment practices to a positive bottom line, and they often lack the resources and knowledge to implement good workplace practices. So Lehman launched Winning Workplaces – with the slogan “Better for People, Better for Business” – to help small and midsize organizations create high-performance workplaces. To that end, the nonprofit provides affordable training and consulting, tips and recommendations through its website and e-newsletter, regional conferences, and more. The organization also celebrates the nation’s best small workplaces, honoring more than 60 businesses and organizations to date. Beginning in 2007, this “Top Small Workplaces” recognition program is being carried out in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.