New York Business Journal - One entrepreneur's mission: Helping refugees find a brighter future

Charlie Grosso may have the creative mind for advertising, but her heart is driven by something deeper.

After launching her first business at the age of 20, she went on to work with a variety of famous brands, including Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), J.C. Penny Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP), Lexus, Comedy Central, Paramount, Variety and FX. 

But in the last 10 years, Grosso has toiled in more than 70 countries, working to make a difference in the lives of refugee students and their families.

Grosso, 39, has lent her expertise as a writer, photographer and filmmaker to strategic management and program design for social enterprises, tech companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 

The result is Hello Future, an organization devoted to providing kids with digital literacy skills so they can seize educational and employment opportunities.

For the pilot program, Hello Future partnered with STEP, a UK-based NGO, to help 22 Syrian teenagers improve their future prospects by connecting with the world at large. 

By Anthony Noto for New York Business Journal, Sep 21, 2018, Read Full Article Here.

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