Get that idea off the ground and become a fellow with Echoing Green, an organization that invests in and supports emerging social entrepreneurs as they look to launch solutions with substance. (It is also named after a William Blake poem).
EG is accepting fellowship applications now through December 2 (Yes, skip the early holiday shopping for this!).
Consider some of the projects EG supported this year:
Khmer Legacies, a program that empowers young Cambodians to interview their own parents about their survival and disseminate these stories to educate the public about the genocide.
English at Work, a program that provides English language instruction to low-income workers at their job sites.
The Reciprocity Foundation, a program that bridges homeless youth and the corporate sector, educational institutions, and creative professionals.
CentsCity, a neat internet-based virtual project that creates learning opportunities for American youth.
To date, Echoing Green has invested $25 million in seed funding to nearly 450 social entrepreneurs.