NewDay Speaker Jordan Kassalow
NewDay Speaker Jordan Kassalow is co-chairman and founder of VisionSpring, an organization providing affordable access to eyeglasses everywhere. VisionSpring trains local vision entrepreneurs to operate microfranchises, travelling from village to village conducting eye exams and selling glasses. They are the main recipient of Warby Parker’s “buy one, give one” program and have delivered over 1.6 million glasses to bottom-of-the-pyramid communities. Dr. Kassalow was recently named to Forbes Impact 30, a list of the world’s leading Social Entrepreneurs and won Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership for Non-Profit Ventures: National Business Plan Competition for Non-Profit Organizations. In addition, last year, VisionSpring won Duke University’s Social Innovation Award. Attend and submit a written reflection for extra credit.