AGC Founder Sarah Elizabeth Ippel Featured as One of GOOD Magazine’s List of 100 People Pushing the World Forward

27 Mar

Last night, GOOD Magazine announced the third annual GOOD 100 list, featuring 100 individuals who are making a difference around the world, advancing communities and society through action. Past GOOD 100 honorees have included Hillary Clinton, and TEDx.

For the third iteration of the GOOD 100 list, GOOD is positioning the award as a call to action, asking readers to support the efforts of GOOD honorees through their own individual action, donating time, money or expertise.

We are proud to announce that AGC’s own Founder and Executive Director, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel will be honored on the GOOD 100 list for her efforts to reimagine what is possible through public education with the Academy for Global Citizenship.

Beginning on April 1st, will publish introductions to each GOOD 100 honoree. We invite you to join the conversation at and share your experiences and ideas for systemic change. Through collaboration and sharing our enthusiasm, we have an opportunity to affect a larger change.

The following press release provides some more information about the award and GOOD.


March 26, 2013


Press contact:

Megan DiSciullo

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Sarah Elizabeth Ippel of The Academy for Global Citizenship is Featured as One of GOOD Magazine’s List of 100 People Pushing the World Forward 

Groundbreaking Approach is Transforming the Way We Educate Our Students in Chicago and Beyond

CHICAGO, IL, March 26, 2013 — Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, founder and executive director of the Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC), was selected as one of the GOOD Magazine’s GOOD 100, which honors 100 incredible people moving the world forward through “doing.” The worldwide awards program is a project of GOOD, the global community of people who give a damn.

Ippel founded AGC with one simple quest: to reimagine what is possible in public education. Today, she is recognized for her commitment to integrating sustainability, nutrition and wellness, and international mindfulness into a student’s core learning experience and, in turn, showing how it supports high achievement and strong academic progress. Her goal through AGC is to impact more than 20 million students by 2020.

“We are so proud to be a part of the GOOD 100 list,” said Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, founder and executive director of The Academy for Global Citizenship. “Our goal is to be an incubator of innovation—to extract and scale successful modules of teaching—and change the way our society educates our future generation of students.”

Created in 2009, the GOOD 100 was designed to identify and honor the catalysts who drive change in their communities in creative and inspiring ways.  They are artists, activists and entrepreneurs—all are innovators from the worlds of education, design, business, technology, policy, environment and food. Curated by GOOD, its advisory board and former GOOD 100 honorees, the GOOD 100 are emblematic of pragmatic idealism and creative engagement at its best.

As one of the GOOD 100, Ippel is profiled in GOOD Magazine’s Spring 2013 issue.  For more information on the GOOD 100, visit

 About The Academy for Global Citizenship

The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a Chicago Public Charter School located on the city’s underserved southwest side. AGC’s mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action both now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond.  We are committed to fostering environmental stewardship, nutrition and wellness, and an international perspective. We aim to inspire the way society educates by creating a replicable model for learning in the 21st century, including the construction of Chicago’s first net-positive energy school campus. For more information, please visit

About GOOD

GOOD is a global community of people who give a damn, and is a social platform where community members can connect with the best ideas and tools for progress. GOOD Magazine is a quarterly print publication that reflects the activity and impact the community creates.  The award-winning publication takes a playful and smart perspective on social enterprise, design, and living well while doing good. To learn more, visit; to subscribe to the magazine, visit



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