2018 Voqal Fellowship Spotlight: Chris Vaeth

August 15, 2018

The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in a new generation of social entrepreneurs interested in launching their next “big idea” aimed at increasing equity for those who are least well off politically, economically and/or socially. This month we look at 2018 Voqal Fellow Chris Vaeth and his project, How to Help.

Vaeth’s project How to Help is a digital media startup that connects individuals with ways to do something about the day’s big news stories. How to Help works in the news cycle to publish quick, easy, trusted steps to changing a story. It also provides deeper context with long-form articles, guides, first-person essays and other digital content to help readers understand and impact the news.

Recently, How to Help collaborated with The Last Sip, a project of another Voqal Fellow, to partner its innovative engagement model with a news program that’s aimed at mobilizing and activating millennials of color, especially women and the LGBTQI community.

Before founding How to Help, Vaeth served on the team that opened and built the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In addition, he hosted The Resisters podcast and worked across the nonprofit sector promoting social change. Vaeth is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Divinity School and currently resides in Detroit.

Learn more about the Voqal Fellowship and the 2018 Voqal Fellows here.