Champion of Change Award Recipient
Kyle Walters is a senior German and Political Science major who works with the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG), a national award-winning microfinance nonprofit directed by Grinnell students and community members. He co-manages the Emergency Loan Project, which makes zero-interest loans to in-need members of the Grinnell community in order to sustainably produce positive social change. In March of 2012, the Emergency Loans Project won a White House-sponsored competition to be recognized as a Champion of Change, and went to the White House to meet the four other winners and President Obama. He was proud to represent Grinnell and the German Department, and plans to work further with SEG and with Mid-Iowa Community Action for some years, before entering law school to study public interest law.