Georgia nonprofit leader to speak on battling poverty internationally

Matthew Enfinger

Georgia Southern University welcomes Georgia entrepreneur Matthew Marshall to speak Tuesday about how he and his team use their nonprofit to battle poverty internationally.

Marshall was born and raised in Eatonton, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012.

He later co-founded New Story, a nonprofit that builds safe homes and transforms slums into sustainable communities. The organization collects donations that support a specific family.

New Story encourages transparency by providing donors a video of the family they helped to fund moving into their new home when construction is complete.

Since its founding in 2015, New Story has funded over 750 homes in 7 communities around the developing world in places such as Haiti, El Salvador and Bolivia.

In 2016 Marshall and his co-founders were recognized as Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs, and recently, New Story was recognized as one of Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.

“We’re thrilled to have Matthew Marshall on campus to demonstrate how young social entrepreneurs can tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems,” Chris Caplinger, director of First-Year Experience, said. “Marshall’s message is certain to inspire and motivate.”

Interested students are encouraged to send questions for Marshall here by Sunday evening.

The event is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in the Performing Arts Center, 874 Plant Drive Statesboro.