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Be Social Change: Harnessing Your Creativity for an Impact Driven Career - April 5

4/5/2013 | 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshops and conversation on building a career based on your creative skills

Join Be Social Change for an afternoon of conversation and workshops on how to harness your creativity for exploring and building an impact-driven career. The day will include an opening keynote, a panel discussion with social entrepreneurs sharing their stories, experiences, and lessons learned, and breakout sessions that will provide concrete tools for creating a career with purpose. The event will include refreshments and networking at the end of the day.

1:00 pm Check-in at Maxwell Hall (216 East 45th Street btw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.)

1:30 pm Opening Remarks

2:00 pm Panel Discussion: How to Harness Your Creativity for an Impact Driven Career
Panelists: Allie Mahler, Co-founder, Be Social Change; Marcos Salazar, Co-founder, Be Social Change; Sarit Wishnevski, Community Manager, Be Social Change;  Lisa Kim, Legal Counsel & VP of Operations, Nomi Network; Jessica Martin, Innovation Associate, Acumen Fund 

3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Rotating Breakout Session P1
4:15 pm Rotating Breakout Session P2
4:45 pm Rotating Breakout Session P3
5:15 pm Closing Remarks
5:45 pm Closing Reception

Participants include:

Allie Mahler:
Allie is a social entrepreneur, educator, and community builder focused on creating sustainable impact on both a local and global scale. She is the co-founder of Be Social Change, a non-profit startup with a mission to educate and connect the next generation of change makers creating bold and innovative social change. Allie is also the senior Community Animator at the Centre for Social Innovation, were she's building community from the ground up and incubating people and teams who are changing the world. She's previously helped grow Sandbox Network's community in New York and worked on the Strategy team at Purpose. Allie lives for the serendipitous connections that happen when people are doing what they love, changing the world for the better, and lifting each other up in their journeys.

Marcos Salazar:
Marcos Salazar is a social entrepreneur, educator, and community builder. Marcos is the co-founder of Be Social Change, a non-profit startup with a mission to educate and connect the next generation of change makers creating bold and innovative social change. He is also the founder of SocialChange.is a story, idea, and resource sharing platform for social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to share the experiences, insights and lessons learned in creating new forms of social impact. Previously, Marcos was the Vice President of Programs at The White House Project as well as former Technology Strategist and Leadership Researcher for Girl Scouts of the USA. He is the author of The Turbulent Twenties Survival Guide, an expert speaker on the psychology of life after college, Gen Y, and Millennial topics, a former elected official in New York City as well as owns two hyperlocal clothing companies, BoroThreads and DistrictTees, in New York City and Washington, DC.

Sarit Wishnevski:
Sarit is the Community Manager at Be Social Change, a non-profit startup with a mission to educate and connect the next generation of change makers. Sarit joined the team in the summer of 2012 after graduating from NYU Wagner with a Master’s in Public Administration and Non-Profit Management. Her professional background is rooted in creating long-term, and short-term immersive, volunteer opportunities for college and high school students as well as developing community based programs, first at Oberlin College Hillel and most recently at DOROT, a Manhattan based social service agency. Sarit also holds a degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Binghamton University. When she’s not working on Be Social Change you can find her volunteering with Story Corps and The Future Project and listening to stories of community and change from anyone who will share them.

Lisa Kim: 
Lisa Kim graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a dual baccalaureate degree in Film Studies and Law. She obtained her Juris Doctorate at Whittier Law School with a Certificate in International Law and has been admitted to practice law in California and New York. Lisa worked at the Office of the District Attorney in Orange County and Los Angeles County in California, and as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Trafficking Unit, King’s County District Attorney’s Office in New York. Her experience in Uganda and Cambodia honed her desire to advocate for the local and global communities.

Jessica Martin:
Jessica is an Innovation Associate at Acumen Fund working to scale Acumen’s leadership training curriculum through +acumen chapters and online channels. Prior to joining Acumen, Jessica was an iCats Fellow at Driptech, a for-profit social venture that makes affordable drip irrigation for smallholder farmers, where she worked on building out the company’s international business operations in California and Pune, India. Jessica’s jump into the world of social enterprise was heavily influenced by the people she met while serving on the leadership committee of the NY+acumen volunteer chapter. Previously, Jessica was a market strategy analyst at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in New York where she focused on macroeconomic and investment strategy research. Jessica holds a BA in International Studies and Economics from Fairfield University and spent a year in Beijing, China on a Fulbright Scholarship researching the development of China’s environmental NGOs.

Location, Date, and Time:
Maxwell Hall
Friday, April 5
12:30-6 p.m.
Registration Fee: $5

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