40 episodes

The show where you’ll hear the stories of young professionals in the non-profit sector working to change the world. We’ll dive into their backgrounds, hear about the work they do, and ultimately learn how they got to where they are and how you can do the same. With the non-profit sector comprising one of the largest US workforces by tackling the world’s biggest problems across 9 major categories, you may just hear something that could change your life, and through it, the lives of countless others.

Aspiring Altruists Adam Sickle

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The show where you’ll hear the stories of young professionals in the non-profit sector working to change the world. We’ll dive into their backgrounds, hear about the work they do, and ultimately learn how they got to where they are and how you can do the same. With the non-profit sector comprising one of the largest US workforces by tackling the world’s biggest problems across 9 major categories, you may just hear something that could change your life, and through it, the lives of countless others.

    Adam Sickle - NRDC Action Fund

    Adam Sickle - NRDC Action Fund

    This episode is a truly special one because I’m turning the tables, as the featured guest is myself! The reason for that, and why this episode is an extra special one is because it is also the last episode. I am a Program Coordinator for the NRDC Action Fund. In this episode, I share a bit about my story, my early career journey, what led me to start this podcast over three years ago, what I hope to accomplish in my career, and my final piece of advice for all of my listeners out there. A hug...

    • 27 min
    Don Wolford - Center for American Progress

    Don Wolford - Center for American Progress

    This episode features someone who has a passion for using stories to create progressive change, Don Wolford. Don is a Stories Manager at the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. He’s doing this having graduated from Kent State a couple of years ago with a degree in Political Science and Government. Don shares his early career story, what has led to him working in the progressive political realm, the powe...

    • 28 min
    Phebe Meyer - The Center for Christianity & Public Life

    Phebe Meyer - The Center for Christianity & Public Life

    This episode features a young woman with a passion for bringing people together and improving human lives, Phebe Meyer. Phebe is the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor at The Center for Christianity and Public Life, an organization whose mission is to contend for the credibility of Christian resources in public life, for the good of the public. Phebe shares with us about her wide variety of early career experiences, her role in co-founding an organization aimed at empowering black business own...

    • 26 min
    Maya Sterling - Pan American Development Foundation

    Maya Sterling - Pan American Development Foundation

    Sharing with us about her passion for international and climate-related issues, today’s guest is Maya Sterling. Maya is a Program Coordinator at the Pan American Development Foundation, an organization that works across Latin America and the Caribbean to make the region stronger, meaning healthier, safer, more just, inclusive, resilient, productive, and sustainable for current and future generations. Maya shares what the biggest climate challenges are in the South and Latin America regions, h...

    • 22 min
    Liddy Ballard - Brady

    Liddy Ballard - Brady

    This episode features a young woman with a passion for creating real policy change, Liddy Ballard. Liddy is a State Policy Manager at Brady, an organization that works across Congress, courts, and communities to end America's gun violence epidemic. As someone with a passion for attacking the root causes rather than the symptoms of gun violence, and is emboldened every time a preventable mass shooting event occurs, Liddy shares about what it’s like to fight back against one of the biggest lobb...

    • 25 min
    Tyler Brent - Movement for Choice

    Tyler Brent - Movement for Choice

    This episode features a young woman with a wide variety of experiences early in her career, Tyler Brent. Tyler is the President of Operations and co-founder of Movement for Choice, an organization that offers education, events, and donation-based yoga and fitness classes to help fund access to abortion for all, especially those in underrepresented communities. She balances this with her day job of being a Yoga and Fitness instructor at Bouldering Project. As someone with a passion for p...

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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Eye-opening!

It’s a peek into a point of view that is often missing amidst the mad dash for the American Dream. I love hearing how people my age are making real change and I hope to translate some of this to my future career!

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