25 episodes

Welcome to Good People Talk, a Podcast where social entrepreneurs and visionaries –those who are changing and uplifting lives and communities in the U.S., Israel, and elsewhere around the world – describe what it is that drives and motivates them to tackle seemingly intractable challenges and generate deep impact. Their stories frame how change-makers, often informed by their Jewish values and in partnership with philanthropy, can change the narrative. To learn more, go to goodpeoplefund.org.

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Welcome to Good People Talk, a Podcast where social entrepreneurs and visionaries –those who are changing and uplifting lives and communities in the U.S., Israel, and elsewhere around the world – describe what it is that drives and motivates them to tackle seemingly intractable challenges and generate deep impact. Their stories frame how change-makers, often informed by their Jewish values and in partnership with philanthropy, can change the narrative. To learn more, go to goodpeoplefund.org.

    In Israel, Uplifting the Lives and Futures of Asylum Seekers

    In Israel, Uplifting the Lives and Futures of Asylum Seekers

    There are an estimated 30,000 asylum seekers in Israel today … men, women and children, mostly from Africa, who’ve risked their lives to escape adverse conditions and now await legal status in Israel or elsewhere — anywhere that will welcome them. But for now, they live in substandard conditions, invisible to many Israelis while the … Continue reading In Israel, Uplifting the Lives and Futures of Asylum Seekers →

    • 32 min
    Mentoring Youth at Risk and Building Positive Futures

    Mentoring Youth at Risk and Building Positive Futures

    For youth at risk – specifically teens and young adults with past or current contact with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems – having a mentor can be a tipping point toward positive self-worth and a promising future. That’s what Connections – a Good People Fund grantee – makes possible in NYC and Westchester … Continue reading Mentoring Youth at Risk and Building Positive Futures →

    • 19 min
    Uplifting Lives in India’s Urban Slums and Rural Villages

    Uplifting Lives in India’s Urban Slums and Rural Villages

    Jacob Sztokman was on a business trip to Mumbai when he came across abject need and horrendous conditions in the city’s slums. The exposure shook him up to a point of no return. He gave up his career in high-tech to establish Gabriel Project Mumbai – a Good People Fund grantee – to improve lives … Continue reading Uplifting Lives in India’s Urban Slums and Rural Villages →

    • 21 min
    Workout Time! Building Confidence and Strength for Individuals with Special Needs

    Workout Time! Building Confidence and Strength for Individuals with Special Needs

    There’s a fitness club in Maryland that stands apart from your usual corner gym. At SPIRIT Club, individuals with physical and developmental disabilities are lifting weights, doing aerobics, and working with personal trainers in an environment that prizes diversity, respect and inclusion. SPIRIT (Social-Physical-Interactive-Respectful-Integrated-Teamwork) Club Founder Jared Ciner talks about how his work as a … Continue reading Workout Time! Building Confidence and Strength for Individuals with Special Needs →

    • 28 min
    Good People, Helping Aspiring Americans Succeed

    Good People, Helping Aspiring Americans Succeed

    The Good People Fund in partnership with its grantees, helps to improve the lives and trajectories of Aspiring Americans – refugees, victims of human trafficking, and others – seeking safety, community, and opportunity despite enormous challenges. In this episode, Good People Fund Executive Director Naomi Eisenberger speaks with four change makers in this realm, who … Continue reading Good People, Helping Aspiring Americans Succeed →

    • 43 min
    Live from Detroit! Good People Empowering Youth at Risk

    Live from Detroit! Good People Empowering Youth at Risk

    The Good People Fund visits with three of our change makers in Detroit. Each draws on intense personal journeys as they work to uplift and give hope to youth at risk – in a city once written off, but now benefiting from the creative visions of social entrepreneurs. Join Good People Fund Executive Director Naomi Eisenberger … Continue reading Live from Detroit! Good People Empowering Youth at Risk →

    • 51 min

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