Together for Change is brought to you by StriveTogether, a national movement with a clear purpose – helping every child succeed in school and in life, cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. Joining host Christian Motley are other StriveTogether leaders as well as national and local partners who are working to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes for as many families as possible.
Impact with Integrity
When we think about the audacious vision of a more equitable world and what it takes to get there, those of us in this sector can often lose sight of an important component of what it means to build something that lasts. Specifically, I’m talking about ourselves. Burnout is something that is all too common in helping roles so today, we’re going to focus on the role of resilient leadership in unleashing large-scale social change.
Our guest is Becky Margiotta principal and owner of Billions Institute. Becky is also author of the new forthcoming book, Impact with Integrity: Repair the World Without Breaking Yourself. Download the first chapter for free here.
Stop AAPI Hate
In recent years, attacks against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the United States of skyrocketed. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there have been over 10,300 documented incidents of hate. Today, we’re joined by Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Executive Director of AAPI Equity and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, to learn more about how data is being collected and shared in the movement to stop Asian hate.
Holding Equity at the Center pt. 2
This week, we’re speaking with Christian Rhodes, Chief of Staff for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the Department of Education, to not only hear about his own personal journey, but to get a better understanding how the government can fulfill its role with nonprofits and intermediaries doing this work. We’ll also be talking through some recent developments and what the Cradle to Career field can expect in upcoming years.
Holding Equity at the Center pt. 1
Many of us in this field have used the phrase “holding equity at the center” but what does it mean? What does it look like in practice? Some of you might be imagining a solar system with planets in orbit around the sun. In this case, the sun itself has a gravitational pull that keeps everything on track. Others might be thinking of what it’s like to be at the center of things – maybe the main street of a town, or to be the life of the party. In that case, it has more to do with proximity and to be closely involved with what’s happening.
Over the next two episodes, we’re going to be looking at different sides of what it means to place equity in the center of our framework for change. This week, we’re speaking with Denise Forte of Education Trust and Jeff Moore of Independent Sector to hear more about what is happening directly on the ground, on the main street of change so to speak. In the next episode, we’ll be hearing from Christian Rhodes, Chief of Staff for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the Department of Education.
What Youth Engagement Really Looks Like
We often talk about youth in future terms. You’ve probably heard or use terms like “the next generation” or “future leaders” but the reality is that if we really want to build to last, we need to have those who are inheriting the future involved right now. This isn’t just more equitable – it’s more effective. True youth engagement is an untapped potential for shifting power and transforming systems
Today, we’re going to be speaking with two Lisa Marie Gomez, Senior Director of Collaborative Action at UP Partnership and Olivia Allen, Strategy Director at Children’s Funding Project, about what youth engagement can really look like and how it can lead to better use of public resources.
Today, we’re going to speak with a couple that has traveled over 100,000 miles into the heart of America over discover what those stories would be. Jim and Deb Fallows are the writers and researchers behind the Our Towns book, documentary, and series for The Atlantic. We’ll also be joined by Bridget Jancarz, chief of staff at StriveTogether.
Together, we’ll unpack some of those stories and the lessons that can be learned for changemakers across the country.
Together for change
Excited for this channel dedicated to hearing from leaders across the country sharing examples and stories of what’s happening as these organizations work to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes.
These ladies are legends in the struggle to liberate communities of color and marginalized populations. Hope our future guess are just as diverse in their expertise and perspectives!
Great Insights on Systems Work
This podcast help me understand how to think about changing systems and provided great examples. I highly recommend it - definitely worth listening to!