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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E14: Dr. Rahsaan Harris, Citizens Committee for New York City (CitizensNYC)

Dr. Rahsaan Harris, Citizens Committee for New York City
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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rahsaan Harris, CEO of Citizens Committee for NYC (CitizensNYC), a micro-funding organization that provides support to community leaders on the front lines of change in their own neighborhoods. Hear what it was like for Rahsaan to assume his position as CEO in March 2020 right as New York went into lockdown, how he drove meaningful change during the pandemic, and why he believes many elements of pandemic era philanthropy and work culture should remain in place.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E13: Yusuf George, JUST Capital

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Hear from Yusuf George of JUST Capital, the only independent nonprofit that tracks, analyzes, and engages with large corporations and their investors on how they perform on the issues Americans care about most. Yusuf recaps findings from JUST Capital’s Corporate Racial Equity Tracker and recommendations for how corporate leaders can act on DEI commitments as outlined in the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity.

Skills-Based Volunteers Strengthen Racial Equity Nonprofits

The Allstate Foundation joins Common Impact for a countrywide day of skills-based volunteering
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BROOKLYN, N.Y. and NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - – A new partnership between Common Impact, the nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteering, and The Allstate Foundation aims to provide big help for racial equity nonprofits. On June 23, Allstate professionals across the country will collaborate with nonprofits dedicated to building a more equitable society for The Allstate Foundation Day of Service to Advance Racial Equity.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E12: The Trevor Project & Google.org

Cutting-Edge Technology in Support of LGBTQ+ Youth with The Trevor Project & Google.org
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This Pride Month, we welcome Lena Ballantine, COO of The Trevor Project, which does life-saving work in mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth, and Jen Carter, Head of Technology & Volunteering at Google.org and founder of the Google.org Fellowship Program, a pro bono program that matches Google employees with social impact organizations full-time for up to six months.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E11: Julia Turshen, "Simply Julia"

Feeding a Culture of Equity and Inclusion with Chef Julia Turshen
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Chef, cookbook author, and activist Julia Turshen operates at the intersection of food and social justice. Her highly acclaimed cookbooks share deeply personal and meaningful narratives on LGBTQIA+ representation, racial equity, body positivity, and more.

Asian American Leadership Spotlight: Stuart Shih, Fidelity Investments

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In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Common Impact is spotlighting members of the AAPI community who are making a difference every day through their careers and social impact work.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E10: Caroline Barlerin, Platypus Advisors

Debating the Tech Sector’s Role in Society & Democracy
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Controversy over the tech sector’s role in society, democracy, and philanthropy has been making headlines for years. Recently, some tech companies have leaned into these areas even further while others have made statements that they are specifically staying out of political and social issues. In this episode, get a frontline perspective from Platypus Advisors Founder Caroline Barlerin, a leader in CSR and skills-based volunteering with experience at companies like Twitter, Eventbrite, and HP.

Asian American Leadership Spotlight: Maria Kim

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In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Common Impact is spotlighting members of the AAPI community who are making a difference every day through their careers and social impact work.

COVID-19 and Corporate Social Innovation

Cruise and Food Insecurity in San Francisco
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The Challenge

As many of us know from the pictures of food pantry lines that wrapped around blocks early on in the pandemic, food insecurity rose rapidly over the past year. In the face of that need, amongst many other rising basic needs, the business community reconsidered many of its long-held beliefs on community impact and saw the crisis as a way to shape new approaches to social change.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E9: Dr. Mai Nguyen, The Design Lab & The Filene Research Institute

Credit Unions as a Catalyst for Social Justice
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Dr. Mai Nguyen talks about the power of design thinking and how it’s being applied to financial institutions like credit unions to advance economic empowerment and social justice. Director of the Design Lab at UCSD and a Filene Research Institute Fellow, Mai has dedicated her career to addressing systemic discrimination and policies that create inequities in access to capital, housing, and more.

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