Six visionaries to seek out in Chicago

Six visionaries to seek out in Chicago

// By Christian Clansky

Here’s a conversation starter to keep in your back pocket for this Thanksgiving, a humblebrag of sorts – “In Chicago, I had a fascinating conversation with someone who is changing the world in truly incredible ways.”

Now, the thing about Upswell is that this particular statement will be true about everyone you meet. But there’s a group of six young leaders that you should specifically seek out so that, in a few years, your next humblebrag can be, “Well, I knew them when….”

The six finalists for the prestigious NGen Leadership Award are visionary changemakers, transforming lives and systems simultaneously. You’ll have a chance to spend time getting to know them in Chicago this fall. In the meantime, check out their Q&As to see what inspires them – and how they think about the concept of a changemaker.

James Dold

Human Rights for Kids
Washington, DC

Megan Jacobs

Truth Initiative
Washington, DC

Rochelle Keyhan

Collective Liberty
Washington, DC

Silvia Paz

Alianza Coachella Valley
Coachella, CA

Lindsay Torrico

United Way Worldwide
Alexandria, VA

Caroline Whistler

Third Sector
San Francisco, CA

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