Designing Upswell Chicago together

If you had the attention of the nation’s brightest, most influential, most energized changemakers, what would you say to them? Teach them? Ask them? What could you accomplish together? The possibilities are as big as your imagination – and Upswell is where you can co-create with other changemakers to turn your innovative ideas into bold…

Upswell 101: Understanding the program

This post is one in a three-part introduction to the Upswell experience. Other installments focus on design and community. Following two years of planning, intentional outreach and listening to changemakers for design and programming ideas, Upswell LA sprang to life bigger than almost anyone could have anticipated. With more than 225 activities scheduled across three…

Upswell Podcast – Episode 8

Homelessness is among the most difficult and heartbreaking issues facing society today. On Episode 8 of the Upswell Podcast, we tackle this intractable challenge with two changemakers whose organizations are taking on the complexities of homelessness and making headway, slowly but surely. First we’ll talk with Delphia Simmons, Director of Passport to Self-Sufficiency at the…