Meet Dwayne Marshall!

Dwayne Marshall serves as Senior Director of Programs & Partnerships at Atlanta-based regional association Southeastern Council of Foundations. That he works in support of an entire network of mission-minded grantmakers is unsurprising given his many passions. He touches on many of them in this Q&A, including voting rights, eliminating injustice in all of its forms,…

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Meet Cianti Stewart-Reid!

Cianti Stewart Reid serves as Vice President of Campaigns for Community and Youth Engagement at Truth Initiative. She joined Truth Initiative’s team in 2016 and has been igniting their grassroots strategy ever since. Cianti, like so many of the changemakers coming to Upswell that inspire us, is both passionate about investing in the next generation…

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Upswell Podcast – Episode 6

Our future depends in large part on supporting our young people with resources and experiences to develop into tomorrow’s involved citizens and leaders. Fortunately, many social good organizations focus on youth development. We were lucky to have three individuals join us on the Upswell Podcast whose nonprofits put the needs of young people in Detroit…

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Meet Amanda Scott!

In addition to leading the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors based in Alexandria, VA, Amanda Scott is a big advocate for the therapeutic power of knitting. At the basic level, knitting is Amanda’s way to check out, reflect, and process while creating something beautiful amidst the chaos of our everyday lives. We’re so…

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Meet Hillary Kempenich!

Award winning artist Hillary Kempenich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Kempenich is an engaged activist who uses her art both within and beyond her community to support what matters most to her, like access to the arts, education, social justice, and Native issues. We are so honored that she’ll be…

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Upswell Podcast / Episode 5

In the realm of transformative changework, the future looks much brighter when we support our youth – particularly those who might not otherwise have important opportunities in their lives. With tight budgets forcing schools to make tough program decisions, we talk on Episode 5 of the Upswell Podcast with two changemakers who are working to…

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