Upswell Reflections: Amanda D. Scott

Becoming reenergized about her work and her contributions to her community: That’s what Amanda D. Scott was most looking forward to about Upswell. After joining us in Los Angeles, we wanted to know whether Amanda was reinvigorated by the Upswell wave. Q: Was Upswell different from other events you’ve attended in the past, and if…

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Upswell Reflections: Tammira Lucas

Tammira Lucas, co-founder of Moms As Entrepreneurs, stressed the importance of relationship building when we first met her in October. She hoped to walk away from Upswell with new relationships that would help her grow her program on a national level. We touched base with Tammira about Upswell LA and whether the experience helped her…

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Upswell sounded different…

/ by Christian Clansky / There’s a wonderful quote about music that’s attributed to Billy Joel. It’s one of those quotes that appears on a suspicious number of tacky memes and sends you on a wild goose chase through a maze of “best sayings” websites if you try to seek out the original source. But…

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Upswell Reflections: Cassie Nguyen

We first met Cassie Nguyen, a pediatric cancer survivor and founder of Spotlight On Hope Film Camp (SOH), right before the start of Upswell LA. SOH is a program that provides cost-free film-making training for pediatric and young adult cancer patients and their families to help them tell their stories. Cassie attended the inaugural Upswell…

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Upswell’s bite-size content was a hit

/ By Kristina Gawrgy Campbell / Eight seconds. That’s how long our brain takes to start losing focus, according to a recent study by Microsoft Corp. We aren’t goldfish, but we’re close. And that’s why at Upswell this year we decided to switch things up to better accommodate how people take in content. Traditionally, our…

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The wave of youth at Upswell LA

/ By Tamieka Briscoe / With activities like giant board games in the Public Square and the opportunity to actually “color on the wall” —Upswell 2018 gave many attendees a chance to feel like a kid again. Even more exciting, young people literally were front and center at Upswell, as nearly 1,400 veteran nonprofit leaders…

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