36 changemaker Q&As, and counting!

Since February, we’ve been reaching out to some of our Upswell registrants and giving them the chance to introduce themselves to the Upswell community with a short Q&A. Many have taken us up on the opportunity, and with Upswell LA less than two weeks away, responses are still rolling in! We took stock of all…

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Upswell Podcast – Episode 7

When it comes to preparing community residents to be community leaders, ensuring that they have the skillsets needed for meaningful and gainful work is a must in today’s competitive environment. And sometimes life circumstances present residents with challenges that require a little extra help to overcome employment barriers. Episode 7 of the Upswell Podcast is…

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Meet Sami Reed!

We need positive people in this world. Sami Reed is definitely that, and we’re lucky to have her joining us in LA in two weeks. Sami is the founder of Elevate Corporate Wellness, a Long Beach-based organization that’s dedicated the holistic health of organizations—from the collective culture, to the individual humans that define that culture.…

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Meet Matthew L. Evans!

If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely know that France’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day is November 15 this year. That coincides with Upswell. If you’re itching to celebrate France’s famous first wine of the season, you may want to join forces with Matthew L. Evans to organize an impromptu celebration, because he’s on a Beaujolais kick…

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Meet Jonathan C.W. Jones!

Jonathan C.W. Jones is one member of the sizeable contingent of Minnesota-based changemakers that will be joining us in Los Angeles in just a few weeks. For those who are uninitiated (as we were before reading Jonathan’s responses) in the Minnesota ritual of “going up north,” we guarantee you’ll learn something new from this short…

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Creating new and improved lives, piece by piece

/ By Tamieka Briscoe / In the city of Los Angeles where the homeless population is in excess of 30,000 – it is impossible to ignore one of the region’s most glaring issues. In 2006, artist Sophie Alpert took a trip to South Africa where she toured a social enterprise that helped train HIV-infected women…

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