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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Meet Amira Resnick!

We have another LA-based changemaker to introduce to the Upswell community! While Amira Resnick has been working for the past three years on projects focused on promoting health for kids, she has had a rounded career trajectory that began with a love for cultural anthropology. At the root of her intellectual interest was a passion…

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Meet Tosa Two Heart!

Tosa Two Heart is a chagemaker herself who works alongside powerful changemakers every day. In her role at First Peoples Fund—located in Rapid City, South Dakota—Tosa supports the work and development of Native artists and culture bearers. Tosa shared about the inspiring breadth of First Peoples Fund’s support of indigenous communities, particularly through the profound…

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Meet Michelle Cho!

Michelle is the co-founder and executive director of Gladeo, a digital media nonprofit that fosters career exploration for students from diverse backgrounds. She harnesses the power of storytelling and technology to inspire, educate and empower underserved students to find and pursue their dream career. Check out this short video to learn more about Gladeo’s work,…

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Meet Beth Palm!

If you’re a new social entrepreneur in desperate need of resources to get up and running, Beth Palm’s website Social Good Impact is up your alley. Beth is a St. Paul-based social entrepreneur with an MBA and a penchant for disc golf. We love Beth’s enthusiasm for achieving true impact in the pursuit of a…

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Meet Katrina Mendoza!

Katrina Mendoza is an independent mother to three young activists, an adventurer, a justice activist, an organizer, a community healer, and an ordained minister. But that’s not all! In her day job, Katrina supervises health education and outreach at a community health clinic. Her clinic focuses on preventing and helping individuals living HIV/AIDS (especially in…

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