Common Impact | Nonprofit Leadership Spotlight Series

Spotlighting the nonprofit leaders with whom we collaborate and the positive change they drive in their communities and beyond.

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Social Impact & Volunteering

Build Stronger Communities With YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
At the heart of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago‘s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and advocate for peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Sharonda Glover, an integral figure in the organization’s marketing endeavors, amplifies this mission through storytelling.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Empowering Underserved Students: A 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation Collaboration With Common Impact and Unum Group
Access to higher education can sometimes feel like a distant dream for underserved high school students, but Andrew H. Ragland, CEO and Founder of 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation, is changing that narrative.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Empowering Girls: La’Keisha Gray-Sewell and Girls Like Me Project’s Collaboration With Common Impact and The Allstate Foundation
As the Founder and Executive Director of Girls Like Me Project, La’Keisha Gray-Sewell is committed to empowering African American girls.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Nonprofit Leadership Spotlight: Sherri Farris, YWCA Evanston North Shore
Sherri Farris has emerged as a beacon of innovation and leadership as the Impact and Data Strategy Director at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, adept at spearheading transformative initiatives for bettering communities, families, and children.

Diversity & Inclusion

Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership Spotlight: Lisa Gold
With a love for the arts and a deep commitment to nurturing creativity, Lisa has emerged as a trailblazing force in non-profit arts organizations.

Environment

Nonprofit Leadership Spotlight: Binka Le Breton, Iracambi Rainforest Research and Conservation Center
Today we head from Binka Le Breton, an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist. Binka lives in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, where she co-directs Iracambi Research Center and serves as an International Leason.

Diversity & Inclusion

Women in Leadership Spotlight: Christina Bryan
We are thrilled to highlight one of our outstanding leaders at Common Impact: Christina Bryan, Chief of Staff to the CEO.

Diversity & Inclusion

Black History Month Leadership Spotlight: Ola Duru, Common Impact
Ola describes equity as her professional north star. Driven by a passion for creating equitable spaces and opportunities for marginalized people, specifically Black and brown communities, Ola has dedicated much of her career to operational excellence in supporting those

Social Impact & Volunteering

Nonprofit Leadership Spotlight: Anna Verdiyan, America Needs You
Hear from Anna Verdiyan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at America Needs You, an organization that "fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development."

Social Impact & Volunteering

Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership Spotlight: Elena Zee, Arizona Council on Economic Education
In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Common Impact is proud to highlight AAPI leaders like Elena Zee, President & CEO of the Arizona Council on Economic Education, an organization that serves 200,000+ students annually.

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