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Celebrating Women in Leadership

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This Women’s History Month, Common Impact is proud to put the spotlight on women in leadership who are strengthening their communities, breaking barriers, and making strides for gender equality. At the same time, we want to take this opportunity to recognize how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women, especially women of color.

Black Leadership Spotlight: Lewis Spears, Kismet of Kings

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In celebration of Black History Month, Common Impact is spotlighting remarkable Black nonprofit leaders and their many contributions to creating more positive, healthy, and equitable communities.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E4: Jerome Tennille, Marriott International

Diversity, Equity, and the Future of Volunteering
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Jerome Tennille, Manager of Social Impact & Volunteerism at Marriott International, joins host Danielle Holly for a dynamic conversation on the state of volunteering and employee engagement. Jerome shares how Marriott, a major figure in the hospitality industry that was hit so hard by COVID-19, has reimagined service for the current moment by taking it online, but also his perspective that the future of volunteering is not virtual.

Organizations Are Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice. What Comes Next Will Be Crucial.

By Marianne Harrison, John Hancock, and Danielle Holly, Common Impact
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Recent events have brought widespread attention to racial injustice and helped unite communities against this common ill.

We’ve heard public, private, nonprofit and grassroots leaders, almost as one chorus, speak out. They’ve raised their voices as it’s become painfully clear that equality remains out of reach for too many Americans and building healthy, more equitable communities depends on challenging the status quo.

Black Leadership Spotlight: Jerelyn Rodriguez, The Knowledge House

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In celebration of Black History Month, Common Impact is spotlighting remarkable Black nonprofit leaders and their many contributions to creating more positive, healthy, and equitable communities.

Black Leadership Spotlight: Elizabeth Frederick, Avenues for Justice

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In celebration of Black History Month, Common Impact is spotlighting remarkable Black nonprofit leaders and their many contributions to creating more positive, healthy, and equitable communities.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E3: Delores Morton, Step Up

Stepping Up for Young Women of Color
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In our first episode of Black History Month 2021, host Danielle Holly speaks with Delores Morton, CEO of Step Up, a mentorship nonprofit that supports girls in fulfilling their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. About half of girls who start the program are not on track to graduate high school, but with Step Up’s mentorship, over 98% do.

Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge 2020 Champions Financial Literacy for Social Justice, COVID-19 Relief, and Military Communities

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The Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge is an annual skills-based volunteer event in partnership with Common Impact that taps into Schwabbies’ professional expertise to build nonprofit capacity and create long-term community impact.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E2: Mei Cobb, United Way Worldwide

Building Back Better in 2021
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United Way Worldwide Senior Director of Volunteer & Employee Engagement Mei Cobb joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a new episode of Pro Bono Perspectives. Mei eveals how her organization is pivoting amidst COVID-19’s significant disruptions to volunteering and the first responder organizations that provide vital services relating to hunger, housing, domestic violence, and more.

Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteering to Promote Mental Health During COVID-19

A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
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As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.

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