If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

ElzŽard Bouffier – He found a task that was a correct fit for his skill set, and he appropriately managed a long-term project with little oversight.

What motivates you to create social impact?

Paradoxically, you just get more by giving.

Host Site Overview

The mission of the Sundance Family Foundation is to support youth development and strengthen family stability.

Host Site Project

The New Sector Fellow will focus on expanding the Sundance Family Foundations programs, specifically focusing on creating new programming around SFF’s participation in the Youth Social Entrepreneurship Collaborative (YSE). This will include creating a strategic communications plan to market YSE programs to partners, planning events to build career pipelines for young people, and developing evidence-based data collection practices and evaluation metrics to measure the impact of YSE programming. The New Sector Fellow will start by building new platforms, protocols for marketing, social media and outreach that will allow Sundance to expand and improve the services offered. The fellow will then work on planning events for YSE youth, directors, community and civic leaders, legislators, business representatives, funders, training schools and 2 yr colleges. The purpose of these gatherings are to give the vast landscape of parties interested in underserved youth opportunity to dialogue with and educate youth about entry level jobs, short term trainings leading to livable wage jobs, and to allow youth the chance to have hands on learning experiences about the world of 3 D printers, robotics, prosthetics, and manufacturing. Additionally the fellow will work to create systems across YSE organizations that will ultimately include longitudinal studies as directed by the Wilder Research Institute. The fellow will organize trainings with 12 Executive Directors or Program Managers from YSE organizations, and then follow through to be sure that they understand the material and can make the system changes within their nonprofits to gather the required data. In developing these programs and processes, the New Sector fellow will create standard operating procedures for Sundance’s YSE programming. The results will allow Sundance to sustainably expand and improve the services we offer.