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

Nelson Mandela- because we was able to bring together opposing factions and lead South Africa in spite of its turbulent recent history.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I want to work for social change so that others can access the same opportunities that were given to me.

Host Site Overview

Rise supports people who have disabilities and other barriers to employment in attaining their personal measure of safe and affordable housing, vocational achievement, self-sufficiency, and belonging in their communities.

Host Site Project

The New Sector Fellow will focus on Volunteer Engagement and Management. The goal of the project will be to pilot and set the infrastructure for an institutionalized and comprehensive volunteer program at Rise Inc. The Fellow will begin by researching best practices for volunteer programming, including best ways to recruit, use, retain, and acknowledge them. Following the research phase, the Fellow will begin piloting volunteer events in order to evaluate how volunteerism can be best used at Rise Inc. At the end of the project, the Fellow will focus on setting the infrastructure (staff training, and materials) for future success.