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Boston is home to a lot of great social impact organizations. From scrappy startups like Level Ground to nationally operating non-profits like City Year, Bostonians are making a difference. Check out a quick profile on three of Boston’s most impactful social entrepreneurs –
Note: The following experts will be speaking on November 12, 2015 at Startup Stir in Boston. To register for this event, click here!
|Justin Kang is the Executive Director of City Awake, a nonprofit organization focused on building the ecosystem of civic engagement and social innovation throughout Greater Boston. Recognized by the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and the City of Boston, Justin started his career as an associate at MassChallenge where he learned the importance of community building. He later joined Opportunity Nation as a national organizer around economic mobility issues. Most recently he was a customer success manager at Yesware. A graduate of Brandeis University, Justin is also on the Massachusetts board of Generation Citizen, an active Big Brother and a New Leaders Council fellow.|
|Caroline Katsiroubas is the Community Manager at Freight Farms, an agricultural technology company based in Boston that provides tools and infrastructure to enable fresh food production in any environment. After being exposed to the many intricacies of the food system growing up (the good, the bad, and the ugly), Caroline pursued a career at Freight Farms because it provided an opportunity to combine a passion for sustainability with a desire to create positive change in the food supply chain. Over the past two years, Caroline has been able to witness and participate in some of the most innovative and forward-thinking changes Boston has made in relation to food. She believes everyone should be afforded access to healthy, fresh food, and understand the way it is grown and how it gets to their plate . Caroline received a BS in Sociology and Environmental Studies from Northeastern University and has experience working with the National Park Service, Environmental Health Fund, and The Grand Canyon Trust.|
|Stephen Chan joined the Boston Foundation in September 2010 as Chief of Staff where he oversees strategy and operations, performance evaluation, and human resources. Stephen most recently served as an Advisor to Mayor Thomas M. Menino at the City of Boston where he developed and managed public-private initiatives in education, community development, and human services. He led the Boston Food Policy Council and launched the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives to advance citywide efforts. He also helped design and launch the Circle of Promise, an effort to support families in the neighborhoods surrounding Boston’s most challenged public schools through school-community partnerships. Before that, Stephen held a number of consulting roles, including advising the Boston Public Schools Office of Human Resources on the district’s teacher recruitment strategy and conducting research for a healthcare distribution industry association at Booz & Co.
Stephen is a board member of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Washington Gateway Main Street, and the Massachusetts Governor’s Asian American Commission. He is also a co-founder of Saffron Circle, Boston’s first Asian giving circle, and been named a Truman National Security Partner and World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
‘Tis the season to do some good, and we’re happy to be hosting this event in conjunction with Impact Hub Boston and the City Awake social impact festival with support from our friends at Deep Eddy Vodka.
To meet these and other change-makers, we hope you’ll join us at Startup Stir.
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