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Saran and Nile Fossett are a Mother and Daughter Team Opening Doors for Girls of Color

By Spark Point / May 25, 2022

Saran and Nile Fossett are the mother-daughter team behind AZIZA PE&CE (AP), a nonprofit program that uses art, fitness, music and fashion to support girls of color and LGBTQ+ youth on their journeys of self-actualization. Saran is the founder and executive director of AP while Nile serves as the director of operations.  Love is at…

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Reverend Kazimir Brown Fuses Faith and Public Policy to Address Social Injustices

By Spark Point / May 5, 2022

Reverend Kazimir Brown serves as the National Director of Religious Affairs for Repairers of the Breach. This nonpartisan nonprofit was founded in 2015 by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II (Bishop Barber) to organize and support activists as they pursue moral analysis and moral public policy agendas. “I actually first heard about Bishop Barber when…

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Ruby Powell-Dennis is Working to Uplift Black Women in Politics

By Spark Point / April 27, 2022

Ruby Powell-Dennis is the founder and executive director of the Elect Black Women PAC and it’s nonprofit sister organization, The Black Woman Institute. Both organizations engage Black women seeking political leadership. These organizations connect candidates with a network of other Black women leaders across the country in addition to providing outreach and training. “As we…

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Dr. Elesia Glover Created Posh Pack to Address the Issue of Period Poverty

By Spark Point / April 13, 2022

Dr. Elesia Glover is the founder and president of Posh Pack, a nonprofit organization that provides feminine hygiene essentials to students. The organization also works to educate elected officials and the general public on the importance of alleviating period poverty. The organization donated 3,000 pads in 2018. Now, Posh Pack donates 22,000 pads annually and…

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Lauren Lattany Encourages Advocates to Own Their Power

By Spark Point / March 24, 2022

Lauren Lattany is the Director Of Government Relations at the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). This organization brings important issues from medical professionals to the attention of policymakers. AMGA also encourages advocates to use their voices to push for change. Although Lauren loves her work, she never thought she’d be a lobbyist.  “I wanted to…

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Tenille Hunter Empowers Individuals Who Face Barriers to Independence

By Spark Point / March 9, 2022

Tenille Hunter is the Chief Operating Officer for Central Arkansas Disability Services, a nonprofit that uses a people-centric approach to empower and support individuals with disabilities in every aspect of their lives. For more than 20 years, this organization has connected individuals with employment supports and community-based programs that support their highest level of independence. …

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Aisha Nyandoro is changing the conversation around affordable housing and poverty

By Spark Point / February 9, 2022

Aisha Nyandoro always knew she wanted to run a nonprofit organization. Pursuing her doctorate degree was a natural step in learning the right language and insider knowledge needed to be an effective leader in the nonprofit space. But when Aisha found herself working as a research analyst post graduation, not running a nonprofit, she knew…

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Carol Torres is Passionate About the Power of Mentorship

By Spark Point / February 3, 2022

Carol Torres is the director of the Human Service and Education Worker Training Fund, a nonprofit whose mission is to create high value professional development to benefit all bargaining unit members. “It’s a dream job that I didn’t have a dream for,” Carol explains. “The dream is the feeling that I get when I do…

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Chantal Stevens Works to Transform Lives Through Education and Advocacy

By Spark Point / January 19, 2022

Chantal Stevens is the Executive Director for the ACLU of North Carolina. This nonprofit affiliate focuses on racial justice, transforming the criminal-legal system, reproductive justice, LGBTQIA rights, immigrant rights and voting rights. Chantal has been in this role since February 2020 but it wasn’t a position she initially saw on her career path.  Chantal left…

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Megan Stewart is Advocating for People with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

By Spark Point / January 6, 2022

Megan Stewart is the founder of the PCOS Awareness Association, a nonprofit that advocates for people with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). For the past 9 years, this organization has helped millions of people with PCOS find the resources they need to understand and manage their diagnosis.  Megan didn’t initially set out to create the nonprofit,…

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