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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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Camille Berry Says to “Keep the Good Going”

By Spark Point / April 7, 2022

Camille Berry is the founder and principal of Camille Berry Consulting, where she helps both nonprofit leaders and for-profit directors learn how to manage relationships and secure funds. She was also recently elected as a Chapel Hill Town Council Member. Years into her nonprofit career, she started thinking about what she wanted next in her…

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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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Jami Floyd Brings a Focus on Racial and Social Injustice to the Public Media Newsroom

By Spark Point / February 23, 2022

Jami Floyd is an attorney, the Senior Editor for the Race and Justice Unit at New York Public Radio and ​​the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom. She helped create the Race and Justice Unit in September 2020 as a resource to ensure that all New York Public Radio stories are considered through the lens…

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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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Azurae Redmond Supports the Young, Black & Widowed

By Spark Point / December 15, 2021

After being together for almost a decade, Chattanoogan, Azuráe Johnson Redmond lost her husband, Matthew Holt Redmond, to lung cancer in 2017. Azurae was 27 years old at the time and five months pregnant with the couple’s second son, little Matthew. Their first son, Holt, was just 10 months old. It was a heartbreaking, yet…

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