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Melissa Carino, Young Women’s Program Coordinator/Organizer

Funding the “Revolution”: Boston Women’s Fund

Many community-based organizations strive arduously to promote social and economic justice and empower disadvantaged groups such as the poor and the disabled. At the end of the day, though, creating a social-change revolution takes money. And in the Boston region, one nonprofit organization, the Boston Women’s Fund, is in the business of doling out dollars to “fund the revolution.” BWF raises money from donors and awards grants to area organizations that work with women and girls to promote social change. It also has a few programs of its own, including Young Sisters for Justice in Philanthropy, which teaches young women about social justice and philanthropy, and is organized by Melissa Cariño, 29, the young women’s program coordinator at the Boston Women’s Fund. Learn more about Melissa and BWF in this week’s Nonprofit Spotlight.

Article published on Mar 9th, 2008 | No Comments | Trackback | Categories »
William B. Choi, Founder & Managing Partner

Business Boy Wonder & Advisor William Choi

During his time as an entrepreneur, William Choi learned from experience that even people with a high degree of business acumen still need a “right-hand man” to give them trusted advice that will take their companies to the next level. With that realization, William, 32, founded CB Williams Business Advisors Group, which provides firms with the wise counsel they need to be successful. He assists businesses that include start-ups, companies in distress, and firms that want to expand. Whether the company needs help executing a strategy internationally or changing something within the firm itself, William’s consultancy is there to meet clients’ needs. To learn more about William, his consulting firm, and the personal travels that have taken him from Damascus to North Korea, check out this week’s Young & Professional Profile.

Article published on Feb 9th, 2008 | No Comments | Trackback | Categories »
Sandra T.M. Chong, Assistant General Counsel

A Lawyer With a Life: Sandra Chong

Do you think that the life of a lawyer is working long hours until 2 a.m. and having your accomplishments measured by your “billable hours?” It doesn’t have to be that way. There are alternatives. You can be a lawyer and still have a life, as Sandra T.M. Chong most certainly proves. As Assistant General Counsel for the San Diego Unified School District, she provides legal counsel on school construction, labor compliance, student rights, and other issues. She also negotiates settlements to litigation and disputes, as well as identifies potential liabilities. But her life isn’t limited to being a lawyer. Sandra, 35, loves eating and exercising, so in addition to dishing out legal advice, she also regularly serves up restaurant reviews and exercise tips. To learn more about Sandra, her career, and her extracurricular activities, check out this week’s Young & Professional Profile.

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Article published on Nov 23rd, 2007 | No Comments | Trackback | Categories »

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Item published on Nov 23rd, 2007 | 1 Comment | Trackback | Categories »
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Jason Scott Park, President

Strengthening Communities: APEX President Jason Scott Park

When Jason Scott Park, 28, was in college, he led a student organization and was exposed to many community projects. Through those experiences, he developed a passion for building and strengthening communities. That enthusiasm has today led him to be President of Asian Professional Exchange (APEX). APEX focuses on professional development, community service, and cultural awareness, as they pertain to the Asian Pacific American community. Its programs and events include a mentoring program for college students and young professionals, a day-long career fair, a networking reception for community leaders, and a youth Olympics that promotes leadership through team-building games. Jason’s responsibilities as president include managing APEX’s board, fundraising, and strengthening relationships with the city of Los Angeles and the state of California, where the organization is based. To learn more about APEX and Jason’s leadership, check out this week’s Young & Professional Profile.

Article published on Nov 22nd, 2007 | No Comments | Trackback | Categories »
Telly Leung, Professional Performer

Young Broadway Performer Telly Leung

As a high school student, Telly Leung got involved in his high school’s musical as a way to take a break from his physics and calculus classes. Telly never quite returned from that break, however: Today he’s a professional performer, currently in the Broadway cast of “Rent.” He has a packed life that is constantly in motion, with rehearsals, auditions, and performances – it’s anything but a conventional 9-to-5 job. Despite the instability of going from one show to the next whenever one ends, and despite the “gypsy” lifestyle of often being on the road to go where the work is, Telly, 27, says he thinks he’s one of the luckiest people on Earth because he gets to do what he loves for a living. To learn more about Telly and what it’s like to be an Asian-American performer, check out this week’s Young & Professional Profile.

Article published on Oct 25th, 2007 | No Comments | Trackback | Categories »
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