Hellooo, 2018! A letter from the President

Dear YNPN Austin Community,

I want to thank you for an amazing 2017! Reflecting back on the year, we’ve had many successes. We grew our number of events and saw an increase in attendance. Our Do Gooders event was the most successful in history! We sold out two weeks in advance and greatly exceeded our financial goal. 

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Day in the Life: Development Director at Girls Empowerment Network

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Like many nonprofit professionals, Ami Kane never set out to work in the nonprofit or development world. She was going to law school, but found herself more and more interested in discussions on women's issues.

She was encouraged by a professor to check out the gender studies program, which she added as a minor. Through a class service project, she began working with the nonprofit Girls, Inc. and eventually expanded her work into an internship and a full-time role.

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Day in the Life: Site Manager at Habitat for Humanity

37228601505_b116ec224d_z_(2).jpgAfter working as a structural engineer, Chris Sebilia was ready for a change into a career that aligned with his passions. He began volunteering with Habitat for Humanity until a role opened up and, as he puts it, "they couldn't get rid of me." 

Chris manages about 8,000 volunteers over the course of a year, and he loves the variety and sense of purpose in his work. A job that is perfect for early birds, his typical day starts around sunrise. 

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Hurricane Harvey: How to Help

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With the scope of the damage of Hurricane Harvey, and more rain still to come, the effects will be felt for a long time. Here are some of the best ways that we can help our neighbors from here in the Austin area. 

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Day in the Life: Development at UT Recreational Sports

kyla.JPGLike many in the development world, Kyla Achard landed her first development job by coincidence through a temp agency in Nashville. "I just fell in love with the idea of working for organizations that are doing good in the community," she said. "I was able to use my sales background as a lot of those skills apply in the development community too."

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