If anyone knows one thing about me, it's that I enjoy making an impact on others whether it's an act of kindness, volunteering my time to help, or bringing people together to help fundraise for causes that we cared about. After graduating college, moving to a new city, and joining the "real world," I saw an opportunity to give back.
This past February, I joined a social program called YCore, a non-profit organization that connects young professionals with local non-profits to work on high-impact team projects. I've found YCore to be helpful for my own learning and development, connecting me to local non-profits and young professionals interested in volunteering and learning together. This year I get to work with a local non-profit called SF Community Music Center (http://sfcmc.org/) to help understand their students' needs and how they can bring in a more sustainable revenue stream. With music and the arts as an important aspect of my upbringing, I wanted to give back and help the SF Community Music Center continue their mission of offering high quality music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means.
YCore is giving me an opportunity to put my passion for helping those who are less privileged or resourced to good use, and is teaching me how to effectively listen to the needs of non-profits and see where my professional skills may be able to help. If you would like to see a future where people use their skills and knowledge to help people who really need it, please support YCore! Your donation here is tax deductible!