Millennials Rising: Nonprofit POC Leaders-Fierce Urgency of Now!

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NonProfit Center

89 South Street

Boston, MA 02111

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TSNE MissionWorks invites you to an evening with millennials of color in nonprofit leadership who will speak to their trials and triumphs of rising to the top.

As millennials of color begin to take the helm of nonprofit leadership, many are discovering that they are inheriting difficult jobs at unprepared and under-resourced organizations. In this panel, millennial nonprofit executives of color will discuss their experiences as leaders. There will be a moderator-led discussion for panelists to share lessons learned for those on similar journeys and for questions from the audience.

This event is free of cost and includes complimentary food, beverages, and opportunities for networking. The event is wheelchair accessible and real-time captioning will be available. A livestream for the event is also available for those who register, but are unable to attend in person. This event centers the experiences of millennials of color and is open to everyone.

About Our Speakers

Moderator: Yolanda Coentro, President and CEO, Institute for Nonprofit Practice


  • Carolyn Chou, Executive Director, Asian American Resource Workshop
  • Elijah Evans, Executive Director, Bikes Not Bombs
  • Kendra Hicks, Director of Radical Philanthropy, Resist Foundation
  • Shavel'le Olivier, Executive Director, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition

About Us

TSNE MissionWorks provides information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of our work is to create a more just and democratic society.

What is the Fierce Urgency of Now Festival?

This event is part of City Awake's Fierce Urgency of Now Festival (FUN). FUN is a five-day series of events hosted by local businesses and organizations geared at highlighting the experiences, challenges, and opportunities for young professionals of color in our city with the ultimate goal of creating community.

With more than 30 events scheduled, you can plan to learn, connect, and have fun all week long, while also lending your voice to change. Join us September 4-8 to help make Boston more inclusive for all.

How do I know if the F.U.N. festival is for me?

Answer: If you are a young professional or young professional of color in Boston and you are looking to enhance your life and gain allies, then F.U.N. is for you.

How do I get to your location by public transportation or car, and where can I park?

Answer: This event will be held at the NonProfit Center at 89 South Street, Boston MA 02111. The building is located right next to South Station, and has garage parking and public transit.

What do I need to bring to the event? (i.e. license, proof of registration)

Answer: Please bring your event ticket and an I.D.

Will there be food?

Answer: Yes food will be served.

How can I contact the organizer of the event?

Answer: Contact Jessica Sáenz at

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