Formerly known as Community Volunteers, ARC Innovators connects experienced alumni with short-term, high-impact projects at our nonprofit partner organizations. With support from the Chet Safian Innovation Fund, the program was reenergized and expanded to New York City and Washington, DC this year.
On May 3, more than 60 members of the alumni community and AlumniCorps nonprofit partners gathered at the School for International Studies at American University for a breakfast and networking event. As the kick-off event for ARC Innovators in Washington, DC, Living the Nonlinear Life: Building a Bridge to Your Next Opportunity featured Marci Alboher, author of The Encore Career Handbook and Vice President of Encore.org. Princeton AlumniCorps partnered with the Class of ’71 Legacy Initiative and Encore.org to bring the event to Washington, DC.
Joining Marci on the panel were Grif Johnson ’72, Board Chair of Wilderness Leadership Learning (WILL), ARC Innovator and attorney; Hilary Joel ’85, founder and principal of WJ Consulting and former principal at American Management Systems (CGI/AMS) and at Booz, Allen & Hamilton; and Tina Sung ’71, Vice President at the Partnership for Public Service and founder of Experience Matters, which helps senior executives facing reorganization, a new job, or retirement make a smooth transition to the next stage of their lives. Panelists told their stories of transition between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and offered advice for others seeking to put their experience and creativity to work in encore careers or volunteer projects.
The event, which marked the launch of ARC Innovators in DC, was attended by representatives from local nonprofit partners who are currently seeking Innovators to tackle several important projects. Through ARC Innovators, experienced Princeton alumni apply their expertise, renew their commitment to the public interest, and create meaningful change. If you live in the DC area and have interest in participating, please contact Caryn Tomljanovich at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alumnicorps.org for information on specific projects.
ARC Innovators Get to Work in NYC and Princeton
The first ARC Innovators projects in New York City kicked off this winter. Catherine Malmberg-Dannenbring *05 is working with Peer Health Exchange to assess real estate options as they seek new office space for their growing program. Louisa Ferguson ’12 and Lukasz Mosakowski ’12 are partnering to help Lenox Hill Neighborhood House market their local foods initiative.
In New Jersey, Justine Krell ’91 is working with the Sourlands Conservancy to create and implement a marketing strategy for two major fundraising events: a music festival and a road rally. Joel Zinn ’13, teamed up with SPLASH – The Floating Steamboat Classroom to align SPLASH’s environmental field trips with New Jersey and Pennsylvania educational standards.
Nine Available ARC Innovators Projects!
Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, Milestones and Transitions for Families of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Event Coordinator
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, Corporate Partnerships, Outreach Coordinator
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, 25th Anniversary Gala, Event Planner
Literacy Volunteers of Mercer County, Fundraising and Board Development Plan, Development Consultant
Sourlands Conservancy, Legislative Action Project, Legislative Researcher
Pocono Center for Environmental Education, Promotional and Fundraising Video, Director and Film Editor
House of Ruth, Human Resources Analysis Project, Human Resources Analyst
Miriam’s Kitchen, Marketing and Outreach Initiative, Outreach Coordinator
Miriam’s Kitchen, Alternative Financing Models, Business Plan Consultant