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The Impact Renaissance: How Today's Youth Are Shaping Tomorrow's World

Craig Zelizer

December 29, 2023

Join us the launch episode of Season 12 of the Social Change Career Podcast for an enlightening conversation with Eric Dawson, CEO of RIVET, as he shares his vision and strategy for empowering a new generation through innovative micro-financing. Learn about RIVET's ambitious goal to fund over a million youth-led social innovations by 2035, particularly in regions known as "capital deserts."

Why You Should Tune In:

  • Innovative Leadership: Discover insights from the forefront of leveraging GenZ's collective power for global social impact.
  • Career Pathways: Understand how youth can navigate and shape the future through careers in social innovation.
  • Future Vision: Grasp the transformative role and potential of youth-driven initiatives in shaping the world.

In This Episode, We'll Explore:

  • RIVET's Revolutionary Mission: Delve into how this unique platform is setting the stage for a new era of youth-led social change.
  • Eric's Diverse Experience: From his wide-ranging academic background to his eclectic early career, explore the journey that's shaped his outlook on innovation and leadership.
  • Social Entrepreneurship Landscape: Discuss the evolving world of social impact careers and the opportunities it presents for young changemakers and those seeking to work with youth as allies on building change

Date: January 9th from 11 am to 12 pm est

Why is PCDN doing this? Our mission is to support individuals in developing impactful careers in the social change sector. Visit the PCDN Career Campus for more personalized guidance.

Format: Engaging interviews with the PCDN team, providing a platform for audience interaction and in-depth questions.

How to Attend: Don't miss the live stream on LinkedIn & YouTube. If you can't make the live session, catch the recording on our YouTube Channel and as an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast

Bio: Eric Dawson serves as the CEO of RIVET, the world’s first consumer-facing social impact brand designed to harness GenZ's collective consumer power to fund young social innovators through a micro-financing platform. By 2035, RIVET aims to invest in over a million new youth-led social innovations, particularly supporting those in "capital deserts."

Eric's educational journey is as diverse as his career, holding three degrees from Harvard University: a specialized B.A. in economics, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and political science; an M.Ed in human development psychology; and an M.Div. in pastoral care and counseling. He completed his doctorate in Leadership and Innovation at New York University, with research focusing on founder transitions and the relationship between founders and their successors.

In addition to his academic achievements, Eric has held a variety of roles, from bartending and electron microscopy to driving for the author of Curious George. He began his professional journey directing a summer camp in Boston’s public housing complexes. Eric is an Ashoka, Echoing Green, Aspen, and Pop!Tech Fellow and the author of the best-selling book, "Putting Peace First: Seven Commitments to Change the World," released by Penguin Random House.

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