Workshop: Telling Your Story and Communicating Your Impact

How can you best communicate your value add, impact, and outcomes to gain support, funding, and visibility? Hear from experts in how to tell your story for different channels and audiences, including stakeholders, the media, funders, and investors.

December 7, 2023 at 10:30am – 12:00pm PST

Video Recap


Kyra Kyles

CEO at YR Media

Kyra Kyles is the CEO at YR Media, an award-winning national nonprofit serving youth storytellers. Among her media roles, Kyra served as EBONY Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Editorial and while at sibling pub, JET, launched the iconic brand’s first-ever app. Earlier in her career, Kyra was a columnist and broadcast correspondent for the Tribune RedEye. A contributor to outlets ranging from NPR’s WBEZ to the BBC to Bustle, this Chicago-native-turned Bay Area resident has been named to the Folio magazine Top 100 Media Executives, WVON and Ariel Capital’s “Top 40 Under 40 Game Changers” lists.

Jaspal Sandhu

Executive Vice President at Hopelab

Jaspal Sandhu is a distinguished leader in design, social entrepreneurship, and health equity. As Hopelab’s Executive Vice President, he provides strategic direction across the organization, leading a multidisciplinary team with expertise in venture investment, translational research, design strategy, and youth co-creation.

Kelsey Noonan

Pivotal Ventures

Kelsey Noonan is the Program Strategy and Investment Lead for Adolescent Mental Health, leading a team dedicated to centering racial and gender equity in mental health care, catalyzing innovation and entrepreneurship in mental health, and helping young people develop healthy relationships with technology.

Mimi Ito

Director of the Connected Learning Lab

Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist, learning scientist, entrepreneur, and an advocate for connected learning—learning that is equity-oriented, centered on youth interest, and socially connected. She is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine, where she directs the Connected Learning Lab; as well as co-founder of Connected Camps, a non-profit providing online learning experiences for kids in all walks of life.

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Dec 07 2023


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