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This amazing event for youth philanthropists ages 12-21 and the adults who support them from across the Northeast, was held at Brandeis University, just west of Boston in Waltham, MA. Youth philanthropists were able to share their practices in giving and grantmaking, learn together with sessions built for youth and adults, and have fun! 200 attendess from 20 different organizations attended this event.

Check out the amazing schedule that was planned for this event with presenters of all ages from across the region and the nation! Questions? Email Katherine@youthphilanthropyconnect.org

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Becky Michelson

The Engagement Lab at Emerson College
Becky Michelson is a Boston-based strategic partnerships lead and design-researcher for social impact initiatives at The Engagement Lab at Emerson College. She is passionate about how marginalized communities can leverage participatory design and storytelling methods. Her approach incorporates design-thinking, playfulness, and qualitative research. This is why her work broadly spans from media literacy game development to civic media network building and NGO capacity building. Trained in Cultural Anthropology at University of California Davis, Becky has applied her passion for applied ethnography to research studies on storytelling for social change. Her work has been published in media literacy and social computing journals. She has facilitated dozens of games and design-thinking strategy sessions for leadership with: the United Way, Greenpeace, the Participatory Budgeting Project, and and the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama Administration. She managed the production of The Public En
Becky is a project manager and researcher who specializes in civic media research and production. Becky coordinates the Boston Civic Media network as well as the second cohort of the City Accelerator by Living Cities. She also manages the digital development of the game for deliberative democracy @Stake. As part of conduction user research and development for @Stake, Becky has facilitated the game in Participatory Budgeting meetings, urban planning firms, and conferences. Becky received her BA from UC Davis in Cultural Anthropology. Her civic engagement interests include emerging civic technologies, best practices of community engagement, and public art projects.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, November 20
 

10:30am EST