Episode 37: Family Homelessness with Elizabeth Andrade of Family Assistance Ministries

I had the pleasure of doing a podcast with Elizabeth Andrade, CEO of Family Assistance Ministries, talking about homelessness and food insecurity and pockets of poverty within South Orange County. Elizabeth describes her experience as CEO leading an organization that responded to a true crisis in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 and how they […]

Episode 35: The Domino Effect of Data in Government and Public Service

In today’s podcast, we talk about how the federal government can utilize data to address the fiscal pressures it has encountered and how such data can be used to make better decisions surrounding what actions to take despite changes in leadership and administration over the last few years.For those that find data to be too […]

Episode 33: Individual Philanthropy: Finding One’s Significance and Purpose

On this week’s podcast, Traci is joined by Richard Ward, a Financial Planner, and Philanthropic leader. Richard has been helping people have better life for more than 30 years. Richard helps people give something to the community without putting their future at risk.He said, once we grow older, we see our lives more clearly as […]

Episode 32: What is CSR Hub?

Customers place more and more emphasis on publicly reported information related to environmental and social governance (“ESG”) to make purchasing decisions. Companies publish specific information or data on the world wide web, and this information is used by over 700 sources to rate a company in ESG. Company leadership needs to be informed about such […]

Episode 31: Miracle for Kids helping families with critically ill children in times of need

Robyn Williams, Community Engagement Manager for Miracles for Kids joins Traci on today’s podcast.  Miracles for Kids is an organization that helps low-income families (who earn less than $23,000 a year) in Southern CA with a critically ill child for up to two years.  Miracles for Kids provides financial assistance towards rent, provides housing through Miracle Manor for those facing […]

Episode 30: What do COVID-10 Tracing and Energy Poverty have to do with each other?

Traci is joined by Veronica Olazabal, Senior Advisor and Director of Measurement, Evaluation & Organizational Performance for the Rockefeller Foundation. The Rockefeller Foundation is the first and one of the largest philanthropies in the world which was founded by John D. Rockefeller back in 1913. Veronica discusses Rockefeller’s mission to promote the well being of […]

Episode 29: MARC U STAR enhancing undergraduate students in research related fields

Traci is joined by Rebecca Brown, Administrative Director, for the MARC U STAR (Maximizing Access to Research Careers – Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research) Program on today’s podcast. The MARC U STAR Program is an undergraduate program that helps underrepresented students gain research experience and helps them move into their undergraduate degree after graduating […]