Gen Y Impact Leaders

They experienced the rise of the Internet, 9/11 and the wars that followed. Because of their dependence on technology, they are said to be digital natives.

Our Gen Y leaders: Marie Benner-Rhoades, Albert Nguyen, Kharis Murphy, Tiffany Byers, Malikah French, Jennifer Weakland, Chelsea Little, Priscilla Weddle, Sari Stissi, Dean DiPisa, Arielys Liriano.

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Marie Benner-Rhoades

Developing leadership for peace in every generation- children, youth, and young adults

"OEP’s value of intergenerational leadership development has impacted my work for justice and peace -- first as a youth through their peace retreats, then as a young adult staff person providing a decentralized work culture that allowed me to move and grow without changing my job ..."

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Albert Nguyen

Dedicated student to understanding and fighting for justice and peace

"I had some experience with community service work for non-profit organizations, but I was never truly aware of the many aspects that went into ensuring that an organization was fully capable of setting out to fight against oppression and discrimination ..."

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Kharis Murphy

Peacebuilder, creator, budding meme expert

"Working on the SRK Campaign at OEP has given me an opportunity to really bring the principles I believe in into practice- principles of nonviolence, peace & justice, and intersectionality. As I work with OEP and SRK I am constantly aware of the ways we need to end not just militarism ..."

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Tiffany Byers

Peacebuilder, writer, communicator

"Understanding “peace” was so abstract to me until I attended Manchester University. From there my knowledge of peace and justice grew ..."

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Malikah French

Editor, creating verbal space for change

"OEP’s value of intergenerational leadership development has impacted my work for justice and peace -- first as a youth through their peace retreats, then as a young adult staff person providing a decentralized work culture that allowed me to move and grow without changing my job ..."

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Jennifer Weakland

Developing leadership for peace in every generation- children, youth, and young adults

"I came to OEP seeking a justice-focused internship given my interests in human rights advocacy and peaceful conflict resolution. Previously, I was aware of the struggles facing the justice system in America. However, after becoming the Prison Justice Organizing Intern for OEP, I discovered the depth of the human rights abuses ..."

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Chelsea Little

Tech group, working in the background

"When I came to OEP, I didn’t have much experience in nonprofit and it’s opened my eyes to what you can do. I’ve been here for just a month and I’ve seen the Facebook pages. The number of events that have been done during this month is staggering and I feel lucky to be able to help out ..."

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Priscilla Weddle

Compassionate, hardworking leader and animal lover

"At OEP, I have learned how to create and manage a project. The Read Aloud Project was created to provide educational resources on peace and justice ..."

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Sari Stissi

Using technology for good

"I think OEP has helped me to recognize the types of things I can do with tech to help the non profit world. I thought I would go to Google, but I wanted to work at OEP because I have been able to explore how technology ..."

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Dean DiPisa

Feeling selfless and feeling great to give back, positive outlook on making change, no action is too small

"With my work at OEP, I’ve come across a variety of exceptional people, as well as causes that have had a great effect on me and has given me a great sense of pride in my work ..."

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Arielys Liriano

Advocate trying to build capacity for sustainable solutions to workin the nonprofit world, helping people to be self sufficient.

"When I first came to OEP, I was the first one to take on the role of immigration justice organizer intern. I had to create the Facebook group and connect with different organizers to understand their line of work ..."

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