Meet the Team!
I am Julia, the founder of Generation Impact. I grew up in Finnland and Germany and was very lucky to receive a scholarship to attend the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) from 2016-2018. There, I was very involved with various social impact activities, such as shooting a documentary about migrant workers or organizing peace and leadership conferences in Cambodia and Thailand.
I noticed that there are many young people in my generation who want to make a difference, but they often don't know where to start. They don't know about all the amazing organizations out there that help them make an impact!
Therefore, I created Generation Impact to connect young people with these change-making resources, opportunities, and each other. On our website, we share everything from change-making apps, volunteering opportunities, scholarships to grants, and ways to start your own social enterprise.
I always love hearing empowering stories and connecting with inspiring people like you :) So shoot me a message, I will read and reply to every one of them!
My name is Sara-Estelle and I am currently studying psychology in Germany and enriching lives by bringing families closer together - through music!
I have been supporting Julia in her cause from the second I got to know about Generation Impact. Now you may wonder how that happened: Long ago I met Julia on UWC Germany's "zero-year meeting", I remember many small talks and one longer one on the train where I thought to myself "I am so glad that I've gotten to know this person, something special is waiting for us to do together." Nobody knows what made me think that, maybe it was that we shared the same kind of passion for changing the world through action and inspiring others to join?
Now I am here, dedicating time to this live-changing project and enjoying every minute of it! Especially when my experience in running a social-business (www.la-luna-familienwelt.de) or passion for nonviolent communication and psychology comes in handy. But also in moments where there is a tricky decision to make or ideas, projects and future plans to discuss: Providing Generation Impact with what I have to offer gives me yet another reason to be grateful.
An important disclaimer.
Avoiding racism, ethnocentrism, and white saviorism is very important to us. We encourage you to look at the information presented to you as suggestions and most of all a work in progress that everyone is welcome to contribute to. In fact, the website would grow immensely, if you decided to share your thoughts and criticism! Therefore - please get in touch!