February 22, 2022
Fostering Change Podcast | Episode 116 | Kristina Lowenstein
On this weeks episode of Fostering Change we have an incredible conversation with Kristina Lowenstein!
Kristina Lowenstein is the co-founder and executive director of The Honeycomb Project. She was 13- years-old when she landed her first job making dip cones at an ice cream shop. After many more years, and a few more jobs, she shifted her focus to the nonprofit sector where she worked for organizations such as The Field Museum and 2016 Chicago Olympic Bid. Kristina studied Political Science as an undergrad at NYU and attended Northwestern University’s Kellogg Executive Scholars program. She is a 2017 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.
The Honeycomb Project is one of few organizations in the county focused on family volunteering. Since 2011, more than 30,000 volunteers have participated in programs, making a difference in the lives of millions of residents in the Chicago area. And more recently, 2,000 kids and parents across the country participated in our Honeycomb at Home program, which provides educational resources and creative ideas to spark change from the kitchen table.
Volunteering as a family connects kids with complex issues through personal experience. We are opening their eyes to the realities of our society and helping them understand how to make a difference and why to take action.
In this episode we discuss, what is The Honeycomb Project and why is it so necessary? What are the benefits of volunteering as a family? How do you appeal to kids with different interests? How can people participate in Honeycomb’s volunteer efforts outside of Chicago? Lastly, how does the honeycomb project fund its work?
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Learn more at https://www.comfortcases.org/