Net Impact Chapter
Net Impact is a global organization of students and professionals working towards social and environmental change. Using student and professional chapters, Net Impact provides its members with experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact, by taking on social challenges, protecting the environment, inventing new products and orienting business toward the greater good.
Claremont Lincoln University has established the first online Net Impact Chapter for our graduate students. Our mission states:
Mindful of our social responsibility to work together to change our world, we seek to connect students to collaborate with other like-minded individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to creating a socially sustainable world.
Meet Our Officers
Tasmiha Khan – Interim President & Vice President
Khan became known as the “Chief Inspirational Officer” to her colleagues for creating a registered and incorporated tax-exempt non-profit known as Brighter Dawns while at Wesleyan. For her work, she has been invited as a panelist to Brown University’s SEED Conference and a speaker at Yale’s Global Health and Innovation Conference. Khan was awarded 2011’s Project for Peace $10,000 Winner and the Dell Social Innovation Semifinalist Fellowship. In 2012, Khan was invited to the White House to speak about her work and was the only Chicagoan to be awarded the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award of $10,000 and named Do Something.org’s “11 Young Women to Look Out For.” Khan has been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Southtown Star, ABC News and on the front page of Middletown Press to name a few. In 2013, to date, Khan have been the youngest award recipient of Muslim Women Alliance (MWA)’s Inspiring Woman Award and in 2014, Khan was awarded Chicago’s Top Muslim Achiever in Activism and Service Award.To date, under Khan’s direction, 17 wells, 20 latrines and bathing spaces along with 200 sanitary kits in Bangladesh have been distributed, impacting over 15,000 people locally and abroad. In 2015, Khan was invited for dinner to the White House Dinner by President Obama for Entrepreneurship Achievement. In 2016, Khan was Clinton Global Initiative Conference Awardee. This year, Khan has been selected as a 2017-2018 Net Impact Racial Equity Fellow.
Faeda Elliott – Communications Chair
Faeda Elliott is a current student in the Master of Social Impact program at CLU. She has a BA in graphic design and has owned her own design business in Southern California for the past three years. She has worked as a print, web and brand designer for 18 years and brings with her a vast amount of design and marketing knowledge. She has a passion for social change. Her clients include nonprofit organizations, small to medium size businesses and social entrepreneurs. Her skills include branding, website, logo, collateral, packaging and publication design topped off with lots of sound advice on marketing organizations and events. When she’s not hunched over her computer you can find her at a yoga studio, outdoors hiking or her favorite, being mom to her two kids.
Hilary Adams – Creativity and Programming Officer
Hilary brings twenty years of experience in the arts to her Ethical Leadership degree at CLU. A passionate horse enthusiast and rider, she is currently training in equine experiential education facilitation with the E3A organization, which is open outcome, strengths-based professional and personal development with horses as co-facilitators. It takes place on the ground, not in the saddle, and no horse experience is necessary. Hilary is envisioning combining this with her applied theatre and ethical leadership experiences, using her strengths of story implementation, facilitation, and creative programming.
Hilary has numerous theatrical directing awards, including a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play, five Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellowships, a Drama League Fellowship, four New York Musical Theatre Festival Best of Festival Awards, two Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC) Observerships, and 28 Theatre Arts Guild nominations and awards. She has directed and collaborated on hundreds of productions, including five times on Broadway, as assistant director on Collected Stories, Reckless and Aida (also in Chicago), second assistant director on Titanic, and assistant to the playwright on Flower Drum Song.
Hilary holds a MA in Ethical Leadership from Claremont Lincoln University, a MA in Applied Theatre from The School of Professional Studies, CUNY, and a BA from The Evergreen State College. Member SDC, E3A.
Net Impact CLU Watch Party
On August 1st, 2017, CLU Net Impact members gathered online to experience the story of William Still, Abolitionist and Conductor on the Underground Railroad.
Beginning in April 2017 members have the opportunity to work with mentees who are formerly incarcerated, identified through educational programs specifically designed to assist in the reentry to society from incarceration.
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