A message from Kari Saratovsky, Board Chair, Mobilize.org
Ten years ago, Mobilize.org put forth a bold idea: let Millennials create and implement solutions to the unique challenges facing their generation. Our hope was that doing so would lead to smarter more sustainable solutions and deeper levels of engagement from a generation eager to make a difference.
A decade of work in pursuit of this vision has brought with it remarkable impact and has also allowed for tremendous learning. Mobilize.org has surpassed expectations, engaging tens of thousands of Millennials in meaningful work in communities across the country, and rightfully earning accolades across the nonprofit sector.
As Board Chair, I couldn’t be more proud of this dynamic organization or more excited for the future.
That’s why it is bittersweet for me to announce that Maya Enista Smith, Mobilize.org’s CEO, will be stepping down at the end of this year to pursue the next steps in her promising career. For the past seven years, Maya has exerted the very best of what Mobilize.org aspires to be – optimistic, passionate, and a catalyst of dynamic leadership in service to others. She has inspired and mentored countless numbers of Millennials – her peers – to recognize their potential as leaders. Maya has overseen the significant growth of Mobilize.org, catapulting it on to the national scene and recruiting a dynamic team to support this growth. While I will miss her partnership and energy, I know that Maya’s commitment to the work of Mobilize.org will remain strong.
As we begin the search for our next transformational leader, I’d like to invite you to share your thoughts about what you would like to see from Mobilize.org in the years to come. Your feedback and ideas are critical to our continuing success. Whether you’ve joined us in person at a Mobilize.org Summit or leveraged online resources like our Mobilizer’s Handbook, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey: goo.gl/Ykk8m
Looking ahead, Mobilize.org intends to double-down on the capacity of Millennials to lead now and lead well, building on what we have learned and holding ourselves accountable to the thousands of leaders we’ve touched – and the millions more we have yet to engage.
With this change comes great opportunity. The Mobilize.org Board, the staff and I all look forward to working with you and all of our partners as we move forward to realize our vision of a generation more effectively engaged in changing the world around them.