Your Work in a Single Sentence

I have the best job because of the meaningful work done by the people that I serve.  I am always talking about how the IFYC Alumni Network is made up of such caring, committed, and collaborative people.  Recently, I asked a group of IFYC Alumni to share what they do in one sentence.  I love their responses because they capture who they are so well.  They are invested in their communities, they solve problems, they are committed to social justice, and they are humble and passionate about continuing to grow, learn, and be better.  

35 Alumni Responses to “Can you summarize your work and goals in a single sentence?” 

  1. To strengthen the social fabric of communities by helping people share and listen to one another's stories. 
  2. Writing and working towards what I needed when I was younger 
  3. We want to equip individuals to have respect for all world views, be in relationship across lines of difference, and work toward a common good.  
  4. I work with music and kids and want to be collaborating and creating more.  
  5. Nope, that needs some work. 
  6. Create digital solutions that scale the democratic economy, preserve the planet, and improve the civ-tech, ed-tech, and fin-tech user experience. 
  7. My work is to create and maintain communal spaces for Black folx working and learning in higher education.  
  8. My task is to highlight the values within our individual and collective spiritual lives as they inspire us to work towards collective liberation.  
  9. I build Jesus-loving, inclusive communities, and spread the word that they are possible.  
  10. I have served as an Executive Director and Program Director for a variety of interfaith and Christian-based nonprofits. My goals are to learn how to keep calm and carry on when unexpected questions come up in conversation or interviews.  
  11. I inspire, educate, and connect nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes, all over the world, to amplify their impact and deepen their work. 
  12. I educate about American Muslims so I can influence decisions.   
  13. I am an interfaith activist who uses the moral framework of a Hindu-Sikh and Indian-American identity to work with other communities to achieve a more just, equitable, and sustainable society. 
  14. I want to empower my community to have their voices heard, whether it's by others in our community, people outside of our community, or elected officials. 
  15. I want to work with my community to ensure no social group is at a disadvantage for any reason.  
  16. As a Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies, I study interreligious communities and their relationship to race, religion, immigration, and land memory in California's Central Valley. 
  17.  I am a public health practitioner and pediatrician passionate about health systems reform and racial justice and am committed to the wellbeing of healthcare workers.  
  18.  Passionate about health care and providing equal access to everyone no matter, their religion, race or skin color etc.  
  19. I strive to both better myself and those around me in whatever capacity I can. 
  20. I serve as the Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity AME Church and Managing Principal of Grate Solutions, LLC (a strategic business advisory firm specializing in non-profit fundraising and public policy solutions). 
  21. I am a healthcare provider who would like to improve on speaking to the benefits and ways faith matters in various aspects of healthcare to different audiences (administration, colleagues, patients/community members).   
  22. Advancing development for the next generation of compassionate leadership.  
  23. I want to change the narrative for Muslim Americans and normalize talking about faith in mainstream media without it being stigmatized. 
  24. Queer brown immigrant researching sexual health at the intersection of faith. 
  25. My career has been hyper-focused on securing the economic, political, and social rights for Black people and for women. 
  26. I am an educator and policy practitioner with a commitment to ideas at the intersection of religion, international policy, and peacebuilding. 
  27. I am a math teacher 
  28. To be a corporate executive who is a master at using emotional intelligence to grow my company's culture, profits, and impact. 
  29. I am a pastor of a suburban, Protestant church that aims to better understand intersectionality and what it means to embody allyship in a way that is informed by the needs of impacted communities. 
  30. I teach both science and Catholicism (mostly separately, sometimes together) but I would say my goals are the same - to make truth accessible and understandable to all!  
  31. I manage a workforce development initiative geared toward enhancing the experience of program operations staff 
  32. I work to build meaningful, transformative relationships among people with political and racial differences.  
  33. My work currently is in Presbyterian Youth Ministry and I'm currently in the ordination process through the denomination; through these roles I would like to be a voice and vessel for justice. 
  34. I provide emotional and spiritual support to patients, families, and staff in moments of crisis.  
  35. My passion is building bridges between people to create more inclusive, just and sustainable communities. 

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The opinions contained in this piece are solely the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Interfaith Youth Core. Interfaith America encourages a wide range of views and strives to maintain a respectful tone with a goal of greater understanding and cooperation between people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions.