Jhia Jackson 29 posts
I have always used Idealist as my first stop for job, volunteer, and internship opportunities. Because of this, I have been lucky enough to be a part of a wide-variety of nonprofits and social impact organizations - from artistically mentoring young children with chronic illness, to serving LGBT women with cancer, to overseeing an industrial arts summer program for youth! Always in pursuit of new challenges, I've earned a BA in Dance, Sociology, & Ethics and a MS in Bioethics. In addition to my work with Idealist Careers, I am a nanny, freelance professional dancer, and pursuing a PhD in Sociology with a medical emphasis.

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Social Impact of an Arts Organization: How One Idealist Does It

As an artist building a career both in the arts world and the nonprofit/social impact sphere, I was curious what other creative types do when they feel a similar need to pursue a life of artistry, advocacy, and community. During a performance opportunity I had this Spring, I routinely bumped into Joseph Hall, Deputy Director […]

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5 Self-Care Strategies for Care Professionals

People who are motivated to actively seek out opportunities in the social impact sector are those who feel a need to make a difference in their world. This often means pursuing roles that involve being in the service of, or caring for, others. Care professionals are those who are in roles that involve direct interactions […]

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How Shine Foundation is Fighting for the Financial Health of Domestic Abuse Survivors

Jennifer Tan saw a recurring theme in the needs of domestic abuse survivors: a need for the survivors improve themselves, financially. Common questions included, How do I get the money to move out of the shelter? How do I buy my kids’ supplies? How do I pay for all these legal fees? Though these questions […]

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Career Spotlight: Teaching at the Intersection of a Research and Action Partnership

When Jacqueline Kling was picturing her future during her graduate school studies, she had thought she would spend the vast majority of her time performing and touring as a professional dancer. After completing her MFA, she began to reevaluate her interests and began to expand her view of what it meant to be a professional, […]

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