YCore is created By millennials, For millennials

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Our Vision

We envision a movement of Millennial young professionals engaged with the social sector, investing more time, money and resources to their local communities.

Our Mission

YCore mobilizes courageous champions for just communities. 

 

Our Story

Have you heard that millennials are flaky, self-centered, $8-coffee drinkers? At YCore, we know this isn't true (Ok, maybe the coffee snob part). In 2014, a group of Stanford alumni realized the power of millennials. They created a program to inspire young professionals to get involved in the social sector–now, not later. Since then, our community has flourished, driven by passionate young professionals who are dedicated to improving the world around them. At YCore, we make a real impact, make a difference, and make strong relationships. We learn, collaborate, laugh and share tips about where to get the best cup of coffee.

 

Our Community

"I was happy to meet and work with other Millennials like me that are very eager to not just volunteer but really commit to a long term social impact project. "

           -Zara Chiara Fernandez

            Project Lead, Hack the Hood

Our Leadership

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Simon Shachter, Co-Founder & Board Chair

Simon is a current PhD student in sociology at the University of Chicago studying the role of philanthropy in American society. He previously worked at the San Francisco Jewish Federation, Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation. Simon graduated from Stanford in 2014 with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Comparative Literature. He is a philanthropy fanatic and is passionate about helping people realize the impact they can have. Simon loves football, the smell of full bookshelves, and collecting pillows.

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Samantha Carpenter, Director of Philanthropy

Sam joined YCore in 2015 to lead a research project on Millennial philanthropy and has stayed on ever since. As a development professional working in Dartmouth's West Coast Advancement office and with a background in nonprofit consulting, Sam brings deep strategic and vision-making experience to YCore. Sam graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Art History. In her free time, Sam enjoys running, seeking out the best gluten-free baked goods and exploring Berkeley.

 
 
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Katy Lardaro, Program Manager

Katy first joined the YCore community as a fellow in the Winter of 2018, partnering with the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco. She previously worked with Hamilton Families as a case manager, supporting families in the Bay Area to stabilize and thrive after their experiences with homelessness. Katy graduated from Brown University in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology. In her free time, she is learning how to roller skate and loves to make New York Style bagels from scratch.

 

Board of Directors

 Simon Shachter, Co-Founder & Board Chair

Simon Shachter, Co-Founder & Board Chair

 Jessica Gupta, Founder, Taavi

Jessica Gupta, Founder, Taavi

 John Liotti, CEO, Able Works

John Liotti, CEO, Able Works

 Robert Wicks, Director of West Coast Advancement, Dartmouth College

Robert Wicks, Director of West Coast Advancement, Dartmouth College

Alumni Board

 Jay Lee, Alumni Board Chair

Jay Lee, Alumni Board Chair

 Farhan Abrol

Farhan Abrol

 Brittany Cheng

Brittany Cheng

 Shannon Colin

Shannon Colin

 Jessie Duan

Jessie Duan

 Nikka Ghalili

Nikka Ghalili

 Christina Guo

Christina Guo

 Katy Hardt

Katy Hardt

 Kevin Hsiung

Kevin Hsiung

 Niranjan Kumar

Niranjan Kumar

 Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee

 Nancy Li

Nancy Li

 Pam Martinez

Pam Martinez

 Vivek Maheshwari

Vivek Maheshwari

 Heather Yamada-Hosley

Heather Yamada-Hosley

 

Founding Team

 Olivia Bryant, Co-Founder 

Olivia Bryant, Co-Founder 

 Vivian Shen, Co-Founder

Vivian Shen, Co-Founder

 Simon Shachter, Co-Founder

Simon Shachter, Co-Founder

 Kana Hammon, Co-Founder

Kana Hammon, Co-Founder

 
 Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee

 Tania Anaissie

Tania Anaissie