Galinsky ’96 Writes about Journeys of 5 Changemakers

Lara Galinsky ’96 is the author (with Kelly Nuxoll) of Work on Purpose, published by Echoing Green, a nonprofit social venture fund that supports emerging social entrepreneurs. The book tells the stories of five changemakers and their journeys from struggle and uncertainty to significance and success.

Through these true-life narratives, the publication reveals how personal fulfillment and societal impact are the result of aligning passion and talents. The altruistic spirit of these young people helps craft careers with meaningful impact, contributing to a robust ecosystem of individuals and institutions dedicated to pushing forward bold ideas to solve the most deeply entrenched problems in the world.

The book features a list of more than 150 career resources and programs; a foreword by LIVESTRONG’s Lance Armstrong and Doug Ulman; an afterword by Harlem Children’s Zone’s Geoffrey Canada; and thought-provoking questions to inspire readers to apply the lessons in the book to their own lives. An activity guide will also be available on the Echoing Green web site for professors and facilitators using Work on Purpose in the classroom or with groups.

Click here for more about the book and Echoing Green.

Lara Galinsky is senior vice president of Echoing Green and serves as board chair of Starting Bloc and as a board member for the Fast Forward Fund. She previously was Do Something’s national program director. She also is the co-author of Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact.

David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: