Heart at Work On Echoing Green Blog

This story is part of Heart at Work, a monthly series produced by Idealist.org and Echoing Green, in which we tilt the spotlight towards everyday people doing extraordinary work that makes the world a better place. Read more.

This story is part of Heart at Work, a monthly series produced by Idealist.org and Echoing Green, in which we tilt the spotlight towards everyday people doing extraordinary work that makes the world a better place. Read more.

This story is part of Heart at Work, a monthly series produced by Idealist.org and Echoing Green, in which we tilt the spotlight towards everyday people doing extraordinary work that makes the world a better place. Read more.


David Purdy exemplifies the winding path we celebrate at Work on Purpose. His career has included onerous years as the manager of a loan company, underpaid gigs as an actor and musician and now finally the deep fulfillment of teaching. We sat down with David to learn more about his heart at work.Read More.


Pablo Toledo, creative director at Camino PR, is a digital artist and community filmmaker and is inspired by the power of personal narratives to create social change. Read More.


"My earliest memory about a career aspiration was probably the 1984 LA Summer Olympics and wanting to be Mary Lou Retton or Carl Lewis." Says Ben Duda, executive director of Americorps Alums.Read his Heart at Work Interview.


Jimmie Briggs is one of the most respected human rights advocates in the field of journalism and has produced seminal reporting on the lives of war-affected youth and children soldiers and survivors of sexual violence. Read more.


Amber Rae is a motivational force of nature. Not only does Amber herself have purpose, but she has her finger on the pulse of purpose drivers everywhere. Read more.

Roya Elghanian’s career path has taken her from the music industry through entrepreneurial ventures and to her current work as founder of a Pilates studio and Worldwide Helpers, a nonprofit connecting volunteers to volunteer opportunities internationally. Read Roya’s real-life story as she finds her Work on Purpose.

Katya Andresen’s career path has taken her from editing garbage trade magazines, through a stint as a Journalist in Cambodia and finally to her current work, making a difference for small changemaking nonprofits. Read the real-life story of this journalist turned marketing blogger and Chief Strategy Officer of Network for Good, as she finds her Work on Purpose.

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