The GLG Social Impact Fellowship provides select nonprofits and social enterprises with a two-year pro bono partnership with GLG, as well as continued alumnus support.
Issue Area: Youth Mental Health
Nicolas Brown is the CEO of batyr, an Australia-based nonprofit that empowers young people with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to overcome mental health challenges and help their peers do the same.
Nicolas has spent his career in the purpose sector working with young people in Australia and abroad. He was previously a member of Suicide Prevention Australia’s Policy Committee and is currently on the Technical Advisory Group for Australia’s National Mental Health Commission. Nicolas holds degrees from the Australian College of Theology and Southern Cross University.
Issue Area: Criminal Justice
Gina Clayton-Johnson is the Founder and Executive Director of Essie Justice Group, a U.S.-based nonprofit that organizes and advocates for women with incarcerated loved ones and works to overturn laws and policies that disproportionately harm women and communities of color.
Gina is a leader of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table, a founding advisory council member of the National Bail Out Collective, and one of the creators of the BREATHE Act, the largest piece of federal legislation delivered to the U.S. Congress by a social movement. She holds degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Southern California.
Issue Area: Food Security
Robin Ferris is the Founder and CEO of Bankuet, a UK-based business for good whose digital zero-waste food donation platform is the number one supplier of food and other essential items to food banks in the UK.
Previously, Robin worked for global entertainment companies Universal and Island Records. He holds a degree from Northumbria University.
Issue Area: Criminal Justice
Emily Galvin Almanza is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Partners for Justice, a U.S.-based nonprofit that works to increase access to justice across the criminal legal system by transforming public defense from an under-resourced, inequitable system into a robust network of dynamic, people-centered service centers.
Emily previously worked at the LA County Office of the Public Defender, the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, and The Bronx Defenders; clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; and was named one of the American Bar Association’s Top 40 Young Lawyers. She holds degrees from Stanford Law School and Harvard University.
Issue Area: Refugee Mental Health
Zarlasht Halaimzai is the Founder and CEO of Amna, a global nonprofit that provides identity- and trauma-informed mental and emotional support to refugees and other displaced communities across Europe and South Asia.
A former Afghan refugee, Zarlasht has advised NGOs on refugee education and wellbeing and is a 2018 Obama Foundation Fellow. She holds a diploma from the University of Cambridge and is currently completing a master’s at the University of Oxford.
Issue Area: Youth Empowerment
Dr. Rebecca Hope is the Co-Founder and CEO of YLabs, a global nonprofit that designs and implements youth-driven solutions that address the biggest opportunities to maximize youth health and economic opportunities around the world.
Trained as an adolescent physician, Rebecca has 15 years of experience designing and evaluating health programs for young people. She holds degrees from Harvard University, University College London, and the University of Leeds.
Issue Area: Women’s Health
Dilip Kumar Pattubala is the Co-Founder and CEO of Uninhibited, an India-based nonprofit that advances gender equality by de-stigmatizing menstrual health in marginalized communities to help adolescent girls access equitable opportunities.
Dilip has over 10 years of experience in international development and has been named an Acumen Fellow and a Mulago Rainer Arnhold Fellow. He holds degrees from Anglia Ruskin University and Presidency College.
Issue Area: Youth Mental Health
Asher Low is the Executive Director of Limitless, a Singapore-based nonprofit that supports young people struggling with mental health issues through a variety of programs, including counseling, case work, a helpline, outreach, and public education.
Asher has over 10 years of experience as a social worker in youth, family, and prison settings. He is on the steering committee of the Singapore Mental Wellbeing Network and has spearheaded research, advocacy, and education initiatives focused on trauma-informed care, help-seeking behavior, and stigma reduction. Asher holds degrees from Monash University and Nanyang Polytechnic.
Issue Area: Early Childhood Education
Siddhant Sachdeva is the Co-Founder of Rocket Learning, an India-based nonprofit that builds digital communities to advance high-quality early childhood education for low-income children in India in partnership with parents, teachers, and government bodies.
Siddhant has been featured on Forbes’s “30 Under 30 Asia: Social Impact” and previously worked at Boston Consulting Group. He holds degrees from IIM Calcutta, the University of St. Gallen, and IIT Delhi.
Issue Area: Education
Lisa Wang is the Founder and CEO of Almost Fun, a U.S.-based nonprofit that empowers marginalized 4th-12th grade students in their math learning through culturally responsive, engaging, and interactive math resources.
Lisa is a 2022 Edwin Gould Foundation Fellow, a 2020 AT&T Aspire Fellow, and a member of Gina’s Collective and Fast Forward’s 2019 cohort. She holds a degree from Harvard University.
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Our Fellow organizations do some of the most impactful social sector work in the world. We are honored to help them along the way.
Global Press builds a more informed and inclusive world by training and employing women journalists in the world’s least-covered places. With independent news bureaus across 40 global communities, Global Press produces ethical, accurate, on-the-ground news coverage. Global Press sought to better understand news consumption patterns, values, and demographics in the countries they operate to ensure they were reaching the right people with their news. Global Press collaborated with the GLG Survey Team to draft and design a B2C survey, with support from GLG experts who could speak to target countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Then, GLG and Global Press launched their first survey in Zimbabwe, reaching 300 unique respondents, a number that would not have been possible without GLG’s vast network and recruitment capabilities.
Photo credit: Gamuchirai Masiyiwa, Global Press Journal Zimbabwe
Nexleaf Analytics designs sensor technologies, generates data analytics, and advocates for data-driven solutions to global challenges, including vaccine delivery. As part of Nexleaf’s efforts to assist with the equitable and safe distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, GLG helped the organization conduct research into cold storage supply chains – connecting them with a former director of vaccine supply and demand at an international vaccine specialty organization, as well as a former executive at a pharmaceutical company with 16 years of experience manufacturing and managing cold chain distributions channels. Nexleaf has also turned to GLG experts for best practices in strategic marketing and communications, increasing the organization’s focus, clarity, and capability to effectively share their message.
Foster America improves the lives of America’s most vulnerable children by building a pipeline of leaders and innovators to transform the child welfare system. COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color – and the over-representation of Black children in the child welfare system – made Foster America’s social justice mission even more critical. Foster America was committed to continuing their operations without disruption during the pandemic, so GLG connected the team with U.S. policy and banking experts to help them understand their funding options. The team spoke with the executive vice president of a large bank and a former chief of staff at the U.S. House of Representatives, whose insights helped Foster America access crucial financial support through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Simprints builds biometric digital identity tools to help ensure every vaccine, dollar, and public good reaches the people who need them most. At the onset of COVID-19, the Simprints team used GLG to leverage their technology in support of relief efforts. They conducted research into contact tracing, response efforts in remote regions, and the technologies being deployed in the hardest-to-reach areas. Within a week, GLG connected Simprints with a former WHO surveillance medical officer, a former CDC senior global public health analyst, and a former CDC epidemiologist. The insights from these experts helped Simprints prepare for COVID-19 vaccine delivery and rapidly improve their digital health systems to drive an efficient public health response – all while keeping individual data secure.
Recidiviz uses data-informed tools to help criminal justice leaders develop a real-time picture of their system, diagnose issues, and drive meaningful change. Recidiviz was developing a set of products to help parole and probation officers manage their caseloads, which can cover as many as 200 clients, as well as better track their performance metrics and intervene earlier. As part of their product development and refinement process, GLG connected the Recidiviz team with 12 former parole and probation officers from across multiple states. These conversations provided unique and objective user experience feedback for product development, ensuring Recidiviz could design the most helpful and impactful product.
Noora Health trains hospital patients and caregivers in India and Bangladesh in high-impact, life-saving skills to reduce preventable complications following surgery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Noora Health has worked to expand their digital health services through WhatsApp and automated voice assistants. GLG has supported Noora Health in this process, connecting them with the head of experience at a digital health platform, the former director of product and analytics at a digital media company, and other relevant experts. These insights informed Noora Health’s COVID-19 patient support program. They created content about COVID-19 prevention and healthcare worker safety and broadly disseminated these tools in partnership with government bodies.
Our Global Community of Fellows
Since 2014, GLG has welcomed 85 exceptional social sector leaders to our global community. Fellows are the leaders of high-impact organizations at inflection points in their growth – whether they are responding to crisis, scaling their reach, pivoting their strategy, or enhancing their services.