Act to Impact! – Istanbul’s Social Impact Summit

Do you have a social impact idea which you would like to present and maybe even get an opportunity to implement and carry out? Do you want to learn about and meet other people who share the same passion? How about learning from the experienced mentors in the field?

Save the date!
If your answer is positive, then save the date for the first Social Impact Summit, organised by a volunteer youth community group of volunteers gathered under Istanbul&I and hosted by Habita co-working space in Sanayi. The summit, operating with the motto #ActToImpact, will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December 2016.

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Want to participate?
Applications for the summit are currently being accepted. Young changemakers can apply online and organizers will choose 100 people to join the summit in Istanbul. A two-day long summit will focus on leadership building and community engagement towards social impact programs. For this first summit, organizers wish to bring together “young people with a passion and commitment to social impact, regardless of their background or social standing. Using social media we aim to further push this movement, attracting a diverse group of participants.” Istanbul&I, in partnership with various mentors, will lead workshops to help the participants cultivate and clarify their personal purpose; building a community of co-creators and lifelong collaborators, and help further develop their social impact ideas.

Act to Impact!If you think you have the passion and drive to make a difference then follow them on Facebook and Instagram and join the movement… to help create social impact, wherever you are! #ActToImpact and apply here. The application deadline is Sunday 27 November.

The prize
Moreover, some groups or individuals will have the chance to present their social impact idea to the panel of professionals. The winner will receive a financial prize as well as a chance to develop the idea with Istanbul&I, through their networks and with their support.

About the Organizer
Istanbul&I is a volunteer youth community, dedicated to social impact. Currently, about 130 volunteers of over 40 different nationalities comprise this community. The community is organizing and carrying out a variety of workshops and courses, usually in collaboration with other NGOs based in Istanbul and beyond. If you would like to join them, don’t hesitate to contact them via their official web page.

P.S. Nowadays, Istanbul is offering many volunteering opportunities, some of those have already been presented in previous Yabangee posts. You can find them here.

Photos courtesy of Social Impact Summit.

Špela Grošelj
Špela is from Slovenia (no, not Slovakia) and moved to Istanbul to pursue a PhD in Art History. Besides studying and teaching work, she has many interests and hobbies. Current passions include running and discovering new cuisines. Historical heritage, vivid art scene, infinite opportunities and meeting people from all over the world are things that she loves the most about Istanbul. You can follow her Turkish experience on her blog Istanbul Konstantinopel.


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