DreamNow is a charitable organization that produces ideas that do good for the world.
As a producer, we bring together people, raise money and plan for the growth of ideas that we believe will do good for the world. We are a charity but some of the ideas we help grow are social enterprises while others are more traditional such as research programs.
The Deal: Come and work in our offices in Toronto for a few months and start building your network within the social enterprise space in Canada and the United States. We are working on some exciting projects including: making social enterprise accessible across race, class and privlege; scaling up our program which provides follow-up for conferences and developing the next stage of Occupation: Change the World.
Internships are unpaid but include travel to a number of social change conferences around North America. Come and work with us. It will be worth it.
The Deal: The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC) is a national group that unites youth and youth organizations working to fight climate change across Canada. They are at the center of the youth environmental movement in Canada and have close ties with the Energy Action Coalition-- the center of the youth climate movement in the United States.
+ DreamNow: DreamNow was present at the founding of the CYCC in 2006 and has been a observer and supporter since. Many of our friends and allies, such as the Sierra Youth Coalition and TakingItGlobal have been a part of the CYCC since the beginning and are working hard to ensure it continues to grow and support the climate work of Canada's young people.
Apply by sending a resume, cover letter and two references to Cheryl Rippley
How do you you make money and change the world? That was the question that the folks at DreamNow asked themselves, and it resulted in a book. Occupation: Change the World addresses a conundrum that many people, especially people in their twenties and thirties, face. They want a job that engages their values, but they also want to be able to support themselves, ideally in way that they don't have friends and family constantly asking: "So when are you going to get a real job?"
It seems easy enough to move from volunteer work to low-paying work for non-profits. But for those who hope to raise a family, or simply want to have enough resources to pursue other world changing passions, this is a live issue.
Occupation: Change the World is freely downloadable (licenced CC by-nc-nd), so you can read it yourself. It's a quick flip, well-designed for on-screen reading, and you can probably easily make it through the book in half an hour. At seventy pages, it can only scratch the surface of a deep and complicated subject, however it has plenty of pointers to further reading, and offers some provocative take-aways.
The Deal: Run by Alysia Garmulewicz, the Changing Climates Society is planning their second conference this time on the theme of world changing careers. The conference will be held in BC and includes a career fair, sustainablity experts and a good repersentation from Clean Tech.
+ DreamNow: DreamNow last worked with Alysia on YC3, a youth Climate Change Conference, which her organization planned in 2005. Since then we have continually worked with some of the people we met there including one of our favorites Lights Out Canada.
The Deal:Teach for America is an oft-celebrated organization which provides new teachers the chance of working in high-risk neighborhoods. It has placed some 6200 teachers over the years. They are hiring in their New York office for an entry-level position on their Alumni Development team.
+DreamNow: Friends of ours that work for Teach for America tell us that there is a strong focus on professional development and coaching within the organization and that you can quickly move on up if that is what you want. Definitely worth applying.