ELEVATING THEIR IMPACT
Highlighting nonprofits making sustainable impacts on systemic issues around the world.
We bring impactful stories of organizations and their clients to you each week as well as ways to support them as a volunteer and financially.
Having lived on all four sides of the country and landing back in Austin, TX, Erin Arnheim is now the CEO of Legacy Collective. When she isn’t working, she is volunteering with teenage girls in the foster care system, Facetiming with her nieces and nephews, traveling the world, eating her heart out along the way, and taking incredible photographs to document the memories. Erin has a passion for encouraging high school and college students through college persistence programs and mentoring teenagers in the foster care system.
Born and raised in south Georgia, now living in Austin, TX, Candace Collins is a mom and self-proclaimed foodie. When she isn’t in the kitchen trying out a new recipe with her daughter, she is spending her time writing, doing public speaking and jamming out to any 80’s playlist she can find. Candace has a heart for reaching and impacting future generations, helping them realize their potential as well as inspiring and encouraging fellow single moms on their motherhood journey.
HOW THEY MET
Erin & Candace were volunteering at a singles’ conference and met in line waiting for BBQ at a food truck. After a great conversation, they met for coffee a few weeks later, and as they say, the rest is history! Their friendship is one of encouragement and collaboration. And they look forward to coming together to bring you incredible stories from organizations making innovative impacts on systemic issues from around the world!
INTERVIEWED: Jeffery Beckham Jr., CEO
Chicago Scholars uniquely selects, trains, and mentors academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and city of Chicago. Today, we hear from Jeffery Beckham Jr., CEO of Chicago Scholars, on how he, his staff, and his team of volunteer mentors serve more than 4,000 first-generation and low-income students to reach their dreams to pursue a college education.