Arc Benders

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Arc Benders was created to celebrate everyday superheroes who are changing their communities without the expectation of any reward.

The name "Arc Benders" is inspired by the quote from Theodore Parker, "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice," which was made famous by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Maggie Kane behind the counter at A Place at the Table

Episode 5: Persistence + Storytelling + A Place at the Table Maggie Kane, Founder & Executive Director

“What got me started, if it was one piece of advice, my old mentor said to me, and this is prior to A Place at the Table, ‘Maggie, your greatest passion meets halfway with the world’s greatest need.’… to me, it really stuck with me and that’s why A Place at the Table is here. My greatest passion is loving people. My greatest passion is making people feel included and welcomed and loved and cared for. That means people with means and without means. I think Raleigh’s greatest need was a place like this. A place that really brought the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ together.”

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Proving there isn’t just one way to drive positive impact

Dr. Thomas Rashad Easley is a Forester, Professor, and Rapper. He has spent most of his career as a diversity professional with a focus on the recruitment, retention and diverse talent in the natural resource disciplines. He is currently the Assistant Dean for Community and Inclusion at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Forester, Professor,…

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Fagan Harris

Episode 4: Burnout + Boundaries + Baltimore Corps Fagan Harris, President & CEO of Baltimore Corps

“Know what your goal is. Know why you’re going into it: what you’re trying to achieve or what needs to be different and try to stay proximate to that goal as you can.”

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Episode 3: Scottish Soccer Hooligans + Prioritizing People + Designing Your Life Caitlin Kawaguchi, Social Impact & Communications Strategist

“If you don’t have a long term plan for success and the right people on board, it can be really hard to get beyond the first year or two of incredible impact & be able to scale.”

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James Casper, Arc Bender

Episode 2: Progress > Perfection + Insomnia + Building Innovation James Casper, founder of Baya Build

“In America, there is a deficit of 7.2 million homes for the affordable space…. And every year, we’re losing more and more laborers, which means that construction is only going to become more and more expensive — and more out of reach.”

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