Center Alumnus Ethan Frisch: Working for Change in Afghanistan

Colin Powell Leadership Alumnus Ethan Frisch (2006–2008) is now working in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation, a humanitarian organization. We recently followed-up with Ethan to learn more about his work, goals, and trajectory.

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efrisch_crop_vhColin Powell Leadership Alumnus Ethan Frisch (2006–2008) is now working in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation, a humanitarian organization. We recently followed up with Ethan to learn more about his work, goals, and trajectory.

What are you doing in Afghanistan?
I’m working for the Aga Khan Foundation–Afghanistan as the national program coordinator for engineering, helping to oversee the administration of grants dealing with physical infrastructure and engineering projects in northern Afghanistan. I’m based at AKF’s headquarters in Kabul, working closely with our regional teams and traveling regularly throughout the five provinces in which AKF works. Continue reading “Center Alumnus Ethan Frisch: Working for Change in Afghanistan”

Jan. 30 “Tackling Poverty” Event to Focus on Homelessness and Housing

City Limits Magazine is hosting an event at El Museo del Barrio, 6:00 pm, on January 30, 2013. The event will focus on the national and local policy agenda for urban housing and homelessness, but is part of a greater series titled, “Tackling Poverty.”

On January 30, City Limits magazine will sponsor a talk on homelessness and housing as part of its "Tackling Poverty" series. Photo by homelesshub; used under the Creative Commons copyright.City Limits Magazine is hosting an event at El Museo del Barrio, 6:00 pm, on January 30, 2012. The event will focus on the national and local policy agenda for urban housing and homelessness, but is part of a greater series titled, “Tackling Poverty.” The panelists include the following people:

  • Ralph da Costa Nunez, President and Chief Executive Officer Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness,
  • Christopher M. Brown, Director for Legislative Affairs, PolicyLink, and
  • David Jones, President and CEO of Community Service Society,

with a time for networking to follow. The event is free and open to faculty, community partners, students, etc. Below is the event page, as well as the registration page. Hope to see you all there, and please feel free to share and forward. (We will also post this on our Facebook page!)

Event page: http://www.tacklingpovertynyc.com/#!upcomingevents/cee5
Registration:http://tacklingpovertymanhattan.splashthat.com/