The Social Change Career Series highlights the diversity of work and professional experiences related to social good. Speakers work in Nonprofit, Philanthropy, Government and Corporate roles and share their career journey, work life, and professional experiences with an online audience. The conversation is part of the Social Change Leadership Program at the SISGI Group and led by Thenera Bailey, President/CEO. Current Social Change Leadership program participants, alums and the public are invited to ask questions and connect with the speakers in this unique online conversation on social change careers. 

This is a free online event. You can join the conversation from any computer or mobile device!

If you would be interested in sharing your career journey as a speaker in this series please email careerseries@sisgigroup.org. 


Engage with industry thought leaders who will share their career journey and current role in creating social change and social good.  

Emily Barnes

Assistant Director of Advancement

Stephen Gaynor School
July 13, 2017

Jacqueline Johnson

Executive Director Connecticut Commission for Community Service and Division Director of Programs and Student Services

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
October 26, 2017

Dr.Damary Bonilla Rodriguez

Leadership Development Speaker


We'll be announcing additional speakers for 2017 soon. Click the button below to be the first to know when that happens.

October's Speaker...
Jacqueline Johnson
Connecticut Commission for Community Service

Jacqueline Johnson, Connecticut Commission for Community Service, Executive Director 

  • Jacqueline Johnson has devoted the past 25 years of her life to building capacity in the field of public administration, higher education and inspiring the ethic of service amongst leaders. Focusing on grants management, public policy and compliance she has extensive experience in board governance, internal controls, volunteer resource development and results-based accountability. Ms. Johnson begain her public service career as a Constituent Case Worker for Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. The position enabled her to integrate her resourcefulness with her compassion for people and always wanting to help a person's situation. Here is where she learned first-hand Maya Angelou's quote, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Ms. Johnson currently serves two roles for the Office of Higher Education; she is the Dividion Director of Programs and Student Services and she is the 16 year veteran Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Community Service. 

    A committed lifelong learner, Ms. Johnson holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvanie, a BS from Trinity College in Hartfods and an MBA with a concentration in Management from the University of Conecticut. Ms. Johnson is a member of the Windsor Democratic Town Committee, Trinity Episcopal Church, the West Indian Social Club of Hartfors, Inc., and served as a recent president of Hartford's alumnae chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She lives in her hometown of Windsor where she is also a Justice of the Peace. She can be found rooting for her beloved New York Yankees at home or at Yankee Stadium from April through October each year. 

Leading in Public Service and Higher Education 

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View Recordings of the Speakers From the Social Change Career Series in 2015 and 2016