Allie Mahler

New York City

I’m impassioned about connecting communities and creating spaces for experiential and solutions-based learning. As a global citizen and advocate for cross-cultural understanding, I’ve lived and taught English as a Second Language across four continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, Americas). I spent time during my student life working with UNICEF and non-profits such as Change for Kids, visiting international organizations across Europe, and studying ethnic division in Cyprus. I received my degree from The New School where I studied Dance Movement Therapy and Organizational Change Management, learning the beauty that change brings in individual movement and within organizations.

In my professional life, I co-founded and created Be Social Change, a community and education platform that ignites the next generation of change makers who are creating bold and innovative social impact. We launched a Makers Institute focused on education for social change: take a look here.

In 2012, I was selected for a Fellowship at Purpose, where I worked on a client project that redefined a large foundation’s public engagement strategy, and helped launch an internal learning program called Purpose U. I’ve curated events and designed experiences for Be Social Change, Purpose Roundtable, Sandbox Network, and the United Nations Social Innovation Summit.

In 2013, I joined the founding team of the Centre for Social Innovation in NYC, where we've built a co-working space and community of non-profits and social enterprises. By day, I am the Lead Community Animator and Chief Dot Connector where I weave together a diverse community of socially conscious businesses and nonprofits. Join us!

I’m on fire when I’m with people, connecting for a purpose, and designing experiences to facilitate making real change happen.

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  • #centreforsocialinnovation
  • Work
    • Centre for Social Innovation; Be Social Change
  • Education
    • The New School, Franklin College Switzerland