National Leadership Program, Spring 2022
Christina Lisk is a Philanthropy Apprentice in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Spring 2022. RespectAbility is a national nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Lisk’s Apprenticeship was funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
An outspoken Philadelphian, Lisk is a writer committed to disability advocacy in the nonprofit sector and the arts. Lisk graduated from Bryn Mawr College, where she studied English Literature and Creative Writing and co-founded the disability group EnAble. Her publications include articles for The Mighty, Yahoo Finance, and Hearinglikeme.com and a short story entitled Fox Hollow Secrets in Nothing Ever Happens in Fox Hollow Anthology: Volume 2. In 2019, Lisk presented part of her novel in progress, a disability love story, at Middlebury Bread Loaf in Sicily.
Her previous nonprofit work includes development work at PACT and Citizen Diplomacy International and volunteering as a mentor at Mighty Writers.
Lisk believes that generosity is what creates success in social change and the arts. That is why she is interested in the philanthropic sector. The third sector will permit Lisk to bring all of her interests together in a way that balances pragmatism and passion. Lisk wants to design programs where people with disabilities may use creative writing to find empowerment in an ableist world.
Outside of the arts and nonprofit sector, Lisk is the epitome of “I’m going to die petting something I shouldn’t.” If something walks on four legs, barks, or meows, Lisk will fall in love instantly. Not even ticks and Lyme disease can stop Lisk from pet sitting, volunteering in shelters, or feeding the ferals. Her phone is overloaded with cute animal pictures, especially of her English Setter, Rosie.
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RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Learn more about the National Leadership Program and apply for the next cohort! Contact [email protected] for more information.
ALL APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES
- PUBLIC POLICY/EMPLOYMENT
- ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MEDIA
- NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
- CIVIC ENGAGEMENT/COALITION BUILDING
- JEWISH INCLUSION
- APPRENTICESHIP FOR BLIND AND LOW-VISION LEADERS