To Every Season, Turn, Turn, Turn…after our two long and very different careers came to an end and our children grew, flew our nest, and became parents of another generation, what to do? How to turn?
It was time to step back; to follow rather than lead. Yet, our experience, what we have learned along the way, we still believe has value.
And so, this forum, Change Counts, was born.
It will provide a forum to share perspectives on a range of issues that are interesting to us and we hope to you. We hope to be joined by other writers who see Change Counts as a place to share their thinking and experiences and reflect on the issues that are important to them. We welcome them to this space.
If Change Counts spurs your thinking as readers and as writers, we will have done our new jobs.
Carole and Marty Levine
Levine Partners, LLP
Carole Levine is a Principal at Levine Partners Consulting. She has held senior management positions in four national nonprofits: The National PTA (Deputy Executive Director); Communities in Schools, National (Vice President of Expansion and Technical Assistance); The Family Resource Coalition (Director of Technical Assistance); and the National Lekotek Center (Director of Development and Communications). Carole holds a BA from Washington University in education and political science, and an M.Ed. from National Louis University. She consults, trains, writes, and speaks on issues of nonprofit development, often focused on work with underserved communities. She writes widely on issues effecting nonprofits, women and families, on the federal judiciary and on advocacy. Carole has served on the boards of local, national and international organizations and currently chairs Courts Matter Illinois.
Marty Levine, a lifelong advocate for progressive social change, founded the Jewish Alliance for Economic Justice. He serves currently as a Coordinating Committee member of the Chicago chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, serves on the CPAC negotiating committee, and has been active with the Jewish Council for Urban Affairs’s Fair Tax Amendment and Police Reform campaigns. A social worker by training, helped lead the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago for 40 years until he retired in 2016. Since he stepped down, he has consulted and helped build the strength of small, community service organizations from Gary to Waukegan.