Confessions of an Accidental Youth Advocate

March 3, 2014

I didn't start out to be a youth advocate.

Three years ago, I came to SparkAction as a big-eyed, ambitious part-time intern. Fresh out of Denison University, I felt quite prepared for my new gig—I was confident in my skills and very ambitious to learn, but I didn’t really know what a child or youth advocate was.  I’d answered an ad for an internship focused on child and youth issues, one that involved something I’d always been interested in (and felt I could do decently well): writing.

Considering my degrees in communications and dance, I was pretty unprepared for the nuances and challenges of working in a policy-heavy environment among advocates who had been at it for years. While I had always cared about my country’s investments, treatment of children and equality, I was unfamiliar with how all of those decisions came to be and who the players were. But that naivety did not last long. Soon I was navigating the ins and outs of public policy, Congressional budget stand-offs, events on all kinds of topics from poverty to juvenile justice to digital learning, and meeting incredible advocates and young people.

While the wonkier elements of advocacy at times challenged my stamina (true story: I once sat in a meeting where we spent 45 minutes talking about filibuster reform), the people and faces behind the issues always brought me back to the why of it all.

What happens—or doesn’t happen—in DC isn’t just obscure processes and legislation; it can affect real lives, real families, real young people. I learned that it’s up to everyone to ensure that those lives are supported, or at least not overly hindered, by the policy and funding choices made in statehouses and on Capitol Hill.  

Perhaps more than in any other aspect of my work, the crowdsourced contests I’ve been a part of at SparkAction—like the SparkOpportunity Challenge we did with Jon Bon Jovi and the Top 24 Under 24 Youth Changemakers series—have driven home the fact that real lives are in the balance. Working with our fantastic partners on projects like the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council and #TalkPoverty also elevated real voices and real stories, and that is the meat of what we do here at SparkAction.

These past three years have been educational, eye-opening and rewarding. It’s hard to sum up what I’ve learned and experienced, both for my career and for myself as a person. Here are a few of my highlights:

  • Meeting Jordin Sparks (yes, the American Idol Jordin Sparks) at the Opportunity Nation Summit in 2012 and, after a mutual excitement about our similar brand names, beginning a partnership with her and her service organization for youth.
  • Attending the Demos 50 Years Since The Other America conference, surrounded by revered journalists and advocates who have dedicated their careers to addressing the true factors and solutions to American poverty.
  • Helping to run the SparkOpportunity Challenge (getting to work with Jon Bon Jovi on that didn’t hurt!), KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge, and Top 24 Under 24 Changemakers and Drug Mythbusters contests, having the chance to read about hundreds of brilliant ideas from youth on how to improve the lives of their peers.
  • The National Youth Summit of 2011– my very first event, only two weeks into my time at SparkAction. It was my head-first introduction to the youth leadership, passion and drive of my generation and even those younger than myself.  An inspiring day I won’t forget. (Did I mention I also met Kalpen Modi, aka actor Kal Penn, at that event? Clearly, celebrity involvement in youth causes is my jam.)
  • Filming students for the 2013 Children’s/Youth Inaugural Addresswith my colleagues from the Children’s Leadership Council at Wilson High School here in D.C. We met so many smart youth with strong awareness and good ideas about how to strengthen our country. That video to this day remains one of my proudest projects.

As I move on to my next chapter—some international research travel and launching an independent career in the arts—a part of me will always hold on to my identity as a youth advocate, cultivated during my time here.

I know I’ll continue to advocate both personally and professionally (using SparkAction’s tools, the power of social media and most of all my art) for attention to and investments in young people’s education, health and opportunities. I’ve learned how important that is for our world, and for our futures.

I take with me the lessons I’ve learned from the child and youth community: passion,  creativity and persistence. That last is key: Never have I seen such tireless work as in this community, where professional advocates, parents and young people are all working in inspiring ways, sometimes against serious odds, and claiming victories daily.

So thank you, all—yes you!—for being part of this community and my education. Thank you to my colleagues at the Forum for Youth Investment, particularly SparkAction’s founders, Caitlin Johnson and Thaddeus Ferber. You have inspired me with your tireless work and I’m honored to be a part of this project and this field.

You haven’t seen the last of me. In fact, I already have some ideas brewing of collaborations with some of you and the SparkAction team to combine mission, knowledge and artistic breadth to catalyze positive change…

Onward together,

Alison Waldman
Washington, DC Feb. 2, 2014


Alison Beth Waldman is our former editorial associate and now a contributing writer to SparkAction. She currently teaches, researches, performs and collaborates with organizations and individuals in the Washington, DC, area -- including performing with the Contradiction Dance company based in DC. Learn more about Alison's work at

Alison Waldman





Alison - you&;ve been an incredible asset to the community and I am so glad to see you embarking on a new adventure as a person, artist and advocate!

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Install roof shingles or other covering for flat roof Cover the walls with siding, typically vinyl, wood, or brick veneer but possibly stone or other materials Install windows [url=]15/01/basilica-of-saint-mary-of-flower-in-40[/url] [url=]13/03/ski-dream-home-luxury-mountain-retreat-40[/url] [url=]13/03/contamporary-glass-house-by-nico-van-40[/url] Frame interior walls with wooden 2?4s Add internal plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and natural gas utilities Building inspector visits if necessary to approve utilities and framing Install insulation and interior drywall panels (cementboard for wet areas) and to complete walls and ceilings Install bathroom fixtures [url=]13/03/luxury-5-star-chalet-boutique-hotel-in-40[/url] [url=]13/03/wildcat-ranch-in-snowmass-village-40[/url] [url=]13/02/modern-beautiful-home-with-reflecting-40[/url] Spackle, prime, and paint interior walls and ceilings Additional tiling on top of cementboard for wet areas, such as the bathroom and kitchen backsplash Installation of final floor covering, such as floor tile, carpet, or wood flooring Installation of major appliances Unless the original owners are building the house, at this point it is typically sold or rented. 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[url=]12/10/contemporary-house-near-vineyard-40[/url] [url=]12/10/tulou-ancient-houses-in-china-40[/url] [url=]12/09/beautiful-luxury-home-malibu-40[/url] [url=]12/09/beautiful-modern-home-in-san-francisco-40[/url] [url=]12/09/2-storey-modern-home-in-ontario-canada-40[/url] The increasing complexity of beautiful house projects creates the need for design professionals trained in all phases of the projects life-cycle and develop an appreciation of the building as an advanced technological system requiring close integration of many sub-systems and their individual components, including sustainability. Building engineering is an emerging discipline that attempts to meet this new challenge. 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Cost overruns with government [url=]12/06/beautiful-modern-treehouse-design-los-40[/url] [url=]12/06/nice-house-design-toronto-canada-40[/url] [url=]12/05/traditional-greek-house-on-mykonos-40[/url] [url=]12/05/luxury-custom-villa-in-brentwood-los-40[/url] projects have occurred when the contractor identified change orders or project changes that increased costs, which are not subject to competition from other firms as they have already been eliminated from consideration after the initial bid.16 [url=]12/05/modern-villa-greece-40[/url] [url=]12/05/ocean-view-home-california-palos-verdes-40[/url] [url=]12/05/black-house-buenos-aires-argentina-40[/url] [url=]12/04/completely-white-home-design-queensland-40[/url] Large projects can involve highly complex financial plans and often start with a conceptual estimate performed by a building estimator. 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[url=]11/10/house-with-swimming-pool-on-roof-40[/url] Legal advisors in the beginning of a beautiful house project seek to identify ambiguities and other potential sources of trouble in the contract structure, and to present options for preventing problems. Throughout the process of the project, they work to avoid and resolve conflicts that arise. In each case, the lawyer facilitates an exchange of obligations that matches the reality of the project. Interaction of expertise Apartment complex under beautiful house in Daegu, South Korea [url=]11/10/solar-passive-house-design-france-40[/url] [url=]11/10/modern-slope-house-design-canada-40[/url] [url=]11/09/house-of-ruins-latvia-40[/url] [url=]11/09/beautiful-cob-cottage-design-oregon-usa-40[/url] [url=]11/09/limestone-home-antilles-islands-40[/url] Design, finance, and legal aspects overlap and interrelate. The design must be not only structurally sound and appropriate for the use and location, but must also be financially possible to build, and legal to use. The financial structure must accommodate the need for building the design provided, and must pay amounts that are legally owed. The legal structure must integrate the design into the surrounding legal framework, and enforce the financial consequences of the beautiful house process. Procurement [url=]11/09/beautiful-green-roof-garden-home-40[/url] [url=]11/09/luxury-vacation-house-guaruja-sao-paulo-40[/url] [url=]11/08/corten-steel-and-wood-facade-house-40[/url] [url=]11/08/st-josephs-media-company-office-design-40[/url] [url=]11/08/black-and-white-cube-house-toronto-40[/url] Procurement describes the merging of activities undertaken by the client to obtain a building. There are many different methods of beautiful house procurement; however, the three most common types of procurement are traditional (design–bid–build), design-build and management contracting.18 [url=]11/08/round-passive-house-sweden-40[/url] [url=]11/07/luxury-house-in-west-hollywood-los-40[/url] [url=]11/07/one-storey-courtyard-house-sweden-40[/url] [url=]11/07/louvre-museum-louvre-pyramid-paris-40[/url] There is also a growing number of new forms of procurement that involve relationship contracting where the emphasis is on a co-operative relationship among the principal, the contractor, and other stakeholders within a beautiful house project. New forms include partnering such as Public-Private Partnering (PPPs) aka private finance initiatives (PFIs) and alliances such as "pure" or "project" alliances and "impure" or "strategic" alliances. The focus on co-operation is to ameliorate the many problems that arise from the often highly competitive and adversarial practices within the beautiful house industry. Traditional [url=]11/07/luxury-oceanfront-beach-house-40[/url] [url=]11/06/architectural-mimicry-in-rustic-log-40[/url] [url=]11/06/little-summer-house-gotland-sweden-40[/url] [url=]11/06/villa-dali-hague-netherlands-40[/url] [url=]11/06/residential-house-united-states-40[/url] Main article: Design–bid–build [url=]11/06/dutch-floating-houses-district-40[/url] [url=]11/05/wikileaks-computer-center-stockholm-40[/url] [url=]11/05/zen-water-house-design-china-40[/url] [url=]11/05/small-simple-stone-house-spain-40[/url] This is the most common method of beautiful house procurement and is well established and recognized. In this arrangement, the architect or engineer acts as the project coordinator. His or her role is to design the works, prepare the specifications and produce beautiful house drawings, administer the contract, tender the works, and manage the works from inception to completion. There are direct contractual links between the architects client and the main contractor. Any subcontractor has a direct contractual relationship with the main contractor. The procedure continues until the building is ready to occupy. [url=]11/05/industrial-design-minimalist-house-40[/url] [url=]11/05/luxury-private-ocean-villa-japan-40[/url] [url=]11/05/glazed-walls-house-arizona-usa-40[/url] [url=]11/05/two-story-house-design-israel-40[/url] [url=]11/05/holiday-and-weekend-house-new-zealand-40[/url] This approach has become more common in recent years, and also involves the client contracting a single entity that both provides a design and builds it. In some cases, the design-build package can also include finding the site, arranging funding and applying for all necessary statutory consents. [url=]11/05/modern-concrete-home-madrid-spain-40[/url]
[url=]11/05/pirate-ship-interior-design-usa-40[/url] [url=]11/05/two-bedrooms-house-victoria-australia-40[/url] The owner produces a list of requirements for a project, giving an overall view of the projects goals. Several D&B contractors present different ideas about how to accomplish these goals. The owner selects the ideas they like best and hires the appropriate contractor. Often, it is not just one contractor, but a consortium of several contractors working together. Once these have been hired, they begin building the first phase of the project. As they build phase 1, they design phase 2. This is in contrast to a design-bid-build contract, where the project is completely designed by the owner, then bid on, then completed. [url=]11/04/single-family-residence-hawaii-usa-40[/url] [url=]11/04/low-energy-luxury-villa-mallorca-spain-40[/url] [url=]11/04/treehouse-residence-seattle-usa-plans-40[/url] [url=]11/04/artist-studios-newfoundland-canada-40[/url] Kent Hansen pointed out that state departments of transportation usually use design build contracts as a way of progressing projects when states lack the skills-resources. In such departments, design build contracts are usually employed for very large projects.19 [url=]11/04/modern-highland-house-pyrenees-spain-40[/url] [url=]11/04/rustic-natural-stone-swiss-house-alps-40[/url] [url=]11/04/large-single-family-house-design-floor-40[/url] [url=]11/04/unusual-house-with-underground-rooms-40[/url] In this arrangement the client plays an active role in the procurement system by entering into separate contracts with the designer (architect or engineer), the beautiful house manager, and individual trade contractors. The client takes on the contractual role, while the beautiful house or project manager provides the active role of managing the separate trade contracts, and ensuring that they complete all work smoothly and effectively together. [url=]11/03/contemporary-minimalist-villa-design-40[/url] [url=]11/03/custom-residential-interior-design-40[/url] [url=]11/03/sails-concrete-house-design-sydney-40[/url] [url=]11/03/modular-frame-prefab-cottage-michigan-40[/url] [url=]11/03/compact-glass-wall-house-austria-40[/url] Management procurement systems are often used to speed up the procurement processes, allow the client greater flexibility in design variation throughout the contract, give the ability to appoint individual work contractors, separate contractual responsibility on each individual throughout the contract, and to provide greater client control. [url=]11/03/house-with-big-outdoor-water-pond-40[/url] [url=]11/03/luxury-sustainable-green-roof-house-40[/url] [url=]11/03/horse-riding-equestrian-stables-photos-40[/url] [url=]11/02/luxury-villa-with-pool-by-ocean-phuket-40[/url] [url=]11/02/unique-unusual-tree-hotel-harads-sweden-40[/url] In recent time, beautiful house software starts to get traction—as it digitizes beautiful house industry. Among solutions, there are for example: Procore, GenieBelt, PlanGrid, bouw7, etc. Sustainability in beautiful house Main article: Sustainability in beautiful house [url=]11/02/leed-platinum-sustainable-home-40[/url] [url=]11/02/concrete-glass-and-wood-house-buenos-40[/url] [url=]11/02/luxury-villa-hotel-dunbar-rock-central-40[/url] [url=]11/02/stone-house-switzerland-40[/url] [url=]11/02/apartment-interior-design-paris-france-40[/url] [url=]11/02/eiffel-tower-plans-paris-france-40[/url] Sustainability during the beautiful house phase is one of the aspects of “green building," defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as "the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a buildings life-cycle from siting to design, beautiful house, operation, maintenance, renovation and debeautiful house."20 Authority having jurisdiction See also: Planning permission Digging the foundation for a building beautiful house in Jakarta, Indonesia [url=]11/02/barbershop-interior-design-israel-40[/url] [url=]11/02/forest-frame-house-washington-usa-40[/url] [url=]11/01/skype-office-interior-design-luxembourg-40[/url] [url=]11/01/design-modern-wooden-japanese-house-40[/url] In beautiful house, the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) is the governmental agency or sub-agency that regulates the beautiful house process. In most cases, this is the municipality where the building is located. However, beautiful house performed for supra-municipal authorities are usually regulated directly by the owning authority, which becomes the AHJ. beautiful house on the Federal Reserve building in Kansas City, Missouri [url=]11/01/unusual-concrete-home-germany-40[/url] [url=]11/01/lake-house-in-holland-40[/url] [url=]11/01/rustic-house-design-on-lake-como-italy-40[/url] [url=]11/01/luxury-penthouse-apartment-interior-san-40[/url] [url=]11/01/eco-friendly-house-solar-panels-madrid-40[/url] Before the foundation can be dug, contractors are typically required to verify and have existing utility lines marked, either by the utilities themselves or through a company specializing in such services. This lessens the likelihood of damage to the existing electrical, water, sewage, phone, and cable facilities, which could cause outages and potentially hazardous situations. During the beautiful house of a building, the municipal building inspector inspects the building periodically to ensure that the beautiful house adheres to the approved plans and the local building code. Once beautiful house is complete and a final inspection has been passed, an occupancy permit may be issued. [url=]11/01/sliding-glass-walls-of-house-in-40[/url] [url=]11/01/writers-cozy-little-house-norway-40[/url] [url=]11/01/concrete-suburban-residential-house-40[/url] [url=]10/12/google-office-interior-40[/url] [url=]10/12/luxury-property-whsitler-canada-40[/url] An operating building must remain in compliance with the fire code. The fire code is enforced by the local fire department or a municipal code enforcement office. [url=]10/12/luxury-property-whsitler-canada-40[/url] [url=]10/12/small-suburban-residential-home-40[/url] [url=]10/12/house-library-bookshelves-interior-40[/url] Changes made to a building that affect safety, including its use, expansion, structural integrity, and fire protection items, usually require approval of the AHJ for review concerning the building code. Industry characteristics [url=]10/12/house-rock-ocean-view-chili-40[/url] [url=]10/12/house-outdoor-patios-green-roof-clear-40[/url] [url=]10/12/sculptures-by-bruno-torfs-in-australia-40[/url] [url=]10/12/neuschwanstein-castle-germany-alps-40[/url] In the United States, the industry in 2014 has around $960 billion in annual revenue according to statistics tracked by the Census Bureau, of which $680 billion is private (split evenly between residential and nonresidential) and the remainder is government.21 In 2005, there were about 667,000 firms employing 1 million contractors (200,000 general contractors, 38,000 heavy, and 432,000 specialty); the average contractor employed fewer than 10 employees.22 As a whole, the industry employed an estimated 5.8 million in April 2013, with a 13.2% unemployment rate.23 In the United States, approximately 828,000 women were employed in the beautiful house industry as of 2011.24 [url=]10/12/meteora-greece-monastery-cliffs-40[/url] [url=]10/12/parthenon-temple-athenian-acropolis-40[/url] [url=]10/12/luxury-house-in-surfers-paradise-40[/url] [url=]10/12/natural-log-homes-new-zealand-40[/url] [url=]10/12/hotel-in-phuket-island-thailand-40[/url] Careers Helicopter view of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Operations Support Facility (OSF) beautiful house site Ironworkers erecting the steel frame of a new building at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston A truck operator at Al Gamil, the largest beautiful house company in Djibouti. [url=]10/12/hotels-alila-villas-hadahaa-in-maldives-40[/url] [url=]10/12/house-madrid-spain-big-windows-pool-40[/url] [url=]10/11/mountain-house-nova-lima-minas-gerais-40[/url] [url=]10/11/shopping-retail-mall-design-malaysia-40[/url] [url=]10/11/cabin-lake-british-columbia-canada-40[/url] There are many routes to the different careers within the beautiful house industry. These three main tiers are based on educational background and training, which vary by country: [url=]10/11/most-beautiful-40[/url]

Unskilled and semi-skilled – General site labor with little or no beautiful house qualifications.
Skilled – Tradesmen whove served apprenticeships, typically in labor unions, and on-site managers who possess extensive knowledge and experience in their craft or profession.
Technical and management – Personnel with the greatest educational qualifications, usually graduate degrees, trained to design, manage and instruct the beautiful house process.

Skilled occupations include carpenters, electricians, plumbers, ironworkers, masons, and many other manual crafts, as well as those involved in project management. In the UK these require further education qualifications, often in vocational subject areas. These qualifications are either obtained directly after the completion of compulsory education or through "on the job" apprenticeship training.25 In the UK, 8500 beautiful house-related apprenticeships were commenced in 2007.26
Technical and specialized occupations require more training as a greater technical knowledge is required. These professions also hold more legal responsibility. A short list of the main careers with an outline of the educational requirements are given below:

Architect – Typically holds 1, undergraduate 3-year degree in architecture + 1, post-graduate 2-year degree (DipArch or BArch) in architecture plus 24 months experience within the industry. To use the title "architect" the individual must be registered on the Architects Registration Board register of Architects.
Civil engineer – Typically holds a degree in a related subject. The Chartered Engineer qualification is controlled by the Engineering Council, and is often achieved through membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers. A new university graduate must hold a masters degree to become chartered; persons with bachelors degrees may become an Incorporated Engineer.
Building services engineer – Often referred to as an "M&E Engineer" typically holds a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering. Chartered Engineer status is governed by the Engineering Council, mainly through the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
Project manager – Typically holds a 4-year or greater higher education qualification, but are often also qualified in another field such as architecture, civil engineering or quantity surveying.

Structural engineer – Typically holds a bachelors or masters degree in structural engineering. A P.ENG is required from the Professional Engineers Ontario (Canada). New university graduates must hold a masters degree to gain chartered status from the Engineering Council, mainly through the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK).
Quantity surveyor – Typically holds a bachelors degree in quantity surveying. Chartered status is gained from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Civil estimators are professionals who typically have a background in civil engineering, beautiful house project management, or beautiful house supervision.

In 2010 a salary survey revealed the differences in remuneration between different roles, sectors and locations in the beautiful house and built environment industry.27 The results showed that areas of particularly strong growth in the beautiful house industry, such as the Middle East, yield higher average salaries than in the UK, for example. The average earning for a professional in the beautiful house industry in the Middle East, across all sectors, job types and levels of experience, is ?42,090, compared to ?26,719 in the UK.28 This trend is not necessarily due to the fact that more affluent roles are available; however, as architects with 14 or more years experience working in the Middle East earn on average ?43,389 per annum, compared to ?40,000 in the UK.28 Some beautiful house workers in the US/Canada have
made more than $100,000 annually, depending on their trade. Safety See also: beautiful house site safety At-risk workers without appropriate safety equipment
beautiful house is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, incurring more occupational fatalities than any other sector in both the United States and in the European Union.2930 In 2009, the fatal occupational injury rate among beautiful house workers in the United States was nearly three times that for all workers, with Falls being one of the most common causes of fatal and non-fatal injuries among beautiful house workers.29 Proper safety equipment such as harnesses, hard hats and guardrails and procedures such as securing ladders and inspecting scaffolding can curtail the risk of occupational injuries in the beautiful house industry.31 Other major causes of fatalities in the beautiful house industry include electrocution, transportation accidents, and trench cave-ins.32 Roofing requires a very high level of safety
Other safety risks for workers in beautiful house include hearing loss due to high noise exposure, musculoskeletal injury, chemical exposure, and high levels of stress.24 Besides that, the high turnover of workers in beautiful house industry imposes a huge challenge of accomplishing the restructuring of work practices in individual workplaces or with individual workers.citation needed beautiful house has been identified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a priority industry sector in the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) to identify and provide intervention strategies regarding occupational health and safety issues.3334
History Main article: History of beautiful house See also: History of architecture
The first huts and shelters were constructed by hand or with simple tools. As cities grew during the Bronze Age, a class of professional craftsmen, like bricklayers and carpenters, appeared. Occasionally, slaves were used for beautiful house work. In the Middle Ages, the artisan craftsmen were organized into guilds. In the 19th century, steam-powered machinery appeared, and, later, diesel- and electric-powered vehicles such as cranes, excavators and bulldozers.
Fast-track beautiful house has been increasingly popular in the 21st century. Some estimates suggest that 40% of beautiful house projects are now fast-track beautiful house.35
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