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Turning Your Side Project into Post-Employment Impact Featuring Dena Grushkin
Episode 11515th October 2021 • GOING SOLO • David Shriner-Cahn
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Following a 36-year career as a public-school teacher, Dena is continuing her love for education as a humanitarian educator, running a non-profit organization she founded 18 years ago. The Dream School foundation supports public education in Nigeria with infrastructure and resources to teach and learn.

We discuss:

  • Opportunities are often unexpected [02:13]
  • Taking a chance on a career transition [05:18]
  • How to be efficient when working for your mom [08:20]
  • How to do good work in a damaged system [10:46]
  • Feeling like Ben Franklin in Nigeria [12:30]
  • Depth before breadth [16:09]
  • The perseverance to stay where you’re needed most [18:27]
  • Walking off into the sunset [19:55]

Learn more about Dena at, Facebook and Instagram.