Jonathan Marker

Reconciliation and the Revolution

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“To me, this memorial doesn’t call forth anger, but pain, anguish, and most importantly, critical thought- if this is our truth, we must face it; and then, what must my action be?” A reflection by YLI CEO, Jon Marker, on the Equal Justice Initiative Museum & Memorial Opening in Montgomery, Alabama. Walking through Kelly Ingram Park, … Continued

It’s Just Our Time

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“…it was the unwavering focus and commitment to actions in our present that I found most compelling, and have been unable to shake.” A reflection by YLI CEO, Jon Marker, on the Equal Justice Initiative Museum & Memorial Opening in Montgomery, Alabama. This past month, I found myself in Montgomery, Alabama at a celebration hosted … Continued

YLI Wins Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award

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YLI started the year off with a bang. YLI was honored to receive the Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence award from the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership at its annual Heart of Marin event on January 12. In addition, two of our incredible youth leaders, Jose Gomez and Noah Block, also received Youth Volunteer awards. … Continued

100 Day Reflection from the CEO

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As the program year comes to an end, our new CEO Jonathan Marker shares his reflections on his first few months at YLI. A mentor of mine, Brittany Packnett, recently reflected on her experience working with young people, and defined it as follows: Leadership is proximal, leadership is truthful, leadership is consistent, and leadership is … Continued

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