Simple Acts, Big Impact

Natalie Silverstein, MPH, is an author, consultant, nonprofit founder, and passionate advocate for family and youth service. Her latest book, Simple Acts: The Busy Teens Guide to Making a Difference, was created to help adolescents ...more

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Natalie Silverstein, MPH, is an author, consultant, nonprofit founder, and passionate advocate for family and youth service. Her latest book, Simple Acts: The Busy Teens Guide to Making a Difference, was created to help adolescents and teens discover their passion and purpose through acts of kindness and service to others. She believes that you don't need to change the whole world to make a big impact. Even the smallest stone thrown into the water creates a ripple. Teens CAN make a meaningful difference - one simple act at a time. Simple Acts, Big Impact is a short podcast that highlights and celebrates 'tween and teen volunteers, nonprofit founders, activists, and fundraisers. Each week, Natalie will interview a teen changemaker. She will amplify their stories and causes, learn about their motivation for doing the work, and encourage them to think big. Sharing these stories through the podcast will inspire other teens (and adults) to take the first step toward making service an important part of their lives.

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Natalie Silverstein, MPH

Natalie Silverstein, MPH

Natalie Silverstein is an author, volunteer, and passionate advocate for family and youth service. Her first book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, was published in 2019 and was named one of the Top Books for parents who want to raise kind kids by the HuffPost. Her second book, The Busy Teen’s Guide to Making a Difference, launched on July 12th, 2022. After a successful career in healthcare administration and as a non-profit founder, Natalie became the New York coordinator of Doing Good Together, an organization with the mission of helping parents raise kids who care and contribute. In this role, she curates a free monthly e-mail listing of family-friendly service opportunities that is distributed to thousands of subscribers. Her personal essays on parenting, grief, and loss have been published on several national platforms including Medium, Moms Don’t Have Time To….,Grown and Flown and Motherwell. Along with her husband, she is the co-founder of The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA, a non-profit focused on finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease in GBA mutation carriers. As a philanthropist, she is a member of Impact 100 NYC and Legacy Collective, two giving circles that make grants to nonprofits making a transformative impact on their communities. Natalie holds a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She lives in New York City with her husband and three teenagers.