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You have something valuable and meaningful to give the world. Whether you have a little time, a lot of energy, a new idea, a special talent, a few extra dollars (or the ability to fundraise), or the passion to rally others, you can ﬁnd practical, easy ways to make the world a better place . . .
Natalie Silverstein, MPH, is an author, speaker, consultant, and passionate advocate for family and youth service. Her ﬁrst book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back, was published by Gryphon House in 2019 and was named one of the "10 Books for Parents Who Want to Raise Kind Kids" by HuPost.In September 2013, Natalie launched the ﬁrst local aliate of Doing Good Together (doinggoodtogether.org), a Minneapolis-based nonproﬁt with the mission of helping parents raise kids who care and contribute. As the New York area coordinator, she curates a free monthly email listing of family-friendly service opportunities that is distributed to thousands of subscribers. Natalie is a frequent writer and speaker on the importance of service and acts of kindness in family life, and she has presented to parents, educators, and children across the country. She has appeared on many popular podcasts and on the 3rd Hour of TODAY on NBC. Her personal essays have appeared on parenting websites Grown and Flown, Red Tricycle, and Mommy Poppins, and on the Moms Don't Have Time to Write platform on Medium.Natalie earned an undergraduate degree in health policy and administration from Providence College and a master's degree in public health from Yale. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.