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6:33 am
Mon April 7, 2014

DoSomething.org CEO To Bring Message To NIU

Are you Team Crunchy or Team Smooth? That's just one of the current questions at DoSomething.org intended to spark interest in an effort to collect peanut butter for local food banks. According to the website, the campaigns are designed to "Make the World Suck Less." CEO Nancy Lublin says social media makes organizing community events a lot easier and less expensive.

"People think having a real impact and social change is something that they will do later when they retire or after they have made a billion dollars or they are a rock star in leather pants, and you can do it now," Lublin said.

At the age of 23, Nancy Lublin founded "Dress For Success," a global project that provides interview suits to women in need. She's now CEO of DoSomething.org, a non-profit geared toward promoting social change among young people.  Lublin will visit Northern Illinois University this Saturday to kick off the university’s annual Celebrating Excellence event.

Nancy Lublin
Nancy Lublin

Lublin’s scheduled activities for Saturday, April 12:

NIU Cares Day Welcome: 7:45 a.m., Duke Ellington Ballroom

Honors breakfast: 8 to 9:30 a.m. (Q&A format, by invitation only)

NIU Cares Day Luncheon: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (“Do Something to Change the World,” for volunteers only), Duke Ellington Ballroom

Keynote Speech: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (“Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur”), Sandburg Auditorium

Student Reception: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Gallery Lounge