Dani Kercher

Danielle graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Psychology and has since found her passion for working with underprivileged populations. Previous to iACT, she worked with at-risk youth providing crisis interventions and trauma-informed care. She currently works from iACT’s main headquarters in Southern California serving as a point of administrative support to its operations and programs.

Danielle’s hope for 2020 impact: A community of iACTivists

Danielle’s hope for 2020 impact: A community of iACTivists

My goal for 2020 is to build a community of iACTivists. People who, not only feel a shared sense of responsibility and want to act, but who also share and continuously develop their own qualities of open-mindedness, curiosity, creativity, comfortability with uncertainty, and a practice of relational attunement.

iACTivist, a Mindful Humanitarian Pathway

iACTivist, a Mindful Humanitarian Pathway

Blog We are days away from piloting iACTivist, a mindful humanitarian pathway; an idea that was born years ago. From our origin story to now, we have always done things a little differently than a traditional or larger organization. iACT’s approach from the very...
Human First

Human First

To create true change in the world and help others, you need to know who you’re helping and what they truly need. Know people as humans first, and keep the goal in the center, not yourself or your organization.

What should never be the norm

What should never be the norm

What should never be the norm While we were observing the Academy candidates train, this little girl wandered over to us. You’ll see her try and touch Gabriel’s beard and inspect our soccer equipment. As she was doing this, we realized that she had some sort of...
First, we listen.

First, we listen.

First, we listen. This is my first time in Africa, my first time in Chad, and my first time in a refugee camp. As iACT’s Office Coordinator, I’m usually holed up in our cozy Hermosa Beach office. If I get sick of looking at my computer I go take a walk...