About Us

IN A PERFECT WORLD

IAPW A World of Good

Empowering young people across the street, across the country, and across the globe.


Our Mission & Vision

We envision a world where every person realizes they have the power to make meaningful change. We inspire and empower young people with the opportunity to have their voices heard and the tools to make an impact on the world. 

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Our People

Our team represents a diverse group of individuals committed to building a brighter future.

Youth Advisory Board

Samara Johnson

YOUTH ADVISOR

Hazel Holmes

YOUTH ADVISOR

Noah Sneed

YOUTH ADVISOR

Logan Russell

YOUTH ADVISOR

IAPW Youth Ambassador | Logan Russell

Bella Kimbrough

YOUTH ADVISOR

Our Team

Manuela Testolini

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT

Quincy Jones

HONORARY BOARD

Quincy Jones

Norman Bailey

CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IAPW Our People | Norman Bailey

Christine Onesky

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IAPW Our People | Christine Onesky

Linda Livingston

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Linda Livingston

Andy Taylor

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andy Taylor

Stephanie Griffin

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Stephanie Griffin - Operations Director

Rodney Franks

DEVELOPMENT

IAPW Our People | Rodney Franks

Shelvee Casey

PROGRAM MANAGER

IAPW Our People | Shelvee Casey Thompson

Michael Bratsch

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

IAPW Our People | Michael Bratsch

Lauren Hildebrand

CONTENT STRATEGIST

IAPW Our People | Lauren Hildebrand

Lucia & Luna 

PINT-SIZE ACTIVISTS

IAPW Our People | Lucia and Luna, Youth Activists

Our Founder’s Story

How can a blue crayon change the world?

Founded by Manuela Testolini in 2005, In a Perfect World unfolded from an inspiring conversation!

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Advisory Council

Diana Brown

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Diana Brown

Anchal Chand

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Anchal Chand

Dr. Patrina Clark

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Dr. Patrina Clark

Shannon De Laat

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Shannon De Laat

Kelsy Dominick

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Kelsy Dominick

Dave Hampton

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Dave Hampton

Barbara Hawthorn

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Barbara Hawthorn

Seth Henderson

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Seth Henderson

Jason Kampf

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Jason Kampf

Gina Loring

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Gina Loring

Daniella Macri

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Daniella Macri

Rick Rome

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Rick Rome

William Sanders

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Bill Sanders

Tammy Warren

ADVISOR

IAPW Our People | Tammy Warren

Ambassador of Change Honorees

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Prince

Photo of Prince wearing a hat and smiling

Misty Copeland

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