About Impact

Our country is in major need of positive change right now—for our environment, our health and our future. But real change only happens when people get organized. That’s where Impact comes in.

Impact staff go where organizing is needed to win positive change, working on up to four campaigns per year in as many locations. We supply the training and campaign tools you need. You get an opportunity to make a difference right now and build a foundation for more positive change in the future. It’s an experience that will pay dividends for the rest of your career. If this sounds like a good fit for you, apply today to join Impact.

Things To Know When You Apply

Impact is part of the The Public Interest Network. We're a group of organizations working to address problems our society can’t afford to ignore—from preserving irreplaceable resources like air, water and a livable climate; to transforming vast systems of transportation and energy that were designed to meet the needs of a different century; to growing and distributing food in ways that won’t destroy the environment and threaten human health.

Throughout The Public Interest Network, we believe that a clear vision, commonsense ideas, a fact-driven case for action, and the power of bringing people together are the necessary ingredients to any successful effort to solve society's problems. We share a set of core values and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

The Impact Team

Allison Cairo

Director, Impact
Vice President and National Field Director, The Public Interest Network

Started on staff: 2000
B.A., Bowdoin College
Allison oversees field efforts that help the network win campaigns now and build power for the future. Allison also directs Impact, a special team of field organizers who work in key states and districts across the country. Allison has overseen projects that helped more than a quarter of a million people register to vote and educated hundreds of thousands of people about our work to protect open spaces and to stop the overuse of antibiotics. Allison lives in Philadelphia, where she loves to explore the city on her bike. She also kayaks and bakes whenever she can.

Len Montgomery

Impact Field Director

Started on staff: 2001
B.A., Oberlin College
Len recruits, trains and manages Impact organizers who are building support and power for Environment America and U.S. PIRG. Len has worked on and overseen campus-based voter registration efforts in more than 10 states. Prior to her current role, Len organized for Ohio PIRG, the Fund for the Public Interest and the Student PIRGs, and worked as a policy analyst with Frontier Group. Len lives in Colorado, where she's slowly working her way through all of the national parks and monuments, state parks and other beautiful places.

Adam Rivera

Impact Field Director

Started on staff: 2005
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania
Adam trains and mentors Impact campaign organizers and oversees their campaign work in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Adam has run successful campaigns protecting wetlands from sprawling development, keeping offshore drilling away from Florida's coast, cutting pollution from vehicles and power plants, and stopping the overuse of antibiotics. He has mentored organizers who've gone on to assume roles with Environment America, U.S. PIRG, Grassroots Campaigns, Save the Boundary Waters, SEIU and Stand. Adam lives in Washington, D.C., where he enjoys music and baseball.

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