Activism: Unlocking The Social Network

Elliot Costello

In 2008, Elliot Costello initiated an international volunteer project which lead to the formation of YGAP (Y-Generation Against Poverty) -- a youth based not-for-profit organisation entirely run by volunteers. Elliot now represents the organisation as both Co-Founder and CEO.

Managing volunteers across Australia, UK, Denmark and the US, Elliot is responsible for YGAP's international project outcomes across both Africa and Southern Asia. In 2010, Elliot launched the Kinfolk Project -- a cafe which channels all funds to YGAP's international work as well as local charitable projects. Kinfolk has been recognised as one of Melbourne's most successful social businesses.

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