Today’s young leaders grapple with a host of questions in advancing their social change missions. What’s the best way to mobilize and incentivize the volunteer labor that often drives their work? Should they ‘grow’ their organizations, and if so, how? What strategies are effective in overcoming gender and age biases? Nushelle de Silva founded Building Bridges, an organization that draws on the power of art to foster empathy among newly resettled Tamil and Muslim schoolchildren in the immediate aftermath of Sri Lanka's civil war. Here, she advocates for the role of change that starts small with the goal of influencing systems over time.