Fellows connect daily using social media as a platform for growth, education and resources.

Joining your local Facebook group is a great way to meet new people and stay connected to the community. In the past, Fellows have hosted local happy hours, attended conferences together and helped each other find meaningful work.


  • We are a big community. Do your part and please check to make sure any requesting members are in the all-Fellows verified group. If you receive a request from someone who is not in the all-Fellows group, please contact answers@startingbloc.org and we will verify their status in our database.
  • If you’d like to start a new group, do it! And then email or message the group link to the StartingBloc team and add at least one team member as an administrator.
  • Check out the hashtags in the SB Verified Fellows Group Description and use them. This improves everyone’s capacity to search the group.

Online Groups

Regional Groups 


Regional Leadership Contact Information

Bay Area – startingblocbayarea.strikingly.com, Sahar Massachi (sayhar+sb@gmail.com)
Boston – startingblocblb@gmail.com
DC – Job Amaro + Jessica Collison (Please connect with them on Facebook)
LA – Corbin Pickett (corbin.pickett@gmail.com)
NYC – 2018 Leader TBD
Pittsburgh – Kaitlin Augustine (kaitlinaugustine3@gmail.com)
Raleigh-Durham – 2018 Leader TBD
China – Roy Rao  (royyirao@gmail.com or on Wechat [ID: godblessroyrao])

Affinity Groups