Out to lend her voice to a worthwhile effort, Rooney Mara attended day two of the Social Innovation Summit in New York City on Thursday (May 30).
The 28-year-old actress looked professional in an all-black ensemble as she got ready to take center stage as one of the afternoon”s speakers.
According to the event”s website, “The summit connects and inspires a global network of leaders to discuss the key strategies and business innovations creating social transformation across the corporate, investment, government, and non-profit sectors.”
Making this a personal affair, Mara spoke about an organization she founded, Faces of Kibera. The non-profit was started back in 2007 after Rooney volunteered at an orphanage in Kibera, Kenya while studying at New York University.
The young philanthropist is also the head of the board of directors for the Uweza Foundation, which merged with Faces of Kibera in 2011. Uweza Aid Foundation empowers youth and families in Kibera, Kenya”s largest slum, to break the cycle of poverty.