|Course||BADM 1002: BADM 1002 11 First Year Development -|
BADM 1002 Section 11 (Spring 2019)
|Causes||Arts & Culture Civic Engagement Community Economic Development Education Food Insecurity, Hunger General Service Non-Profit Business Services Nutrition Older Adults Professional Development Research STEM Social Justice|
21 People | 25 Impacts | 92 Hours
The event I attended was an open mic night that celebrated the Asian Pacific Islander community. This event was incredibly transformative for me learning about South Asian culture, heritage, and way of life. A lot of interesting stories were told regarding how South Asians were originally discriminated against the U.S., however over the years the community has climbed up the socioeconomic ladder. These stories helped me reflect on my own cultural identity as an Italian American whose family suffered a degree of prejudice upon immigrating to the states. However, like the South Asian community, my family persevered through adversity and worked hard to move up the socioeconomic scale. Additionally, this event allowed me to understand how the South Asian community lives. Through this new perspective, I will be able to communicate and engage with more individuals in the GW community and beyond. This new insight into the Asian Pacific culture will forever enhance my inclusionary capabilities as a business leader.
For the 2:30-3:30 sessions, I attended the sustainability session, which taught us about the Last Call for Food and Community Engagement Consulting programs. I learned that community engagement can relate to students in GW as well, which is contrasting to my previous belief that community engagement mainly consists of more privileged people helping those who are less fortunate. For example, we learned about the Last Call for Food program and website, which helps GW students look for high-quality food for under $5, something that is improbable to find in Washington DC, where the cost of living is very high. This and CEC taught me to always look towards the community engagement scholarship because it can help me with my own career while developing me to become a better person.
I attended the Community Engaged Consulting and Last Call panel session. I learned that community engaged scholarship can relate to an issue students have in everyday life. For example, the Last Call website was developed based on the issue of food insecurity in college. The founders took an issue they were dealing with and implemented their ideas to help others dealing with the same problems. I also learned that with community engaged scholarship, you can see the results of your work directly, which is something that is important for me in m future career.
I attended the panel called “Last Call and Community Engaged Consulting”. I learned that we should really take advantage of the resources provided at GW, to make our own business ideas become reality. Both of the founders for the two organizations were GW students, who received money to fund their business through the Case competition.
The session attend is in room 307 called "When service meets INNOVATIVE THINKERS" It taught me a lot of things. The connection is really important no matter what you plan to do. An idea might be really important, but you would need a lot of help when you plan to make it come true. Also, persistence is important. Since you might encounter a lot of problems, and you need to get over them.
I attended the sustainability forum featuring Chloe King, the Founder and COO at Last Call and Dylan Tally, the Executive Director and Founder of Community Engagement Consulting. One major takeaway from their presentations was that if you have even the slightest idea for how to improve the way things are done, you need to take it and run with it. The Nashman center has an abundance of resources and mentors that can guide your small idea into something remarkable. Specifically, Chloe talked about how at the GW Venture Competition she received $20,000 to finance her business when they were originally working off of $5,000. This was inspiring to me because I would love to start my own socially responsible business and it was reassuring to see that two other students were able to do so with the resources at GW.
I attended the session about food waste. After working at SOME as a volunteer, I had some idea on people that do not have food. However, I did not know that 643 million meals were wasted every year which is shocking to me. I learned a lot from the presentation, and it helped me understand the fact people like us who live in the first-world countries have the privilege over those who don't. While they are struggling with survival, we are enjoying the privileges we have.
From 2:30-3:30, I attended the session in 302 which was a video presentation as opposed to a poster board presentation. Something new I learned about community engaged scholarship is that It can be applied to a specific course subject, such as how the Spanish service learning courses helped Spanish communities in D.C. I had a great time at the symposium.
Of the six sessions, I attended one about journalism and visual documentaries of the DC community. The documentaries that were put together by students in SMPA impressed me because of the various creative approaches they each took to capturing the communities. They touched on serious subjects, such as sexual abuse, and made me realize that there is a lot more going on around us than we may think. Just because we may not be aware of something does not mean that it does not exist. These documentaries broadened my span of knowledge on various things that people in the DC community are facing today. Therefore, it is important to address these issues because they are so prevalent in the community that we live in.