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1. The showcase presentation that was the most impactful to me was the presentation from SMPA Capstone Dr. Imani Cheers section. In one of the presentations, the video highlighted how a young lady had ran for president in a org and was the only only female to be a running canidate. She won the race and proceeded to beat all of the gender odds against here.
2. I learned a lot of new information at the panel about food insecurity. The part that stood out the most was when Cloe King presented to the group. She touched on how 40% of food produced in the world is wasted. She then presented the project, Last Call. Last Call is a online grocery place that enables businesses to sell surplus food, which in simple terms means they discount unsold food. I learned nearly 643 million meals are wasted annually. Cloe mentioned how donation is difficult for businesses, and how it’s hard to put trust in third party businesses to get food from pantries to restaurants.
The showcase presentation that was most impactful was the Showcase Laptop and Poster Presentations from SMPA Capstone Dr. Imani Cheers. These presentations were impactful and resonated well with me because they involved the immediate concerns of our D.C community and one of the videos was about allegations that the Archbishop of Washington was accused of helping cover up sexual abuse of over 1,000 children. This particular presentation caught my attention because I am a follower of the Roman Catholic church and I have in fact met this Archbishop who was accused, while I was in middle school. It's honestly shocking to hear something of this sort, especially when you would never expect the holiest role models in the community to participate in such heinous acts.

I attended the session in the continental ballroom named "Social Change as Good Business". In this session, I learned that one of their organizations teamed up with restaurants in the foggy bottom; such as beefsteak, founding farmers, and some others, and they helped provide cheap meals. These restaurants also experienced an average of increased revenue of 7,000 dollars when engaging in this partnership.
1. I thought the National Wildlife Federation's initiative to gain a larger following from a younger demographic was impactful. Currently, most of their active members and donations are from an older demographic. Their main outreach to the younger demographic, specifically college students, is social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram. It was interesting learning about the initiatives they took to target a younger audience and spread awareness by using these platforms because social media plays a huge role in the lives of college students
2. I attended the session where Chloe and Dylan presented on Last Call and CEC. Last call was created to tackle the problem of food insecurity and food waste in the DC area. This idea was sparked when GW took away the dining hall. Chloe realized that they could help the food insecure students and DC residents as well as restaurants from wasting food by providing low cost meals to subscribers of their site. CEC is a consulting organization founded by GW students in 2017 that provides pro bono consulting to clients located in DC. It was amazing hearing about how much the organization grew in 2 years and how Dylan's idea turned into a reality that helps the community. This session taught me that there are many resources at GW that will help support students' innovative ideas, no matter how big or small they are.
Question #1
The showcase that was most impactful to me is the one about Martha's table. I've volunteered in a similar place during high school, and so when I listened to the presentation, I found they have many similar thoughts with me, which resonate with my past experience.

Question #2
I attend the session called social change as good business. This session talks about the social impact that a business could make. During the session, I learned about students presented their innovative ideas. One that I like the most is to combat food insecurity on campus. This is a new idea for me, at least. Some ideas focus on a small point, that we may not think about it during daily life. But I learned from this session that no matter how big or small my idea is, I could always make it come true and my small idea will help this society to become a better one.
Question #1
The showcase presentation that I went to was the Studies in Latinx Cultural Production: SPAN 4480. At this showcase, the students of the class presented videos of their community service experience. All of the students performed 20 hours of community service at different sites throughout DC. These students were able to use their knowledge of Spanish in their service. This showcase presentation was impactful to me because it made me aware of the different ways in which I could use my strengths in order to give back to the community. As a bilingual person, this presentation has made me aware of how I can make a positive impact in my community.

Question #2
From 2:30 to 3:30, I attended the session in the Continental Ballroom, Beyond Service – Social Change as Good Business. In this session, something new that I learned about community engaged scholarship is that GW encourages students to pursue their ideas in this area and to make them a reality. The two student presenters, Chloe King and Dylan Tally, were both supported by GW to get their ideas up and running. This inspires me to become more active in efforts to improve my community and to take advantage of my education at this school.
The most impactful presentation I went to was hosted by Sustainability GW. The two representatives talked about their specific mission of their community impact - to increase awareness about composition. They not only talked about the thousands of tons of waste that we humans produced that can be recycled, reused, and reduced to energy and other sustainable objects, but the two students also touched upon the lessons they learned through service learning. The two they mentioned-and included in their PowerPoint- were the initiative to make GW a zero waste university and devoting their individual interpersonal skills. The latter was useful when learning from other sustainable companies and universities as well as reflecting on how GW is or is not as sustainable as we preach it is.
I attended the panel on food insecurity, where I learned 643 million meals are wasted and nearly half of all students across the country have faced this insecurity just over the past 30 days. This issue is so vast and important that it is comparable to worldwide hunger. Fortunately, businesses such as Beefsteak and Founding Farmers are providing $5 meals to students who cannot afford healthy, necessary, and eco-conscious meals. This goes hand in hand to the presentation I attended because the motif of eco friendliness and sustainability in our community and how they initiate more businesses and brands to partner with such programs. This impacts the business world because while it helps the future generations that will eventually enter this workforce, it also promotes free marketing, cost efficiency, and reduces the amount of chemical and physical waste they would otherwise pollute their community with.
Question #1 "The Lack of Affordable Housing in Ward 5" was the most impactful to me because this presentation was about gentrification in DC, which is something that I think is a huge problem that is often pushed to the side. I read that DC has been ranked the most rapidly gentrifying city in the country as of 2018, and majority black communities are consistently being pushed out of their home. The presenters also made their presentation interactive by having a whiteboard with a y/n question on the side. (I don't know how to upload a picture here??)
Question #2 I attended the Sustainability session. I learned that there's some kind of grant that GW provides for students who are interested in community engagement related projects. One of the presenters talked about "free money", which she explained are opportunities that GW provides for students to start up these projects/businesses.
Symposium Questions for Class Credit
Question #1 Which showcase presentation was most impactful to you and why? (Be sure to upload a picture)
Question #2 Which of the six sessions did you attend from 2:30-3:30? In your session, what was something new your learned about community engaged scholarship?
1. The showcase presentation that was most impactful to me was a group project on composting. A group of students set up a compost collection station every Friday morning this semester for students to bring compostable waste to. I happened to pass by this station every Friday in Kogan on my way to class, so it was cool actually finding out what it was. The group ended up collection over 1 ton of compost that was recycled into soil at a station behind the marvin center. 2. I attended a session on sustainability. I learned that GW students can apply for grants from the school to do community engagement projects. This is how many of the student projects seen earlier that day received funding to be successful. — Hailey Rosenfield Hailey Rosenfield on April 29, 2019
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Hello BADM 1002 Students! If you need help finding a place to serve this link from the Nashman Center has multiple pages of organizations that GW Students have served with in Community Engaged Classes there are also links to each community partner's website so you can learn more about the organization and opportunities that they have for service https://gwserves.givepulse.com/group/affiliates/128546 feel free to reach out if you have any questions.