|Course||BADM 1002: BADM 1002 17 First Year Development -|
BADM 1002 Section 17 (Spring 2019Traditional)
|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|
37 People | 57 Impacts | 164 Hours
2. I attended the business session and learned that there is a huge difficulty at GW for students to afford meals and people are taking action to help.
2. I attended the business discussion where two GW seniors talked about their startup non profit. One thing that stuck out to me was the motivation these students have to put in such an incredible amount of work to take their simple passion and transform it into a company that functions to assist others. I also learned how crucial it is to be extremely passionate about whatever idea you are trying to pursue, because there will be so many people whom will try to tell you that your idea is wrong, and impossible.
origination that helps incarcerated men get an education. This was the first time I see an organization that helps the people in these situations and I found it interesting. The speaker explained his experience with working with the inmates and how they use the pen pal system to help them higher their literacy. I found this to be a great idea because it helps the inmates with for after they are done with their time, they become more educated and that is fundamental in order for them to grow.
Which of the six sessions did you attend from 2:30-3:20? In your session, what was something new you learned about community-engaged scholarship?
For the session from 2:30 to 3:30 I attended the Last Call presentation. Similar to Martha's Table they’re the goal is to provide food to the people in need. They take the food that would be thrown to waste and distribute it. From this, I was able to learn that community-engaged scholarship is based on donations from nonprofit organizations. In Last Call’s case they pushing to stop food desserts and help the poor with providing them food.
I also attended the asset based community engagement session which I really enjoyed. I learned a lot about the opportunity to serve the community through business. These opportunities allow you to develop your business skills while also bettering the community which is the name of the game.
I then attended the session where panellists talked about how basic business skills were needed in non-profits, I learned how I could have an impact as I am still a student and how valuable and rewarding experiences from non-profits are.
2. From 2:30 - 3:30, I attended the session where they spoke about two non-profits and asset-based community engagement. It was great to hear how they were able to use resources that GW provided to launch their organization. This is something that I didn't know existed and is something I will definitely keep in mind going forward.
During 2:30 and 3:30, I went to the session in which leaders of Last Call and community Engaged Consulting presented on the initiatives that they have started with Chloe King, who did the presentation about her company named Last Wall. It is a company that promoted unsold food from restaurants and given to the community. I was told that 50% of the food that restaurants use in their place ends up going to waste. It just offer opportunities to many members of the community with food that is wasted and I am very impressed by it.