Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service
George Washington University
GW Alternative Breaks
Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement
Sisters in the Academy
Office of Advocacy & Support
Human Service and Social Justice Courses
District of Columbia Sociological Society
ARISE High School
Macy gave a great advocacy on the awareness to action gap and manatees. My small group had great discussions where we talked about other movements that have the awareness to action gap, performative activism, social media activism, access to resources, and how sometimes awareness is enough because taking action is a privilege.
I have really enjoyed facilitating our internship sessions and building relationships with the students in the program. I have also appreciated the opportunities that we have had to present our program findings to different school boards and pitch competitions so that we can expand programming.
It has been a joy to serve as a program leader for YesSheCanCampaign's fall 2021 cohort of their The Climb Is Our Story internship program. This is the largest cohort yet, and it has been wonderful to watch the program grow. I am personally mentoring 5 juniors in the program, all of immigrant backgrounds, and I am really excited to assist them on this journey.
Today was our last day with the ARISE students and it was very bittersweet. I really loved getting to know my small group, as well as the other opportunities to engage with other students. Today it took the student in the small group I was working with a little while to engage, but after a bit (thanks to Mallory :)) he found the medium that worked best for him to communicate with me - writing directly on the doc. We were then able to work our way down his assignment and complete all but 1 section. I think that experience summed up this semester pretty nicely - sometimes it may take a student a little bit to figure out how they are comfortable engaging with you, but once they do, they recognize their ability to make so much progress. I always struggle with exiting communities, so I will miss popping in on Thursday's, but am deeply grateful for the experience of working with ARISE HS students.
Assisted students in looking over their journals for their final project.