The YesSheCanCampaign was my group's community partner for our Ethical Leadership class. We have had the pleasure of working with Zaniya and Gabi to create a digital college resource guide for the high school students taking part in the organization's "The Climb is Our Story" program at the School Without Walls Francis Stevens. Even with everything going on related to COVID-19 Zaniya and Gabi have been great to work with!
This entry of hours reflects the cumulative time I have spent working on the project including meetings with my team, the volunteer orientation with Zaniya and Gabi, communicating about the project, and working on the deliverables.
It has been a privilege and a pleasure to be one of Learning By Giving's experiential philanthropy courses this semester. Going through the entire process of creating the mission and vision for our class foundation to making a request for proposals, to reviewing and evaluating grant applications, to make our final decision. This is the best capstone experience possible for the HSSJ major and it has been so much fun going through this process with my classmates. I will always be grateful for getting this experience in philanthropy.
These hours reflect the total time I have served Reach Incorporated while working on a grant for them as part of HSSJ 3110W: Nonprofit Management. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Reach and its programs this semester. It truly was a pleasure to learn from Mark and Suling on the ins and outs of grant writing and this experiential part of the course really enhanced my overall learning from the course. I hope I can remain connected with Mark, Suling, and Reach in the future!
Painting the walls of Savoy Elementary School proved to be a challenging project logistically in terms of getting set up and creating a clean site. But I was proud of my group for sticking with the project and working as a team throughout the duration of our service.
I really enjoyed what Alex from DC Central Kitchen had to say about getting his start in a career of service and making a productive transition from just being a "Community Service Kid" to being someone who truly lives out the values of service everyday through his career. I also enjoyed attending the first part of the GW Teach Session on making partnerships with DC Public Schools however I would have liked to learn more about the partnerships GW Teach is developing with the schools instead of just having a dialogue about whether or not we think it is important for GW as an institution to enter into partnerships with DC Public Schools. Although perhaps the presenter got to that later in the session but after I had to leave to go to a meeting.
In November I contributed to the final preparations and execution of the Friends of Manna Reception and Auction and developed a social media plan and campaign to count down the days until Giving Tuesday on December 3rd.
During October I contributed to the Prince George's County DHCD Community Block Grant application process and also continued to organize the live and silent auctions for Manna's annual Friends of Manna Auction and Reception.