Monthly Archives: June 2012

Live & Learn

This past year I participated in a Strengths Quest workshop, which assessed my top five strengths. Two of these five were input and learning. This means I love information, understanding, and collecting details. This tendency to be a ‘strong’ learner … Continue reading

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Community Collaboration

Time flies when you’re having fun… I can’t believe this is week 3! This week, I continued reaching out to community partners. Related to student transportation, I’m in search of general expertise, mapping software, routing software, confirmation of safety requirements, … Continue reading

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Community and collaboration

This week, I am further settling into my position at WARM and discerning all it entails.  I had a meeting with a professor at Otterbein University with whom I will collaborate in the upcoming weeks.  We are creating a measurement … Continue reading

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Living a life of worth and service

Since my post last week about the importance of collaboration, that lesson has continued to present itself even more clearly. The executive director of Local Matters has shared many bits of advice with me so far, but one line that … Continue reading

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Godman Guild Community Partner of Surly Girl Saloon

One of the things I have noticed since I begin my fellowship with the Guild is that you can make professional connections EVERYWHERE. Being affiliated with a nonprofit allows you to meet many different kinds of people and gives you … Continue reading

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The art of fundraising and “asks”

Sorry for the delayed post–after such a busy first week and working 11 of 12 days, a much needed long weekend was so nice! There has definitely been a learning curve at work, especially in regards with how to cultivate … Continue reading

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Livin’ the Good Life

The best thing about doing work for others is that there are always great people around you that are interested in helping and supporting your efforts. I first learned this for my Eagle Scout Project while I was raising over … Continue reading

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I Will Be A Hummingbird

A few days ago, Kathy and I went to visit Mid-Ohio Foodbank to take a tour of their facilities. Mainly our goal was to learn about the environmental features of their new building, which is Leed Gold Certified (a great … Continue reading

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Good Morning Freedom Schools!

Follow our program! Twitter @CD4AP_FSchool Tumblr/website: Lincoln Park Elementary becomes summer site for the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program and I’m the lucky staff member that is behind developing our program’s web presence. First of all, this program … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Homelessness

My second week here at the Homeless Families Foundation was filled with new learning. Related to the transportation feasibility study, I was researching online mapping tools, safety requirements (related to child transportation), and ever-changing vehicle regulations (primarily related to 15 … Continue reading

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