Monthly Archives: August 2012

Final Reflection

While watching each of the 2012 Columbus Foundation Summer Fellows present on the work they’ve done this summer, the things they’ve learned, the ways they’ve grown, and the new directions they are heading in, I couldn’t help but be overcome … Continue reading

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Talking with other Street Newspapers, Advocacy works?!, Self-Determination, Evaluating my Time Here

The vendor manager and I had a conference call this week with the North American Street Newspaper Association.  We were able to speak to street newspapers in various cities like: St. Louis, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Nashville.  They discussed ways … Continue reading

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Thank You

THANK YOU to the Columbus Foundation and to the Homeless Families Foundation! I am so thankful for all of the opportunities that the summer fellowship program has provided me over the past 10 weeks! I have learned so much… about … Continue reading

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Media Projects

I realize I write about almost all other experiences than my actual projects assigned to my role but I think that’s because working in multimedia for the past 6 years that it is second nature to me and I don’t … Continue reading

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The time has come…

“The time has come,” the Foundation said, “To talk of many things: Of fellowships—and Kids Lunch Club Of magic shows—and swings— And why it always rains at noon— And tangled-up tent strings.” -adapted from Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass”  The … Continue reading

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A driving tour of Columbus

Hello all, Today was exhausting, but fun!  In addition to finishing bar crawl wrap up, email drafts for the AIDS Walk email campaign, and other housekeeping things, I also was assigned the duty of dropping off all sorts of promotional … Continue reading

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DSACO: A great cause. Greater people.

The memories and the highlights of my 10 weeks with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio don’t reflect the extra chromosomes, the cognitive delays, the struggles at golf, or anything like that. They reflect the people. They reflect the … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Today’s my last day at the office as a Local Matters fellow! Tomorrow brings the final luncheon and all of our presentations that will enlighten everyone as to the incredible work that’s been going on this summer. I can’t wait … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS and Columbus Public Health

Hello all! Today was a very interesting day.  I represented the development office of AIDS Resource Center Ohio at the Central Ohio HIV Planning Alliance, or COHPA for short.  This is a monthly meeting where agencies that provide health services … Continue reading

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Learning How to Give Back

One of the great things this Fellowship has introduced me to is the act of giving back. I wasn’t a girl scout. I wasn’t a candy striper. I didn’t donate hours to the Humane Society by scrubbing down cages and … Continue reading

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