By Aubrey Redd, Big Cheese Content Manager, Program Development Chair, and President of West Chester FeelGood
Earlier this month, FeelGood hosted the Big Cheese Summer Institute in Bryn Athyn, PA. Students traveled from all corners of North America, including Canada, to represent 18 of the incredible chapters in the movement. The students, the core of the movement, were not the only people present at the Big Cheese. They were joined by the Changemaker Ignitors, FeelGood staff, the (student-led) Big Cheese Planning Committee and partner organization representatives.
Our Recruitment Live Lab!
Last week FeelGood hosted a movement-wide Live Lab for all Education & Recruitment Chairs to discuss all things education and recruitment. You can watch the entire Live Lab or read a summary of what was discussed below.
As 2017 begins, the United States and our global community are undergoing significant changes. And, while the new year is always a time for reflection, reset, goals, and new routines, this year is coupled with political transition as well.
The election season, regardless of how we voted, shocked many of us to our core and has brought to light a divisiveness that needs addressing.
DATE OF MEETING: November 15, 2016
IN ATTENDANCE: Becky Bond, Amanda Carr, Nick Collins, Erin East, Sarah Ganassa, Rachel Hemmerstein, Prarthana Kotagiri, Kate Mitchell, Earl Pearson, Aubrey Redd, Connor Spahn, Aisha White
ABSENT: Amanda Salguero, Kristin Walter
Finals are over and the holidays are upon us, and hopefully with that and the prospect of a new year there is a chance for us all to breathe and reflect on what matters most in our lives. We, at FeelGood, hope you have a restful, safe, and fulfilling winter break.
Our partnership with The Hunger Project dates back to 2005. Throughout 10 years, the movement has had incredible opportunities to engage with THP’s work and staff, including the annual Fall Gala in New York City. Last fall, for the first time, FeelGood was offered two full-funded spots on their Investor Trip. An incredibly generous donor, who believes in youth engagement as a critical tool to ending extreme poverty by 2030, offered the opportunity. After the great success of Dory Cooper (University of Vermont ’15) and Tim Baccarro (Stevens Insitute of Tech ’15) representing FeelGood in Bangladesh, this generous investor has stepped up yet again.
So what’s next? Well two incredibly talented, passionate, engaged, and promising youth leaders with be representing FeelGood on a THP Investor trip to Ghana this August.
We are completely thrilled and honored to announce our two representatives: Ashwini Bhide (UC Berkeley ’14) and Lauren Taber (UC Santa Barbara ’17)!