Humans of FeelGood

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Charlottesville

A reflection by Rachel Hemmerstein, Acting Executive Director of FeelGood, in the wake of recent events in Charlottesville.

Events like the terrorism that occurred in Charlottesville call into question all we know and all we hold dear. They should – because they’re terrifying. They show us the worst part of being a human, and they leave us feeling many things – shell shocked, angry, in despair. They leave me wanting to dismiss the people involved as inhuman, as cruel, as evil. But…it also feels like that’s the easy way out.

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The Spring 2017 Weekly FeelGood Chronicles!

Students know they are making a difference in the world by volunteering at their deli and having conversations about systemic poverty. But, they want a name to connect with their sandwich. They want stories to share with their customers. They want to celebrate the successes of empowered women, educated children, new businesses, access to sanitation, a protected environment, and a better world.

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Welcoming 2017-2018 FeelGood Leadership!

It is with great excitement, enthusiasm, and pride that we share the roster of FeelGood’s Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term and the new alumni joining our already incredible team of Changemaker Ignitors.

After receiving a number of nominations of impressive FeelGood students and alumni – who were willing to dedicate their time, energy, and hearts to the movement that means so much to us – a group of current FeelGood board members and staff came together to select those who would serve as this year’s slate of directors. Simultaneously, alumni from all walks of FeelGood past and present applied to be Changemaker Ignitors, and eight have been selected to join the team of CIs for next year.

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March 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

DATE OF MEETING: January 8, 2017
BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Becky Bond, Amanda Carr, Justin Donahue, Erin East, Sarah Ganassa, Prarthana Kotagiri, Kate Mitchell, Earl Pearson, Aubrey Redd, Amanda Salguero, Kristin Walter
STAFF MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Nick Collins, Rachel  Hemmerstein, Connor Spahn
ABSENT: Aisha White

On March 29, 2017 we held our bi-monthly board meeting, our second meeting held live. Prior to going live, the board voted to extend Rachel Hemmerstein’s role as Acting Executive Director through December 2017 or until a new Executive Director is identified. In the coming months, a recruitment plan will be identified for this role. A team of staff and board members will together recruit FeelGood’s next Executive Director, which will then be confirmed by a vote of the whole board (per our newly revised Bylaws, below!). Because of the importance of this transition, the board and staff felt that extending the time allotted for making this transition was strategic.

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Ways for College-Aged Women (and Everyone, Really) to Become Activists on Campus

A reflection by Kristin Walter, co-founder of FeelGood and Crew 2030, in the wake of International Women’s Day.

When recently asked by Her Campus, “What are ways college-aged women can become activists on their campus?”, I thought I could answer by listing organizations I find inspiring. But I would rather share what my experience and my global community have taught me about “being the change we wish to see in the world.” Here are a few takeaways.

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