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)!
Dear FeelGooders, Class of 2015:
You made it! Whether you graduated three weeks ago, or are still a couple weeks away from walking, here you are. Standing on the end of one incredible chapter of your life, and at the beginning of the next, unknown chapter.
You’ll be receiving countless of these messages this season. And we’re not here to be redundant.
But what’s most special about your college experience (well, we think so) is that you are a part of a national and global movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. WOWZA!! As you sit in your graduation ceremony, walk across the stage, take photos, and enjoy celebrations – hold this. YOU have been a part of this powerful movement, and it wouldn’t be the same without you.
If you’ve visited our blog at all in the last year, you’ve probably seen at least one of the remarkable FeelGood students that have been acknowledged and celebrated as Cheese Wiz of the Month.
As the academic year comes to close for so many of our chapters across the country, we’re taking a look back at this incredible year to celebrate all of these amazing Cheese Wizzes! Congratulations and thank you to all of these incredible students for their dedication, perseverance, and passion for ending extreme poverty by 2030.
Each month of the academic year, we highlight a FeelGood member’s contributions to their chapter and the movement as part of the FeelWHAT student newsletter. And here on the blog we’re telling their stories. This month there are two Cheese Wizzes – Amanda Salguero of Columbia FeelGood and Eric Fitzpatrick of Stevens FeelGood – because we couldn’t choose between them and because they make a great team despite being at different schools and chapters. Thank you to those who nominated them: Zelda Wanstok (Amanda) and Shannon McConnell (Eric).
Each month of the academic year, we highlight a FeelGood member’s contributions to their chapter and the movement as part of the FeelWHAT student newsletter. And here on the blog we’re telling their stories. This month’s Cheese Wiz is Joe Murray, a Co-Deli Manager at the University of Michigan FeelGood chapter. Enjoy this write-up by Angelika Kurthen, who serves as Education and Recruitment Chair for Joe’s chapter.
This post is second in a three-part series of reflections from Dory Cooper, past president of FeelGood at the University of Vermont. In November 2014, Dory joined fellow FeelGooder Tim Baccaro (Stevens FeelGood ’15) on an investor trip to Bangladesh with The Hunger Project, one of our Commitment 2030 Fund partners. On February 5, they hosted a FeelGood LiveLab about their trip, which was recorded so you can check it out here.
So what’s going on in Bangladesh anyway? Where even is it? Are there tigers roaming the streets? Let’s take some time to go over some Bangladesh basics!