“You cease being good when you stop getting better” The sentiment behind it permeates every aspect of my values, goals and personal mission in life. I heard this quote a little over a year during my time in Phoenix, Arizona as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. To me, it seems clear - perpetual improvement and advancement are healthy in order to remain relevant and be a strong competitor....
Final day and I’m feeling great!
Day one has officially come to a close! Our first taste of IMPACT was with Operation Sack Lunch. We spent yesterday evening working the dining hall at their downtown center. I think it was a good experience for everyone, especially me. I will say it was definitely outside of my normal volunteer wheelhouse, which is what I want. After we served dinner, we got the chance to sit down and talk with...
Up, Up, and Away!
Today is the big day - about to board the flight for IMPACT: Seattle. I can’t fully explain the mixture of emotions I am feeling, but I do know that excitement, gratitude, and a desire to learn more about strategies to end poverty and hunger in the US are among the highlights. I’ve been pouring over all of the websites for the organizations we will be working with to learn as much as I...
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Working Poor - An individual who maintains regular employment but falls below...
Urban Agriculture - The growing, processing, and distributing of food and other...
A model urban community farm engaging people in sustainable agriculture and...– Marra Farm
Federal Poverty Line for a family of 4 - $22,050
"A Place at the Table"
All over the nation, an estimated 50 million men, women, and children are struggling to find a place at the table in the battle against hunger. “A Place at the Table” (2013), a documentary about hunger in the United States, shares the struggle of these working-class individuals and families on film. The film also sheds light on new, feasible solutions to ending hunger that we can all...
Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.– Martin Luther King, Jr.
The countdown is on - just 20 days until I fly out to begin my learning adventure as one of 14 IMPACT: Seattle participants! A big thank you again to each and every one of the wonderful people who chose to help sponsor this experience, listed below. My opportunity to pursue this great learning experience literally would not be possible without YOUR contribution. I am ecstatic to begin this...