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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 adventure. I can’t wait to get an up close and personal look at Operation Sack Lunch and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. My hope is to gain an in depth understanding of each organization to identify lessons that are transferrable to my and other communities when battling issues of poverty and inequity. Additionally, I think my time at the Gates Foundation with show me how their programs and resources might benefit disadvantaged families in the Kansas City metro area.

More than anything, I am looking forward to learning from the other participants’ perspectives and backgrounds. Throughout my time in Seattle, I intend to regularly share my experiences, insights, a few funny stores and, of course, LOTS of pictures! So please feel free to comment and share your thoughts. This is an opportunity for all of us to create a knowledge exchange for the betterment of ourselves and our communities. 

Find me on Instagram for minute-to-minute updates of my time in Seattle.

A special thanks to:

Alisa B.

Barbara G.

Bradley P.

Cecil and Goldie R. 

Cynthia A.

Drew C.

Erynn C.

Gary M.

Gordon B.

Grace R.

Greg G.

Janey P.

Karla R.

Kweilin W.

Lisa H.H.

Michael P.

Olga S.

Pam K.

Pam W.

Ray B.

Rebecca A.

Roberto F.

Sheldon P.

Todd B.