I am so happy and honored to say that I've been selected as one of 100 candidates to participate in the LA '15 StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation, where I will learn the ins and outs of starting a social enterprise: a sustainable business that acts as a force for good.
At StartingBloc LA '15, I'll learn directly from high impact entrepreneurs and change leaders who've done amazing work through social enterprise, work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and build relationships with new life-long allies.
WHO AM I?
My name is Amber and for the better part of the last ten years, I have tenaciously worked directly with and advocated for marginalized populations, including victims of HIV/AIDS, human trafficking survivors, family violence victims, sex abuse survivors, members of the LGBT community and those with mental health issues including schizophrenia and PTSD. I have worked within both prosecution and defense offices, non-profits, and the private sector. During this time, I have formed relationships with multiple victims’ services organizations. In addition, I have experience in long-term management of teams up to 40. This work has provided me experience in cross-sector community building and networking.
Now I get to take this knowledge and share it with other people who are just as interested in social justice as I am. I will have the opportunity to learn more as well as to create new projects within this sphere of work.
And this holiday season, I'm asking for your help to get me there!
HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN.
The tuition for Institute is $1,250.
I'd love for you to support me in taking on this opportunity as a social entrepreneur by:
1) Donating to this fundraiser. Any amount helps! And if you donate more than $10, I'll make you my famous lavender lemon poundcake or my chocolate banana bread!
2) Sharing my story with people who believe that minority rights deserve a stronger voice in our colleges, workplaces, and homes through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and e-mail. If anything, this is even more important than the former. I totally understand if you are unable or choose not to donate, but please do share this with as many people as you know!
The DEADLINE to raise funds is by JANUARY 15TH, 2015 at 10:59PM PST!
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