Angela Vujic via Crowdrise
December 19, 2012
So, something amazing happened this year: I went for what seemed way out of my league, and got it. I’ve been accepted to Startingbloc, a competitive fellowship centered around social enterprise which includes a four day conference in Los Angeles, California from February 14th - 18th. These four days are the Institute for Social Innovation, a transformative experience where I will meet with Fellows from around the world to receive a unique education, meet leaders in social impact from government to business, compete in a social innovation case challenge, and form bonds over doing good with profit.
What amazes me is that the Startingbloc team has given me this opportunity as a college freshman with limited professional experience but a lot of drive and vision. My interests include upcycling, sustainable/urban agriculture, mobile applications, and the ideas that pop up in my head. I am currently working on using technology to improve access to fresh food in low income areas of Atlanta through a team project named Grow Lulo, and a mobile application that would donate a meal to someone in need when a meal is eaten. This fellowship can help me accelerate these projects and be a change-maker!
For this reason, I’m requesting your support. I need to fundraise $1,000 to finance my tuition for this program by December 20th or else I cannot attend! If you could donate to my fund, no matter how small or large, I would be the happiest girl at Georgia Tech. Remember, it’s not just a donation, it’s an investment in helping me change our community.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read this, and I appreciate your support!
PS: Just in case you’re not familiar with the term - check out Wikipedia for a quick definition of social entrepreneurship: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_entrepreneurship