BENEFITING: BORGEN PROJECT
The Borgen Project is an amazing non-profit organization that gives a voice to the voiceless, and serves as an advocate for the world's poor by promoting U.S. policies that eliminate global poverty.
I came to The Borgen Project looking for an opportunity to get involved in something that would change my perspective and broaden my understanding of the world. In the short time I've worked with them, I've gotten both of these things and more. I've had the opportunity to learn about the conditions of people living everywhere, and I've gotten to share that information on the project's blog and magazine, which serve as valuable and accessible sources of information.
The Borgen Project aims high: by working to influence foreign policy here in the US, the organization can impact the lives of millions of people living in poverty. And by working as advocates, The Borgen Project gives young people like myself, who work as volunteers and interns, the tools they will need to approach the world with an intimate knowledge of its realities.