On May 19, 2016, 80 StartingBloc Candidates will gather in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the NOLA '16 Institute for Social Innovation. At the NOLA '16 StartingBloc Institute, Fellows will participate in a series of workshops and activities designed to inspire, instruct, and stretch their limits. They'll learn directly from high impact change leaders, work with proven frameworks for delivering change, and build relationships with a community of lifelong allies. Please note: the 'Event date' is the last day for fundraising and when fees for the institute are due. The StartingBloc Institute begins on May 19th!
I am so excited to have been selected to attend the StartingBloc Institute in New Orleans but I need your help to get there! Spending this year serving as an Americorps member with Habitat for Humanity of Durham, I have a very limited budget for things beyond daily expenses. I was awarded a partial scholarship towards the institute tuition by the generous leaders of StartingBloc, but I still need to pay for the remainder of my tuition and cover lodging and travel costs to New Orleans. I am hopeful that wonderful people like yourself will help me crowdfund the remaining tuition costs and thus free me up to pay for travel and lodging with my limited Americorps funds. By crowdfunding this experience, I hope to not only attend StartingBloc, but be a representative of the communities of which I am a part. Being funded by a team of people is such a cool way to be reminded of the importance of community and the public good. I can't imagine a better mindset to bring with me to StartingBloc.
Thank you for your donation to support me, Will Leimenstoll, as an incoming StartingBloc Fellow. All donated funds are deposited directly into StartingBloc's account, and are donations towards this individual's Institute tuition. Before donating, please be sure to note the recipient's TARGET GOAL. Any dollars raised over the target goal will be considered a donation to StartingBloc's general funds, rather than tuition raised for the Fellow you are supporting. If you are interested in supporting this individual above their target goal, we recommend you reach out to them directly.