AURKO BHATTACHARJEE via Crowdrise
April 14, 2012
It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that I have recently been accepted into a fellowship program called StartingBloc; a leadership development program aims to give social innovators 'the tools they need to address the most pressing global challenges of our time' (read: change the world). You might call it a cross between a social entrepreneurship boot camp and an idea incubator.Graduate partners include notable schools such as Wharton,Yale University,Carnegie Mellon,Duke University and more.
StartingBloc has selected me to be a part of their New York 2012 Institute for Social Innovation(which takes place from August 2nd-6th at School Of Visual Arts,Manhattan) because they trust that investing in me will ultimately make the world a better place. BUT in order for me to attend the institute, I need to raise the $1000 tuition fee for the 5 day institute by June 15th. So I am asking for you to consider investing in me.
Belonging to a family with limited resources at disposal, I would not want to miss this opportunity due to financial constraints. This is a lifetime opportunity and I feel honoured to have got this chance to meet eminent people across the globe to address social issues.
Your contribution will help me:
- acquire the tools and skills I need to turn all of my crazy ideas about how to save the world (if you know me, you know exactly what I mean) into real, actionable solutions
- plug in to a dynamic community of 1500 passionate, dynamic, innovative individuals