Hi family and friends!
To give you the short version of the story, I went for something different and far-reaching and I got it. I've been accepted into this competitive fellowship called StartingBloc, which includes a five-day conference in New York this year from August 2-6. This conference is meant to be a transformative experience that will expand my profesisonal network and impart a distinct education, ultimately accelerating my career towards one centered around innovation and social impact. I truly believe this fellowship will be the impetus that drives me further than I could have ever imagined.
This might be out of the blue to many of you (I know it is for me), but I am confident this unique opportunity will offer me the education that I need to reinvigorate my career and push me towards a profession that I am truly passionate about.
For this reason, I am asking for your support in this endeavor. In order to attend this conference, I need to fundraise $1,000 to finance the tuition for the event by June 15. At the very least, I hope that I have your support in becoming part of this fellowship. But if you might be able to contribute to my fund, no matter how small or large, I would appreciate it immensely.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for your support!
The StartingBloc Fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation.
The Institute is a five-day transformative experience during which young leaders learn to increase their impact, exponentially. The Institute curriculum includes a survey of social innovation, an innovative case-study competition and sessions with industry leaders.
The 2012 New York Institute will take place over August 2 - 6 at the Design for Social Innovation Space at the School of Visual Arts in New York.