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Susanna Serving in DC!

Organized by: Susanna Bean

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Susanna Bean via Crowdrise
November 07, 2015

I've raised $3405. I need a minimum of $4020 to meet my financial obligations. Only $615 to go to that goal and $2595 for my total goal! See More

THE STORY:

- Women make up more than two-thirds of the world's 796 million illiterate people. [UN Women]

- Of trafficking victims worldwide, 76% are women and girls. [Global Report on TIP]

- Women make up over 50% of the US population but have less than 20% representation in congress [Political Parity]

My Vision

My vision is to engage the underlying causes of female victimization and inequality, seeking to change the environment through thoughtful study and reasoned political and societal change, engaging these issues first within the US, but perhaps eventually advocating globally.

My Year

I've had a great transition to DC. I'd say it is the best life transition I've ever had:  times of great joy and moments of natural grief and sadness.  I am so excited though that through these ups and downs I have felt very confirmed that this is exactly where I am to be!  Whether it's at my job, where I daily opportunities to network with local organizations and advocacy groups, or randomly getting to have lunch with a women recently retired from 40 years in the State Department, I've had moment after moment where I know I am in the right place.  I am blessed by the proximity to so many people with similar passion and concern for the issues I care about.  I am working hard to use this time productively.  Over the next 6-8 months it is my goal to hold a myriad of informational interviews, both to learn a more about prospective careers, but also to build my network of career connections.  If hard work can do it I plan to be hired by an organization working on gender equality issues in August of 2016.  Please pray with me in this direction and if you know anyone in DC let me know :)

My Discipleship Year work placement at The Potter's House

My placement at The Potter's House has evolved following their Community Outreach and Events Coordinator finding another job.  So I now do her job as an intern!  In that capacity I oversee, plan and execute the public and private event schedule at The Potter's House.  I am really excited to be in this job and have found it gives me an opportunity to know and network with many people who are equally passionate about gender equality and social justice!   The atmosphere of my job is also really great.  It's a very worker focused workplace and I have appreciated their flexibility as I pursue career connections.  My boss is also active in helping to introduce me key people in the local and broader community. 

Where you come in

Discipleship Year provides room and board, and a small monthly stipend of $150. My volutneer site is also covering health insurance. However, there are other expenses that are not covered and I need to raise $6000 for the year to cover those costs, as well as to secure financial coverage for the transition out of the program next year when I am looking for work and lodging in D.C. Specifically, the costs I will incur throughout the year are: Car expenses (Gas, Insurance, and Maintenance/Registration), college loans, cell phone bill, and transitional life expenses for August 2016.

I greatly appreciate your help and support! If you have any further questions I would be very happy to talk with you :-)

$780

 

13% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Joel

Joel

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

I admire your openness to learning and growing! God bless your year of adventure! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $140

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Susanna, I'm so proud of you for taking this plunge and am praying God guides your connections and opens doors of LIFE for you! 3 years ago

Friends in Christ!

Friends in Christ!

DONATION: $50

We miss you already, Susanna! :-) 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Go for it, Susanna! Love, Ann Marie 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Best Wishes on this new venture. Please straighten out DC while there! Joel 3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Praying for God's wisdom and protection as you go boldly. Go in the Name of Christ! 3 years ago

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