Beauty Girl turned Social Change Maker
The Beauty Girl turned Social Change Maker: My Transition to the Social Sector
Living in the city of Philadelphia, I witnessed many children from underserved communities receiving the short hand of the educational stick. During my first semester, I worked as a tutor at an elementary school in South Philadelphia. The majority of my students were not reading at a sufficient grade level. In fact, one of my students, a Latino second-grader, didn’t know what a newspaper was, and had not seen one until I brought a newspaper to our tutoring session.
Working as a tutor made me realize my passion, as well as my life’s purpose: to bring about sustainable change to our nation’s educational system. When I discovered ProInspire, I knew this opportunity would help further my transition into the social sector. I also knew it would help me blend my skills and experiences as a publicist, and the knowledge gained from my MSW program. Because of ProInspire, I am now working as a fellow on the Mission Advancement team at America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership of national organizations devoted to creating the conditions of success for all young people.
My work on the Mission Advancement team is focused on fundraising, and helping to secure funding for our programmatic work – a fulfilling experience. Everyday I leave work knowing that I made the right decision when that light bulb went off 3 years ago. My decision is not only impacting my life’s purpose and happiness, but the lives of so many young people who are impacted daily by America’s Promise and its partners.
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