To my friends & family--
I have been selected to be a 2016 Starting Bloc Fellow.
I've spent three of my four professional years living at or near the poverty line. The first, a year of national service; the second, a year recovering from the most impactful setback of my life; and the current, prioritizing social impact and my own entrepreneurial vision over a consistent income.
Starting Bloc has alotted me a maximum scholarship of $950 in consideration of my financial hardship. With the support of Challenge Detroit, I will be funding my own transportation and lodging, but I need the contributions of my friends, my family, my community to help me raise the final $300 to secure my spot at the NOLA'16 Institute.
I'm on the verge of establishing a professional direction that will propel me into a career of engaging, value-driven work. Based on what my Starting Bloc friends and peers have shared with me, I genuinely believe that the NOLA '16 Institute will serve as a defining moment for me.
I appreciate your support in helping to make this a reality.
See below for additional information regarding the institute and this crowdfunding campaign
StartingBloc NFP wrote -
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!
Thank you for your donation to support an incoming StartingBloc Fellow. All donated funds are deposited directly into StartingBloc's account, and are donations towards this individuals Institute tuition. Before donating, please be sure to note the recipients 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.