Giving Back to the Community with Educurious

I strongly believe in the power of volunteering and giving back to one’s local community. To that end, I recently joined my friend and Brent Loe Photography admin, Rachel Barnett, as a volunteer for Educurious.

 

Educurious is a platform to connect students and young adults to business professionals. Its mission is “to empower and motivate young people to achieve academic, career and personal success through transformative learning experiences.”

 

Students who participate in Educurious are given the opportunity to practice real-world interactions with business professionals. They’re given the chance to ask questions of business mentors to learn how to apply their skills to the world that comes post-schooling.

 

As part of Educurious, Rachel and I recently visited a high school as part of a group of 15 other business professionals. We conducted mock interviews with high school students to give them a sense of what to expect as they transition from high school to the professional world.

 

I look forward to continuing to volunteer with great organizations such as Educurious! Giving back to the community is an incredibly rewarding experience and is just one way to help make our home that much better.

By |2018-10-03T10:48:39+00:00June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dedicated

Homelessness will always be apart of our society until we can move past the competitive arena. That said, it doesn’t have to be as severe and constraining as the current circumstance in Seattle / New York.

Homelessness can be attributed to two categories:

  • Individualistic Problems
    • Mental Health, Addiction, Domestic Violence, etc.
  • Managment Problems
    • Money, Zoning, Inaction, etc.

To alleviate these problems we need to work on long-term solutions and not continue to put out the fire.

Actions:

Open safe space clinics in something similar to storage facilities for addicts and individuals – making people feel they’re apart of a new community and that they have a place to be productive when they’re ready. Force is not the answer.

Funding – where do we get it? Look at the region and see what outpaces the balance. Real Estate and tech are the two big ones in the Seattle area. Tax or incentivize the Real Estate industry. “Cash-for-cars” the single-family homes and devise an initiative to streamline the rezoning effort.  Tax homes over $750k. Incentivize tech and businesses to showcase their support for the homelessness initiatives – work with review website (google, yelp, zillow, likewise, etc.) to display a banner for the businesses that donate or show dedicated support.

Create an institution with the authority to reprimand inaction by government officials. Consider the loopholes and indecision.

Effort, experience, generational-empathy, and community-willingness will prove most valuable.

 

By |2018-06-15T12:52:08+00:00June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments