Tuesday, 31. August 2010 11:03
At NonProfit Day, hosted by CompassPoint in SF today, it was tough to pick a plenary of the three offered in the AM. However, given the moving opening remarks of Miho Kim from the Data Center and Peter Bratt, Film Director and Activist. I was drawn to this one.
The plenary was a powerhouse including: Jaime Alvardo, Executive Director, Somos Mayfair; Frances Kunreuther, Project Director, Movement Building Project; NTanya Lee, Executive Director, Coleman Advocates for Youth and Adriana Rocha, Practice Director, CompassPoint.
Here are snippets of the stories that changed their lives….
Frances, Building Movement Project
Told the story of one of their clients, a soup kitchen. With no new funding coming to support expanding services they needed to think about what next. So, they engaged in a “transformation process” during the course of which they realized…the one thing that differentiated their clients is that they are poor. Why do we never talk about poverty? We need to start and we need to do something about it.
NTanya, Coleman Advocates Youth
NTanya recounted the story of when President Regan declared ketchup as a vegetable. At the time she was 13 and a free-lunch student in Iowa and realized…something was not right. Actually it was wrong. She wanted to be part of the solution.
Jaime, Somos MayFair
Growing up with parent advocates, Jaime was able to hear other stories that challenged the perceptions of possibility. Jamie remembers when Robert Kennedy, hosted by Caesar Chavez came to his neighborhood. At that moment, he noticed.
What stories changed your lives?