Happy Monday! It’s that special time of the week wherein your intrepid Citizen Effect team (that’s us) introduces our loyal fans and friends (that’s you) to the fresh crop of newly minted Citizen Philanthropists (we call ‘em CPs). Each of this week’s CPs is taking on a projects in Philly, and we’re so excited to have them on board. Check out their stories, their projects, and the great work they’ll be doing over the next several weeks. Please share this list with your own networks (the buttons just above the post to your right are super helpful for that!) and come back next week to meet and greet another round of newbies…
- Phillip Cohen was a long-time fixture at Philadelphia 76ers basketball camp who know finds himself back near the city of brother love for a post-baccalaureate program at Bryn Mawr. Already a volunteer at one of their partner organizations, he has signed on as a Citizen Philanthropist for the Drueding Center’s Childcare for Homeless Children project. Thanks to Phillip, the Drueding Center will be able to provide top-notch childcare for 6 full weeks to for the child of a young, low-income mother who is acquiring the skills and education to serve as the foundation for herself and her child moving forward.
- Cary Bearn found Philly4Philly online and joined us at our launch party, and boy are we happy she did! She is signed up as the first Citizen Philanthropist for the Nonviolent Schools and Communities Training project from the Campaign for Nonviolent Schools. Thanks to Cary, CNS will be able to create and host a workshop training Philly students to make their schools and communities more positive and peaceful places.
- Rachel Zestar-Postrk heard about Philly4Philly through one of our awesome non-profit partners, the Center for Literacy. Not surprisingly, she jumped at the chance to become a Citizen Philanthropist for CFL’s GED Testing Grants Project. Thanks to Rachel, test-takers will be able to pay the fees required to complete their testing and earn their GED’s before a 2014 change in the test format that threatens to wipe out their hard-earned progress.
- Katy Knight is a Philly4Philly superstar. Not only will she and the Google+ team be helping our non-profit partners and Citizen Philanthropists use their awesome tools, she is now a Citizen Philanthropist for YESPhilly’s Laptops for GED to College Students project. Thanks to Katy, two students who have attained their GED credentials will receive laptop computers for their college experience.