Great venue to connect with community leaders and hear their perspectives on philanthropy!
made and served lunch
Overall, a very productive process. I would likely participate in something like this again. To increase the productivity, I might consider including volunteers who are well-versed in this process & save the more chatty volunteers for a more suitable event.
It also wouldn’t hurt to remind some volunteers of the concepts of cultural consideration and white saviorism. Storming into these neighborhoods with our better (White & western) ideas will not be successful in the long run, any ideas created at this event need a feasibility discussion with the members of this school & community. Sometimes, poverty isn’t about people with no financial responsibility, sometimes poverty is simply living in a large & expensive city without a living wage. Many of these families may very well budget and follow that budget better than some of us in that room. Assuming they’re living in poverty because of their choices or irresponsibility is a very privileged position.
Well organized with some great program ideas coming out of the session
Well organized with a nice cross section of participants to solve identified gaps in helping schools.