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Amidst the aromatic scents of freshly cut grass and blood hungry mosquitoes exists beautiful and bountiful gardens full of curious children. At Crossway Community,the fostering of learning, community, and creativity are highly emphasized.This unique social enterprise is aimed at endorsing communally accountable families and individuals through the encouragement of altruism, inquisition, and self-sufficiency. Crossway Community does a beautiful job at knitting together an array of essential elements that promote lifelong success. Among these indispensable components is one that seemed to resonate within me throughout the entirety of my internship, that component being a genuine attachment to the environment. Crossway Community... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
In the fall I attended the Sullivan Foundation's Social Entrepreneurship Retreat held at the Kanuga Conference Center. Initially, I felt a bit mediocre compared to the other "changemakers" but as my stay progressed I realized that the difference between me and those future business leaders of America is that I had yet to create a personal story through passion. The problem that continued to stir in me was this terrible fear of rejection. As an Ethics of Capitalism scholar, I was informed about the Ashoka U Exchange. Yes! The Ashoka U Exchange, one of the biggest social entrepreneurship retreats in... Continue reading
In attempts to advocate sisterhood on the Guilford College campus, Natasha Nichole Lake teams up with Sister to Sister, the female chapter of Blacks Unifying Society. Lake hosts a series called "Flaws and All" in which she reaches out to young women and motivates them to lead gratifying and purposeful lives. In order to fulfill that mission, Natasha continues to facilitate presentations and workshops geared toward encouraging young adults to make positive choices that will lead to their success. Her last "Flaws and All" workshop raised many thought-provoking questions, as well as eyebrows. What do your clothes say about you?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
As I write this blog, I reflect back to the day I walked into a closet sized room awaiting my fate. I was afraid I was overqualified for the position because of my many leadership experiences but I sat down anyway. The questions began to pour out and I couldn’t have been more confident. I shook a couple hands and was told I would hear from them soon. A few days later I received a congratulatory email. I was the new Second Year Experience intern and I was more than excited for the upcoming year. Finally, a chance for me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
This past month, I had the pleasure of attending the Sullivan Entrepreneurship Retreat sponsored by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation. A scenic drive through the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina prompted several poignant questions in my adventurous mind. In the backseat of a teal mini van I began to think “How can I inspire others through service?” I had three hours to figure it out, but was it that simple? My head soon became immersed with thoughts and ideas of how to bring about social justice, but they seemed to be all over the place. What entrepreneurial principles would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
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