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Archive for August, 2015

15,000 Teachers, One Powerful Day of Learning and Four Major Takeaways

Midy Aponte

By Midy Aponte
Senior Vice President

Jenny Kern

By Jenny Kern
Vice President

This spring, a partnership of California education groups came to Spitfire with a big idea: bring together 15,000 California teachers at 33 sites across the state for a first-of-its-kind day of learning led by teachers, for teachers. The summit would give teachers an opportunity to share ideas, build their networks… (read more)

And…ACTION: Saving the World One Guilty Pleasure at a Time

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer poster hangs prominently on my office wall. As I am ostensibly an adult, I tell people I keep it there because the tagline is an example of perfect messaging: “Pert. Wholesome. Way Lethal.” But the truth is, I like the entire concept of Buffy. I… (read more)

“This truly is the gold standard of executive training.  I have benefited greatly.”

- Roland Stringfellow, Director of Ministerial Outreach, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

Challenge stereotypes…and other lessons from the immigration fight

By Lauryn Fanguen, Frank Karel Fellow Lauryn Fanguen is one of eight scholars chosen for this year’s Frank Karel Fellowship, which encourages first-generation and minority students to consider professional opportunities in the field of public interest communications. Read more about Lauryn here. The Trump administration’s rhetoric and policies around immigration, including the… (read more)

Shaping the Next Generation of Social Impact Communicators

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  When people ask Lauryn Fanguen what she did with her summer vacation, she’s going to have a lot to talk about. Lauryn is one of eight scholars chosen for this year’s Frank Karel Fellowship, which encourages first-generation and minority students to consider professional opportunities in the field of public… (read more)

Throwback Thursday: Thinking Through Communication Conundrums

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  One of the best jobs I ever had was at Exploration Summer Camp (their motto: where you make summer meaningful), where I worked from ages 18-21. As counselors, we made up classes to teach and we did activities in the afternoon. One day, I found myself co-leading a contraception… (read more)

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