Spitfire Strategies

Archive for March, 2017

Our curious week at frank

Prita Piekara

By Prita Piekara
Director of External Engagement

Each year, hundreds of social change communicators, researchers, students, authors and experts descend on Gainesville to come together and learn for frank. And anyone who knows the Spitfire crew knows we aren’t ones to miss a party, particularly one focused on communicating for social good. The theme this year was… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Jen Thom

Get to know one of our newest directors, Jen Thom! How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? Right now I am working with a few different clients on training and strategic planning to set them up for big wins in the coming year. Our team is working… (read more)

“This is a truly transformative program and there is no question that it is preparing leaders to be courageous communicators.”

- Colleen Bailey, Executive Director, The National Steinbeck Center

Spitfire Spotlight: Sherice Perry

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  The opportunity to engage in youth sports shaped Sherice Perry’s entire life. She didn’t receive formal training in the sports she loved until she went to middle school, where the combination of sports and education showed her that when people are given an opportunity, their potential is limitless. “I love that… (read more)

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)

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