This is not your average internship - FLIA is a non-profit that works to develop young leaders as we start careers in the social sector. FLIA works by creating special partnerships with other non-profits around the country (like Boys and Girls Club) and matches fellows, based on skills and goals, these organizations. On top of all that, FLIA provides us fellows with structured programs to help us develop and practice the skills we'll need to be successful leaders. For instance, I spent a week in Chicago on a retreat with the 7 other fellows. We dove into all kinds of leadership develop topics – we reflected on our go-to leadership style and strengths, we learned about Trauma-Informed Care, and discussed how we can lead with an appreciation of diversity and inclusion.
Here in Des Moines, I’ll be developing a program evaluation plan for the Boys and Girls Club. What does that mean? It means I'll be working with the leadership team at all 5 club sites to figure out how data can be used to make smarter decision for the sake of more impactful programs and improved outcomes.
I hope to head back to Austin in August (for one final year of my Masters program!) knowing that I have set up the Boys and Girls Club for success, learned a lot more about program evaluation, and I’ve explored every corner of Des Moines (I already have a favorite booth at the farmers market!)
I hope you understand that this is a truly special opportunity – and if you are able, I ask that you consider donating whatever you can to support my project and FLIA. My goal is to raise $500 in funds, these will go towards the expenses related to my particular project and in support of the partnership between FLIA and Boys and Girls Club.
If you are unable to donate at this time, please share this with your friends and family – and help me get the word out about these amazing organizations! If you have any questions about the fellowship, FLIA, BGCCI, or my thoughts on mid-west living (can’t say I miss the Texas summer heat too much) – please reach out!
|Ruth Kosieracki||08/02/2019||$100.00||I applaud you! You did a great job!||Matthew Schneider||07/29/2019||$100.00||Proud of you!||Michael & Abby Henson||07/08/2019||$100.00||Proud of you, sis!||Carter and Michelle Henson||07/03/2019||$100.00||We are so proud of you, Annie!!||Kathleen Schneider||07/02/2019||$100.00||Claire Chlebowski||06/26/2019||$40.00||So proud of you, Annie!||Helene Henson||06/25/2019||$100.00||So proud of you for wanting to make a difference! Meaningful and important work||Catherine Chlebowski||06/25/2019||$100.00||Go Annie!||Sean Henson||06/24/2019||$100.00||Love you Annie! So proud of you!||Kathryn Henson||06/24/2019||$40.00|