I'm working with Nourish International, winner of the 2008 North Carolina Peace Prize for excellence in cross-cultural solutions and sustainable development.
Nourish International is a student movement to eradicate global poverty. During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called "Ventures." The money they earn is invested in sustainable development projects that they choose. Over the summer, they travel abroad to work alongside their community partner in implementing the project.
To expand our impact, we're looking for students to found Nourish Chapters at their respective universities. Students who apply and are selected for our Chapter Founders Program will receive $500 in start-up capital, professional training and support in founding their own chapter and will gain valuable experience in the process.
Caroline Shedlock and the Nourish Team
In our world, as of 2009:
1.1 billion people lack access to clean water, 850 million people are malnourished, and 8 million people die each year because they are simply too poor to stay alive.
You can change this today.
Nourish International is a student movement to eradicate global poverty. During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called "Ventures." Using the money they earn, Chapters plan and invest in sustainable community development projects. Students then travel abroad to partner with local communities in implementing those solutions.
To expand our impact, we're looking for students on your campus who want to be a part of the solution to global poverty and challenge themselves in the process. These students will receive professional training and support as they start a Nourish Chapter at their school – building membership, running ventures and implementing sustainable development projects overseas.
There are several ways to get involved:
Apply to be a Chapter Founder – Between now and April 19th Nourish is accepting applications for its Chapter Founders Program. This spring, we'll be selecting student leaders from 10 campuses across the country to receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital.
Tell a friend – If Nourish isn't the right opportunity for you, you can still help accomplish our mission of eradicating global poverty. Spreading the word to just three people drastically raises our chances of finding the right student on your campus.
About Nourish International
Nourish International was founded in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the student group Hunger Lunch. Since incorporating as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 2006, Nourish has begun chapters on 23 campuses nationwide. In 2008, Nourish was awarded the North Carolina Peace Prize for excellence in cross-cultural solutions and sustainable development.
Since inception, Nourish students have raised and invested more than $100,000 in sustainable development projects in 14 communities worldwide.
Act now - applications are being reviewed as they come in!
The Nourish Team
Eight million people will die this year because they're too poor to stay alive - You can change this TODAY.
Apply to be a Nourish Chapter Founder: http://www.nourishinternational.org/students -- next deadline is April 19th.
Eradicating poverty by engaging students and empowering communities.
Nourish International Chapter Founders Team