Time spent responding to emails, creating the application, recruiting at activities fairs and info sessions, and planning for the year.
Training for Bonner Preseason
My time at CALA this summer has been incredibly informative and inspiring. Being around so many passionate people has really given me hope that even in these turbulent times, that lasting, important change can occur. I continued to work on formatting and writing my success stories which will be up on the CALA website in the next few days. We just moved into a new office so we have been doing a lot of setting up, building furniture, and painting. I did an intake with a client the other day and it was heartbreaking. She talked about her troubles with landlords leading to her family's homeless. The work that CALA and all of the Swearer programs are doing has immediate impacts on the lives of community members and reminding myself of that has relit the fire under me to keep improving both SCP and the world at large.
Continued to improve the website and create graphics in photoshop. The success stories and graphics I've been writing will soon be posted on the website and used as material that will be distributed to donors. I've become the go-to person for graphic/website design and marketing material, so I've even done a periphery project with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois.
Did a lot of website and graphic design that I'll be able to apply to SCP. Writing CALA success stories which involves interviewing lawyers and clients.
My time at CALA so far has been incredibly informative and productive. I've been writing emails asking people for money, designing graphics and templates for those emails, writing success stories of clients, going to protests, and spending most weekdays around a bunch of lawyers and law students. I've learned a ton about the obstacles that immigrants face and the ways that the government, both local and federal, makes their lives far more difficult than they need to be at every turn.
My groups at Fogarty and D'abate are starting to really mesh and were becoming much more productive. My 5th graders took the PARCC test that I've been preparing them for all semester. Also did site leader transition training bright and early Saturday morn.