WhoIsShe? SHEGIVES MEDIA MAVEN FELLOW AMY BARRETT

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Born and raised in Southern Massachusetts, and a loyal New England sports fan

Likes to read, crochet and sew in her free time

Learned to sew by watching her mother, who made many of her clothes as a child

Favorite Places: Boston and Washington DC (history buff!)

Loves British TV, Dr. Who, Sherlock, Orphan Black

Dream Job: Press Secretary of the United States, who doesn't love C.J. Craig from the West Wing!

Q: WELCOME AMY, WE’RE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU JOINING OUR SECOND YEAR TEAM OF SHEGIVES FELLOWS! TO START, WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?

A: The most exciting thing in my life right now is starting grad school at BU in September. I’ll be studying “Applied Communication Research,” meaning I’ll be learning how to design research campaigns through polls and surveys, as well as focus groups and other techniques. I’ll also be learning how to analyze and apply the information gathered through these techniques. These are skills that I didn’t get to focus on during my time as an undergrad and I’m excited to continue to learn and grow.

Q: SO SHOULD WE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR YOU DOING RESEARCH ANALYSIS DURING THE NEXT BIG POLITICAL CAMPAIGN? HOW DO YOU ENVISION YOUR CAREER UNFOLDING?

A: Definitely! I’m really interested in how communication, like social media, direct mail, and advertising, influences elections. I’m also passionate about getting people involved in our government so you will also find me volunteering in some way. After I finish grad school, I plan to stay in Boston for at least a few years. I’ve always felt like Boston is a really wonderful city to start out in because there is so much happening here. I plan to gain experience using my research skills to help nonprofit organizations make the greatest possible impact. With my more political interests, I see myself eventually moving to Washington DC to become involved with government through polls and research. I would also be perfectly happy to be a part of the communications team for any of the incredible museums located there, however.

Q: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE LIGHTER! WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES IN BOSTON?

A: There are so many places in Boston that I can’t get enough of! Just to name a few: I love to go to the Boston Public Library when I need to get work done or just have a nice quiet space. I also love to go to the esplanade to relax and spend time with friends. I can often be found at the Friday night family movie at the hatch shell during the summer. I also enjoy spending afternoons at the MFA or wandering along the Freedom Trail.

Q: BACK TO SHEGIVES, WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE ON THE SHEGIVES BLOG THIS YEAR?

A: I’ll be working to keep everyone updated on news, events, and other great things happening at Raw Artworks, My Life My Choice, Science Club for Girls, and MoS: Engineering is Elementary. You will also be hearing from me as I interview some of the wonderful people working at these nonprofits as well as some of the amazing SheGives members.

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Engineering Adventures Expanding Throughout Eastern Massachusetts

Engineering is Elementary will soon be able to bring the Engineering Adventures curriculum to more after school programs across Eastern Massachusetts thanks to support from the members of SheGives. This expansion of the Engineering Adventures program will help to fund  50 after school and camp programs, reaching 750 new students. Communities targeted to receive the curriculum include highly urbanized areas such as Lawrence, Chelsea, and Lynn. Focusing on these communities for after school programs will help to close the opportunity gap for groups, including minorities and women, that are often underrepresented in STEM subjects.

Research has shown that programs such as EA, that teach engineering and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) at an early age are extremely beneficial to students. STEM education teaches students essential skills and confidence applicable to any field they in which may become interested, in engineering and other fields.

Students who are not considered traditionally smart in the classroom are helped to feel smart and capable through hands-on learning with engineering activities. Heidi Karlone, in association with MoS: Engineering is Elementary, has researched the effects of engineering education on young students and has found that engineering activities help students to gain confidence, learn from mistakes, and become leaders. Engineering also helps students to gain team-working skills in which they work with each other’s strengths to reach a common goal.

Engineering Adventures works with this research to bring the best possible program to students and educators, especially those in underserved neighborhoods. The program is designed to engage students by creating real-world scenarios based on real issues in which students can actively work to find solutions that will help a community. The program is also designed to be inexpensive, so as to be accessible to the greatest number of students.

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Teach Plus & Excellent Educators for All

The US Department of Education recently unveiled the Excellent Educators for All Initiative, which strives to make sure “all children have access to a high quality education regardless of their race, zip code or family income.” Dwight Davis, a Teach Plus Alum, was on hand to participate in a panel discussion with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, after which he was able to sit down to lunch with President Obama to share his thoughts.

To support this initiative, Secretary Duncan plans to work with educators to focus on recruiting, supporting and retaining effective teachers. He described T3 as a great example of this: “In Boston, the district is partnering with Teach Plus to recruit and support and retain teams of effective, experienced teachers, and results for students have been pretty profound.” Teach Plus was the first organization to track and report data on teacher retention and since then, many cities have called on their local leaders to do the same.

Davis believes he has succeeded as a teacher because of three key factors: relationships, professional development and collaboration.

Relationships with both students and parents as well as the community at large are very important. Davis adds, “we have to look at what happens if we fill high-needs schools with individuals who understand great instruction but fail to value and appreciate the context of the community they serve.”

Professional development, such as conferences or fellowships, equip teachers to handle different situations the students may be dealing with.

Collaboration with both new and experienced teachers is an asset to any teacher. It’s a great way to share strategies and experiences to enhance each other’s approach to teaching and to dealing with students from different backgrounds.

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WhoIsShe? SHEGIVES MEDIA MAVEN FELLOW LINDSAY DURGIN

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New Year’s Baby

Ran a half marathon to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Starting a blog to chronicle her adventures around New England

Favorite Place: Santa Barbara

Loves to bake

Member of the Executive Team at One Brick Boston - a nonprofit that sets up one-time volunteer opportunities with a social aspect

Q: LINDSAY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ONBOARD AS PART OF OUR SECOND YEAR TEAM OF FELLOWS! TO START, WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?

A: Starting to work with SheGives! And I’m starting a new position soon at World Challenge, a company that creates adventure expeditions for students in over 40 destinations across the world to allow them to explore new cultures and develop important life skills.

Q: SO WE’RE GUESSING YOU ENJOY TRAVELING? WHAT’S THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE YOU’VE BEEN ON?

A: I did an exchange program through my middle school and lived with a French family in Grenoble for two weeks so that was pretty exciting. I’ve been studying French since first grade so it was pretty cool to put it into practice in a French-speaking area. And they don’t speak slowly! It was great to see different parts of the country too before heading off to Paris towards the end of the trip, which was amazing. How can you not love Paris?!

Q: SOUNDS LIKE YOU ALSO KEEP PRETTY BUSY HERE AT HOME, CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW BLOG?

A: I’ve been wanting to start a blog for awhile now so I’ve been gathering pictures and ideas and I’m just about ready to start publishing. It will be about my experiences and favorite places in and around Boston as well as adventures (mostly) in the New England area. There’s so much within driving distance of Boston so I love to take little trips and see new places. I used to live in New York City so I’ll be posting about some of my favorite places there too along with a few other cities I’ve visited and loved.

Q: IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ENJOY WRITING, SO WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE ON THE SHEGIVES BLOG THIS YEAR?

A: I’m so excited to get started with SheGives! I’ll be working with Lovin’ Spoonfuls, College Bound Dorchester, Teach Plus and BUILD. SheShinesOn will feature profiles of the staff from these wonderful nonprofits and SheFollows will feature news and events from the nonprofits on our slate and their areas of focus.

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WHOISSHE? SHEGIVES FOUNDING MEMBER HEIDI BROOKS

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Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for her 40th birthday and is planning to hike to Everest Base Camp for her 50th

Married with two daughters

Enjoys cooking ethnic food, reading suspenseful novels, and watching art house films

Loves travel and adventure: Has been to 79 countries and has her sights set on 100

Has leadership roles on the boards of several nonprofits, including Crittenton Women’s Union, Associated Grantmakers, and My Sister’s Keeper

Is an experienced corporate philanthropy leader, with senior-level roles in the insurance and banking industries.

Q: WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

A: After nearly eight years in corporate philanthropy, it’s not hard to get cynical. People are always pitching you to fund their nonprofit, and you have to say no a lot. That said, I am regularly inspired by the amazing women and men who are on the ground doing great work to change people’s lives. While it has been nice to meet so many new (and familiar) nonprofit executive directors, one of the really fun parts of SheGives has been meeting other members who are just blown away by many of these leaders. I feel like my sense of amazement has been refreshed through SheGives.

Q: WOW, BETWEEN SHEGIVES AND YOUR FULL-TIME JOB, YOU DO QUITE A LOT OF PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITY! HOW ELSE DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR TIME?

A: I am a huge fan of Boston, and I enjoy telling people about all of the exciting cultural events in the city. From Restaurant Week to the Roxbury Film Festival, I try to support a variety of fun stuff in the city I call home. I enjoy taking my husband and daughters out for random adventures like ice skating, puppet shows and camping. I particularly love theater and serve on the advisory board of Company One, an award-winning theater company known for diverse and innovative productions.

Q: AWESOME. WHAT’S A GREAT PRODUCTION YOU’VE SEEN RECENTLY OR ONE THAT YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING?

A: I took some friends to see Lydia Diamond’s new play Smart People at the Huntington recently. It was very thought-provoking.

Q: TO CLOSE, WHO BROUGHT YOU INTO SHEGIVES? WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT HER?

A: Laura Gassner Otting brought me into SheGives, and I was flattered to be asked. I love Laura’s energy, and I figured it would give me an opportunity to get to know her better and to meet some new and interesting women.

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WHOISSHE? SHEGIVES MEMBER CARLA MCCALL

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United Way volunteer

Married

Enjoys spending time with her family, golf, skiing

Audit Committee member of Strong Women, Strong Girls; Board member of The Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation; Smaller Business Association of New England

Vice Chair Finance for Massachusetts Society of CPA’s (MSCPA)

Co-Managing Partner at a regional CPA firm

Q: WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

A: I am truly inspired by the work of not-for-profit organizational leaders. This is why I absolutely love Alexander Aronson Finning CPA’s! The firm has been servicing the not-for-profit industry for over 40 years and it is 50% of our practice. We get to be a part of organizations changing the world. I am also deeply inspired by serving on the Jordan Matthew Porco Foundation board. My cousin and her husband started this foundation to prevent suicide among teenagers. Their son committed suicide at age 18 as a freshman in college. The foundation created Fresh Check Day – a day of programming on college campuses for freshman. In three years we have raised $2 million and have saved children’s lives. Our goal is have this program on every campus nationwide. No matter what the mission, together we can make a difference.

Q: THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT. I MUST SAY, YOU SOUND TERRIBLY BUSY! WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR (LIMITED) FREE TIME?

A: You’re right, running a regional CPA firm does not allow for a lot of free time! When I do get it, I enjoy spending it with my family. My daughter is 11 and my son is 8. Our family time is usually centered around our kids’ activities, baseball and gymnastics meets. Our vacations are usually outdoors – skiing, hiking, biking or beach!

Q: SOUNDS LOVELY. DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE FAVORITE SLOPES, TRAILS, OR BEACH SPOTS?

A: We ski and hike the mountains around North Conway, NH. My kids learned to ski at the Cranmore ski school. Last year we went to Colorado skiing, which was an incredible experience for the kids. Hard to ski here after that! No favorite beach spots, any beach will do.

Q: TO WIND UP, WHO BROUGHT YOU INTO SHEGIVES? WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT HER?

A: I was brought into SheGives by Laura Gassner Otting, a complete rock star! I have known Laura for about 10 years – we met as founding board members of Strong Women, Strong Girls, a Boston nonprofit dedicated to mentoring young women. What I like best about Laura is her complete passion and dedication not only to her business but to non-for-profits that create social change. She loves connecting people, which is something I always try to do.

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Help RAW Art Works Find their next Communications and Events Manager!

1.2_MG_0255_4Spread the Word! Do you know someone with strong writing and people skills, and innovative, creative ideas surrounding donor stewardship?  RAW Art Works is looking to hire a Communications and Events Manager.  This person will provide direction and materials for all fundraising activities including special events, donor and public relations, marketing projects, and direct mail appeals.  A full job description can be found here.  Applications can be submitted via e-mail to hiring@rawartworks.org with the subject line “Communications and Events Manager.”

 

 

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WHOISSHE? SHEGIVES MEMBER JULIE MCVEIGH

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Fifth-generation Kansan

Married, stepmother of two and mother of two

Current active parent in The Waldorf School community

Former board member of The Food Project, Camp Starfish

Is active traveling, meditating, running, practicing yoga, running, and skiing

Founder and managing director of a progressive investment firm

Q: JULIE, LET’S START WITH A REAL, MEATY QUESTION. WHAT IS YOUR PASSION?

A: Empowering others to engage and move their money in new ways. My goal is to bring people closer together through their investments. I believe we are healthier when we connect with one another, and we thrive when we are aligned with our community and our environment.

The primary way that I fulfill this passion is through my work. I am a co-founder and the managing director of Fresh Pond Capital, an investment advisory firm that helps clients integrate their values with their investments. Along similar lines, I have been inspired and challenged by a group called Resource Generation, which is composed of young people with access to privilege and a commitment to move resources in new ways for social change. I am also active in supporting local agriculture and children with Waltham Fields Community Farm and The Food Project.

Q: THAT’S SO COOL! AM GUESSING YOU RUN A VERY HEALTH-CONSCIOUS HOUSEHOLD AS WELL?

A: I try! I have two stepchildren and two young sons whose active pursuits and other escapades can be followed at www.finnmcveigh.blogspot.com. I love spending the day in my kitchen cooking and watching the boys play ball in the yard. I also personally enjoy yoga, a hike in the woods with my kids, or a run with my husband on the Western Greenway, which offers a bit of the wild amidst our urban-scape.

Q: THAT BLOG IS TOO FUNNY. WHAT’S THE GOOFIEST STORY YOU’VE EVER POSTED ON THERE?

A: I have to give my husband credit for the blog and the sense of humor. A recent one is a new favorite: June 5, 2014, which only requires that you know that a soccer field is also called “a pitch.” Many of the posts play on pop culture references and second meanings. Another post, “Bond” from September 17, 2012, is a classic from my stepson’s wedding. My laugh-out-loud favorite is August 22, 2009, though it’s more teasing than witty.

Q: LASTLY, WHO BROUGHT YOU INTO SHEGIVES? WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT HER?

A: Laura Gassner Otting, a friend who used to organize a breakfast brunch for women to network with one another and who served on a board with me. I love Laura’s commitment to connecting us (women) with each other and the great things that come from introducing interesting people doing interesting work.

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WHOISSHE? SHEGIVES FOUNDING MEMBER ADRIA GOODSON

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Loves a good, old-fashioned pun, e.g. “Peeking Duck”

Fan of “The Far Side” cartoons

Has competed in sprint triathlons

Favorite place: Cinnamon Cay, St. John in the US Virgin Islands

Program director for a family foundation

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING YOU HAVE GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?

A: I am writing a book that captures the stories of 21st century social movement leaders and will inspire others to follow in their footsteps. It is exciting because I know my life choices are the result of movements throughout history. Through this book, I hope to make a contribution to the mighty, flowing river of social justice – encouraging others to become heroes and create history themselves.

Q: I LOVE THE IDEA. WHAT, IN PARTICULAR, INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK? WAS THERE ONE MOMENT WHEN YOU KNEW YOU HAD TO PUT PEN TO PAPER?

A: In my day job, I get to work with 64 amazing movement leaders and have the privilege of listening closely as each one considers how to bring his or her dream to the next level. For me, it is most striking how human they are, how they are just regular people who cared enough to fight for change. I was reflecting after one coaching session that each of their stories could be my story or your story. I thought, “Maybe we all want to see the world changed for the better by our contributions.” I recognized how people across the country are hungry for knowledge about how they can really change the world and go beyond dreaming to action. That was when I knew I needed to share this story and invite others to re-create it as their own.

Q: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR ENERGY, OR DO YOUR BEST THINKING?

A: I do my best thinking when I am hiking in the woods around Walden Pond, in Vermont or New Hampshire, or way out in Yosemite Valley. When I hike, I touch the trees, honoring the fact that many of them are way older than I am. I try to soak up some of their wisdom. And then I bring that image and energy back into my writing.

Q: OKAY, LAST QUESTION: WHO BROUGHT YOU INTO SHEGIVES? WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT HER?

A: Laura Gassner Otting brought me into SheGives. What I like best about Laura is her authenticity and genuine interest in other human beings. She brings these qualities into her work as a world-class recruiter and into her friendships.

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Five things you can do to help end exploitation

L to R: TRICKED Filmmaker Jane Wells, MLMC Associate Director, Audrey Morrissey, and Lisa Goldblatt Grace, MLMC Director and Co-Founder

L to R: TRICKED Filmmaker Jane Wells, MLMC Associate Director, Audrey Morrissey, and Lisa Goldblatt Grace, MLMC Director and Co-Founder

On May 28th, My Life My Choice hosted a special screening of “TRICKED” with the film’s creator Jane Wells available for a special question and answer session.  The sold out show was a huge success -raising awareness of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls throughout the United States and shining the light on survivors and other advocates working toward change.  To learn more about “TRICKED” or Jane Wells’ other films go to 3generations.org.

Here are 5 things you can do now to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Massachusetts. 

1. Call or email your Senators in support of H.R. 4058 - Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act. The bill was passed in the House on May 20th and has been received by the Senate. This legislation is critical to improving the safety net for the nation’s most vulnerable youth. In MA: Sen. Edward Markey/202-224-2742 and Sen. Elizabeth Warren/202-224-4543. Outside of MA and for more on H.R. 4058: www.opencongress.org 

2. Talk with your children, coworkers, community leaders, and neighbors about commercial sexual exploitation as a form of child abuse. Make sure that the people in your life know that you believe that no one should ever be bought or sold. Consider hosting a film screening of “TRICKED” in your home or organization.

3. Connect with My Life My Choice on social media to learn about local and national efforts to combat trafficking, upcoming events, and to connect with important resources. Help us build awareness and promote action by sharing with friends and family and inviting them to like us. facebook/mylifemychoice or Twitter@mlmcgirls

4. Make a donation to support our work with high risk and exploited youth. We also welcome contributions of your professional or personal skills and talents through volunteering. Email mlmcinfo@jri.org to get involved.

5. Continue learning about the commercial sexual exploitation of children by attending My Life My Choice events and trainings. Join us this fall for a forum on media and its role in the movement to end human trafficking. Go towww.fightingexploitation.org or facebook.com/mylifemychoice for updates.

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