Leadership & Teamwork :: 20% :: Ability to communicate new ideas and influence others to adopt them. Leadership can take many forms, and successful candidates often lead groups that consist of their seniors as well as their peers.
StartingBloc Potential :: 25% :: Demonstration that now is the right time for the applicant to attend an Institute. The applicant should gain new understanding from the Institute and contribute to the StartingBloc community. Fit with the StartingBloc's values.
Clarity of Purpose :: 25% :: Clarity of the applicant's vision for creating impact, as evidenced in the application essays. Supporting evidence in the resume and background information that the candidate’s goals for the Fellowship are a balance between ambitious and realistic.
Passion for Social Innovation :: 20% :: Enthusiasm for using social innovation as a tool for solving the world's tough problems. Commitment to incorporating social innovation into personal or career goals.
Victor rogers essay 3
Leadership Through Service Presented By: Victor Rogers
What is SWL?• Largest multicultural student organization at Old Dominion University• Founded at ODU in 2007• Mission: Improve the college experience through professional development, community service, family ordinated bonding and social networking to develop future leaders of America.
Leadership & Teamwork • 250 members at several different universities in Virginia • Members consist of undergraduate and graduate students, Freshmen to Seniors • Many members stay involved in some fashion from freshmen year and after graduation.• SWL provides a platform that fosters social impact while simultaneously forging lasting positive inter-peer bonds among its members
Why Starting Bloc Now????--Being a recent graduate gives me the ability to still relate tothe struggles of college students and give a recent graduate’sperspective on issues--The ideals of socialentrepreneurship havethe potential to catalyzethe growth and impact ofSWL --This fellowship will help me to concentrate my strivings for SWL in a focused and potent way
Purpose For Representing SWL At StartingBloc• SWL is a unique organization that has the potential to spark innovative, sustainable, and transformative social impact across campuses nation wide.• SWL needs what Starting Bloc offers to rise to new heights • SWL has much to contribute to the Starting Bloc ex perience and specifically to the community of fellows
Who is Victor Rogers?• 2010 graduate of Old Dominion University• Grassroots organizer• Developer of social capital• Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.• Member of the National Urban League of Young Professionals• Past NAACP Youth Advisor
Strivings of A Passionate Activist• I plan to learn from the brightest minds around the world and enlighten my members with the same wealth of knowledge I obtain at StartingBloc to accomplish long lasting change• Disseminating the lessons learned from SB to members will greatly increase the impact of my Staring Bloc experience• Attending StartingBloc will allow me to be the catalyst that unlocks the potential of the future social innovators of SWL
Self Improvement• I’ve made the decision to apply to Starting Bloc Fellowship to become more enlightened about social entrepreneurship and the positive effects it will have on SWL.• I plan to utilize my knowledge to further advance SWL beyond its current successes• If accepted, I will put my all into this opportunity, learn as much as possible, and add value to the SB community in a myriad of ways