Starting bloc response 2

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Starting Bloc Response #2

How will I bring my experience and knowledge to enrich the Starting Bloc network?

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Starting bloc response 2

  1. 1. S TA R T I N G B L O C R E S P O N S E # 2 October 12, 2011 William B. Morris III
  2. 2. How will I bring my experience and knowledge to enrich the Starting Bloc network? Leadership & outreach SHARING my Community Grassroots building organizing experiences, Social knowledge, and assets. innovation & uplift Education Non-profit research & fundraising service Advocacy & media relations
  3. 3. Leadership and Outreach 2 Term President - Alpha Phi Alpha @ William & MaryInnumerable experiences and knowledge to share related to: Small group dynamic Public, Private and Academic partnerships and initiatives Passionately devoted to social uplift
  4. 4. Grassroots Organizing
  5. 5. Non-Profit FundraisingLetter writing campaignsGrant writingBusiness sponsorships Guatemalan home building tripGift giving campaignsAuctionsBone Marrow Drive Steering Committee Senior Class Gift Committee
  6. 6. Advocacy and Media Relations HEADLINES• Press releases• Media campaigns – radio, TV, “Fraternity Skips Award periodicals Ceremony to Protest• Formal letters of abjuration Confederate History Month” http://www.wvec.com/video/featured-videos/Black-and expression of discontent fraternity-snubs-governor-91058844.html• Meetings withElected officials “McDonnell, black fraternity to*Governor of Va. discuss Confederate decree” http://hamptonroads.com/2010/04/mcdonnell-black-*Congressional fraternity-discuss-confederate-decreeBlack Caucus of Va. ‘Va. gov’s office, Alpha Phi Alpha members to meet over Confederate History Month controversy” http://progressivegreek.com/news_events/undegrad/v a-govs-office-alpha-phi-alpha-members-to-meet-over- confederate-history-month-controversy/
  7. 7. Education Research and Service• Leader of 2 local mentoring initiatives while in college (4yrs participation)• Year long education honors thesis research project on The Achievement Gap• Currently an Urban Prep Fellow • Full time Mentor, Life skills teacher, student advocate, and Step Team Instructor • Urban Prep Charter School for African American Males in Englewood Chicago
  8. 8. Rites of passage campus liaison and volunteer Community Building coordinator • Leveraging resourcesConnectingcommunity needswith institutional President of W&M -Grantsassets -Volunteers Myself Service Rites of Passage learning mentoring• Fostering coordinators awareness of need • Building and utilizing human capital
  9. 9. I will impact the Starting Blocnetwork by Sharing…any and every resource William B. Morris III

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