My name is Briana Huie. I am currently at Junior at Trinity Washington University studying Global Business. Also, I'm currently interning for Generation Hope and working at the Office Of Personnel Management. I am a Super Mom to the best kid ever, my son Jaden. Being a mother, working, and in school full time definitely has its challenges, but programs such as Generation Hope have given me the extra love and support that I need as I finish my journey. I thought to myself, with being part of such a wonderful program who helps me out with day to day life, why not give back and intern at their office? While interning I hope to learn how nonprofit organizations make things happen. I get the best hands on experience which I'm sure I will be able to use in my future career. I've always been passionate about helping others, and working along side of the best hard working staff ever I couldn't be more excited to be a Scholar of the program and intern at the same time. To any teenage mother out there- the sky is the limit don't let anything or anyone put a limit on your dreams.
My name is Chloe Barnard. My hometown is in Asheville, North Carolina. I am excited to explore Washington D.C this semester. I will be joining the Generation Hope team as the Spring Intern. I am a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Public Policy. I am currently enrolled in the Honors Public Policy Program in Washington D.C.
I looked predominantly for education related internships in my initial search. I felt the most excited about Generation Hope after my interviews. I liked that this organization has a very specific goal for its outcome. Many organizations provide emotional or financial support for teen parents, which is extremely important. However, I like that Generation Hope provides both the emotional and financial support, with a specific outcome of college attainment. Further, I look forward to learning about the inner workings of a non-profit organization.
Fun facts: I lived in Taipei, Taiwan for the first six years of my life. I go every other year to visit my mom’s side of the family and to practice my Mandarin Chinese. In addition, I went to Shanghai, China for my spring semester in 2016. If you have any questions about Chinese or Taiwanese culture, or Mandarin Chinese feel free to talk to me! I look forward to meeting everyone in the Generation Hope Family!
This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Generation Hope is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.
Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement by donating to Generation Hope on November 29.
This #GivingTuesday, we’re raising $3,000 for our Scholar Emergency Fund. The Emergency Fund is a crucial part of the Generation Hope Scholar Program because it helps Scholars who are facing dire and extreme financial emergencies by giving them a “hand-up” – temporary emergency assistance for crises ranging from paying rent to covering childcare.
“Not being able to afford a scientific calculator can derail a student from pursuing their degree," says Generation Hope Founder and CEO, Nicole Lynn Lewis. "When a major crisis happens, it can immediately cause everything to halt. Our Scholar Emergency Fund helps teen parents in college keep their heat on, stay in their homes, access childcare and more. It is a game changer."
The Emergency Fund has helped a Scholar who recently left an extremely abusive relationship and couldn't pay rent the following month. It assisted a Scholar who was facing eviction and whose car had broken down. It supported a Scholar who could not afford her books for the semester. Scholars who request help from the Emergency Fund often have no other place to turn to; it's their last resort. Without this crucial financial assistance, Scholars might otherwise have to reduce their course load or drop their classes altogether.
"The emergency fund is extremely important. It provides hope. Knowing that the emergency fund is available, is like knowing that Generation Hope always has your back." -Scholar Alum AnnKatherine Tobar
The Washington Post's recent article, "A few hundred dollars in aid can make all the difference to some college students," talks about how vital even small amounts of funding can be to students who are struggling to make ends meet. It can mean the difference between staying in college and dropping out. This is why Generation Hope's Emergency Fund is so important.
This week, we are sharing stories of Scholars who have benefited from the Emergency Fund and how it has changed their lives and gotten them one step closer to the finish line – a college degree. We hope that they inspire you to give to Generation Hope this #GivingTuesday. Each dollar will be matched up to $1,000 by the Linder Family. You can truly make an impact.
For more information, please contact Jesseca Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi, my name is Molly Deneen and I am the new intern at Generation Hope!
I am a freshman at American University studying psychology and I am very excited to join the team. I hope to gain real world experience working in an office and to help Generation Hope grow as an organization. I want to get to know the Scholars, Sponsors, and my fellow co-workers and to further myself as both a student and a human being.
Michelle Neyland of “Find My Balance Yoga” cares deeply about health and wellness as she recognizes that we “...spend so much time in the world of doing and don’t often get time to ourselves to be reflective and quiet.” A fellow William and Mary alumna, Michelle was inspired by an article on Generation Hope Founder & CEO, Nicole Lynn Lewis, in the alumni magazine, “I immediately felt an affinity to her [Nicole] and was really proud to read about all she’s done.” Michelle combined her love for wellness with her philanthropic heart and is holding “A Morning For You” on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th (choose the morning that works best for you!) in Falls Church, Virginia. A portion of the proceeds will go back to Generation Hope and help more teen parents to complete college.
“A Morning For You” is a unique retreat for women which includes:
A restorative yoga class taught by Michelle of Find My Balance Yoga (RYT-200)
Gorgeous custom makeup by certified makeup artist Lyndsay Toliver
A flattering portrait session with three digital photos for you to keep by photographer Melissa Jessell from MPresPhotos.com.
Learn more and snag your spot today! http://www.findmybalance.org/
For more information on Find My Balance Yoga and to check out their awesome yoga and coaching packages, please visit http://www.findmybalance.org/about.html.