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April 4 Monday Music, Announcements

It’s Monday! Here are our latest announcements at the beginning of a VERY busy week.

Social Learning Summit Wrap-Up

Sls11_tweet_cloudWe’re back from attending and hosting the SAFE TEXT panel at the Social Learning Summit in Washington, DC, hosted by the American University Social Media Club. We had a great time and met some amazing people. We’ll have some information on our blog about the event throughout the next week. In the mean time, here’s the Tweet Cloud as of 11 AM this morning for #SLS11. People are still actively connecting with the hashtag so it’s a work in progress.


Scholarship Applications Due This Friday

Remember, you have until Friday at 11:59PM to submit your application for one of our Spring 2011 Scholarships. The competition is fierce so make sure your application is great! Our next blog post will announce our Scholarship Selection Panel.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I am speaking at some upcoming private events. This Saturday, I’ll speaking at the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Conference for Aspiring Teachers of Color at Brown University in Providence, RI. Next Monday, I’ll be speaking at The American Education Research Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans on teacher preparation and the job market. Wish me luck!

The Make The Change You Want Networking Event

I am happy to announce a new partnership with Brett Kunsch, personal coach and founder of Millennial Coach. On April 19th, we’ll be co-hosting a networking event around goal setting, making change, and realizing the vision you want for your life. More information coming, but the event is open for RSVPs now.

Music Monday

This song comes to mind after the Social Learning Summit. I felt like we were planning a revolution for personal and community empowerment. What if you ruled the world? (BTW, Lyrics not safe for work!)

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Book Winner, Scholarship Update, Music Monday

Where did the weekend go?

I’ve used the last few Mondays on the blog for general announcements and events and last Monday, I used it to share a song. So I’ve decided going forward, Monday will be Music Monday and we’ll share any important updates and news and top it off with a YouTube video of a song that I listened to in the last week that made me work a little harder. Be warned that I graduated from high school in the early 90s and I have TERRIBLE taste in music and my ITunes reflects that. Expect a lot of obscure new jack swing. And Glee.

Updates and News

Congratulations to Alexandra Ancy who won the book of her choice at our Building Your Soft Skills Workshop last week. Alex picked Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier. I think it’s a fantastic choice. I want to also thank Alex for helping out this weekend at the Fresh Air Fund Career Awareness Day. Together, we facilitated five career coaching workshops for NYC middle school and high school students. Students role-played a coaching session where one played the coach and the other played the client. They all agreed that it was harder to be the client. I agree. It’s not that being a coach is easy, but clients are the ones who have to make really difficult decisions and think about themselves in new ways and that is not easy.

I’ve also extended my 2011 Spring Scholarship application deadline to Friday, April 8th. I looked at the applications on Saturday and while I’ve received a number of applicants for the College Student and Young Professional Scholarships (go West Coast!), I’ve received few for the Female Veteran Scholarship and that’s because I’ve done a poor job marketing it. So everyone gets an extra week. Use it to make your application really good!

Music Monday Pick

This song came up when on shuffle this week. Silly, but it always gets me moving. Happy Monday!

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