Virtual Tuesday Programs - Service Leaders Rising
Guest Speakers: Geoff Wilson, Laura Duque Echeverry
Service Leaders Rising is creating an ecosystem of service in which every young person, from all economic backgrounds, has the opportunity to serve and begin to realize their full potential. They believe that a year-long, full time, term of service is a transformative experience and that everyone who wants to serve should have the opportunity to do so.
Geoff Wilson is the founder and board president of Service Leaders Rising. After working with Minneapolis Public Schools for a few years, he began service with the United States Peace Corps in Romania. Through this service, he grew a passion for National Service that carried into his work at College Possible. He then served on the Service Year Alliance Service Alumni Board. Through this work, he advocated for national service as a common expectation and common opportunity for every young American. During that time, he partnered with Service Year Alliance in their grassroots work.
Laura Duque Echeverry moved with her family to the U.S. from Colombia when she was 10 years old. She is engaged in a term of national service to give back to the communities that she says helped her get to where she is today. She's passionate about reducing inequity in housing, because she knows first-hand the value of having a safe and comfortable place to call home. In addition to her bicultural upbringing, Laura has sought out opportunities to experience other cultures including participating in exchange programs in the Netherlands and Romania. Laura's leadership and civic engagement experiences include regional organizer for Advocates for Youth and serving as co-president of Students United for Immigrant Equality.
While in-person programs have been temporarily suspended, Tuesday Programs are still happening virtually! No registration is required, and meeting info is available in the weekly Zoom events email blast sent by The Woman's Club.
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