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We'd love to introduce our new Community Engagement Intern to you, Gabrielle Propst. Gabrielle is a junior at High Point University studying marketing with a minor in sales. Gabrielle's prior experience includes interning with the organization Influence and Outcomes LLC, where she worked with the non-profit HandyCapable to improve their social media presence. Gabrielle's mentor is Akir Khan who began as her success coach in her first-year experience and with whom she is now working with to develop the Student Leadership Team at High Point University. She is passionate about helping others and serving as a role model on campus. Gabrielle made the Dean's List at HPU and is a member of the Honors College. She is excited about getting involved with Boundless Impact to help promote global education, diversity, and inclusive leadership.
The 30-member InnovateGSO Council gathered on August 10, 2017, for a capstone celebration of outcomes for the 2-year InnovateNC Cross-City Learning Collaborative. Boundless Impact Executive Director and InnovateGSO Executive Committee member Cindy Thompson led members on a recap of the journey to create a culture of inclusive innovation in Greensboro. After a demonstration of the new Triad Navigator tool developed by InnovateGSO members and presentation of certificates by City Council member Nancy Hoffman, the council members enjoyed a reception. Many of the council members have committed to continuing the work of InnovateGSO for one more year to ensure the tool is supported by a network of diverse connectors who can help community members access the resources for innovation and entrepreneurship in our region.
UNC-TV recently aired a 30-minute show that summarizes the work of the InnovateGSO Council, featuring Cindy Thompson and Ditra Miller.
Thanks to the recommendation of Lady Bizness at a Guilford Nonprofit Consortium Tech Thursday event, Boundless Impact has launched a new website through Photobiz, a local organization providing website and business tools for creatives and nonprofits in downtown Greensboro. We love our new look, the functionality and ease of use, and especially our wonderful local colleagues at Photobiz who got us converted in under a month!
Boundless Impact hosted a Welcome Reception for a delegation of education officials from Botswana at the International Civil Rights Museum on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. This day marked the 57th Anniversary of Woolworth's changing their policy to serve African-Americans at their lunch counter, after a successful 7 month sit-in movement. North Carolina's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs oversees a Memorandum of Understanding between our state and Botswana, which has included numerous delegations traveling between our regions. The Botswana delegation is traveling throughout NC for several weeks, visiting landmarks and attending conferences on education issues.
Boundless Impact joined the InnovateGSO team in the final cross-city convening of InnovateNC - a 2-year cross-city learning collaborative to accelerate inclusive innovation in North Carolina. Our final meeting was held in Wilson, NC - home of the new Whirli-gig park and an emerging downtown innovation district. Boundless Impact is honored to be part of the Executive Council from the beginning, and we look forward to launching the Triad Navigator in August 2017.