The Nonprofit Insights webinar series brings major thought leaders and experts to you for thought-provoking presentations on a variety of issues related to technology and engaging your community members for social good.
Your organization is trying to solve real problems – in your community, in the country, and in the world. Like many organizations, however, chances are you don’t feel the support you need to really change things.
Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has found a way to address this problem: Focus locally for global impact. Through its unique model of encouraging “informed engagement,” THI has amplified the impact of volunteering in its community, making real strides in the fight against hunger.
How to Solve Global Problems with Local Engagement
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
11am – 12pm PT (2-3pm ET)
For this month’s Nonprofit Insights webinar, join THI founder Jeremy Everett and Carol Rigby-Hiebert, a community volunteer in San Angelo, Texas, to learn about THI’s model for tackling hunger by mobilizing communities and volunteers at a micro level – for macro results.
About Our Speakers:
Jeremy Everett is the founding Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building project within the Baylor University School of Social Work. THI is a partner of the United States Department of Agriculture, Texas state agencies, and a number of other national and state based anti-hunger and poverty organizations that seek to develop and implement strategies to alleviate hunger through research, policy, education, community organizing and community development.
Jeremy was recently (2012) recognized for his work in social engagement by the University of Texas LBJ School’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law as a Next Generation Project Fellow. He is the co-author of “Advancing Childhood Food Security through Organizing Strategies.” Jeremy is married to Amy Miley Everett and they have two sons: Lucas and Sam.
A 34-year resident of San Angelo, Texas, Carol Rigby-Hiebert is an avid volunteer and advocate for the vulnerable in her community. She, with the help of fellow San Angelo resident Mary Herbert and others in their community, helped establish one of Texas Hunger Initiative’s very first pilot projects in 2009. Together, Carol and Mary have planned, developed and implemented efforts to alleviate hunger in Tom Green County, including providing summer meals when school is not in session and identifying local resources for food.
Carol has served in the public sector for 20 years, including more than 10 years of service as a San Angelo City Clerk. She has also worked in the private sector for 15 years, including eight years as an insurance office manager.
Along with her efforts in the Tom Green County Hunger Initiative, Carol volunteers with Southland Baptist Church as a HOPE Market Coordinator, the Junior League of San Angelo and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate – Guardian Ad Litem.