Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
July 18, 2011
I have been working with Hannah Willage and the CCH Speakers Bureau for several years. As a staff person for the Civic Education Project at Northwestern University, I help coordinate service-learning, urban immersion programs ranging from one to three weeks long for students in grades 7 through 12; we have partnered with CCH to provide our students the opportunity to hear and become inspired by the personal stories and the many perspectives of the speakers involved in the program. Time and time again, our students have written about how the speakers deeply impacted their understanding of homelessness and humanity. The experience has proven to be very significant to their motivation to make a change in the world.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The feedback from our students. They consistently rate the the Coalition Speakers Bureau panel as a very valuable learning experience; meeting and hearing the stories of people who have experienced homelessness open their eyes.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
General Member of the Public & I work at the Civic Education Project at Northwestern.