Gandhi Brigade has given me the opportunity to have a leadership role in nonprofit development, which I knew nothing about 3 months ago. I've become an integral part of lifting the Youth Media Festival off the ground, having coordinated the donations of $2,000 in free food, discounted products, and services for the Youth Media Festival (and counting). Several weeks ago, I applied for a Development Intern position with a very well-known nonprofit, Casa de Maryland. I've just completed my first week, and have already used connections I developed the past 3 months. Who knows, Gandhi Brigade might have helped establish my career path.
Since I began serving on the board, I have assisted Gandhi Brigade (GB) in the organization of their Freedom School each week. Through this experience, I've been able to connect, learn and grow with an amazing group of young people and a highly motivated staff. Not only do I feel more encouraged and energized each time I set foot in their space, but I also feel blessed to serve a group so dedicated to social justice and legitimate change.