[fsf60k] Re: FW: Imagination Federation Newsletter - May 2012

  • From: MICHAEL CIPOLETTI <ikecip@xxxxxxx>
  • To: fsf60k@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 23:26:28 -0400

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On May 3, 2012, at 7:43 PM, Peter White wrote:

> Hola, This just came to my email from Emily Sendin, chairperson of 
> Imagination Federation, a chapter of Friends of Students for 60000, Inc. I 
> hope this comes through. Some attachments don't go to freesists for some 
> reason. Be well. PW
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Imagination Federation 
> [mailto:info=imaginationfederation.org@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of 
> Imagination Federation
> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:34 PM
> To: Peter
> Subject: Imagination Federation Newsletter - May 2012
> May 2012: Volume 1, Issue 1
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> The Dreamer
> The Newsletter of the Imagination Federation
> 1080 Miles for a Good Cause
> Almost 400 supporters walked more than 1080 miles to bridge two communities 
> in one of the most successful events of the year.
> Students of Miami Dade College’s IF Club, which raises funds and awareness to 
> support Tengo un Sueño at both the InterAmerican and Kendall campuses, 
> organized their second Walk2Nicaragua campaign. Leading up to the 
> walk-a-thon, which took place on March 2 at the Kendall Campus track, 
> students wrote persuasive texts based on presentations by Rosa Ojeda, the 
> principal of the school that IF supports in Nicaragua, and created webpages 
> to promote the program. Some students secured financial sponsorship in 
> exchange for laps around the track.
> Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., about 300 community members accumulated 1080 
> miles---the distance between Miami and Chacraseca---that represented a 
> symbolic bridging of the two communities. Supporters of all ages walked, ran, 
> and even pushed baby strollers as a volunteer DJ pumped out music and shouted 
> words of encouragement through the speakers. Even the MDC women’s softball 
> team noticed the excitement and offered to do their pre-practice warm-up jog 
> for a good cause.
> At the same time, about 100 people in Chacraseca got up at 6 a.m. to 
> contribute to the miles goal, adding 469 more. Students at MAST academy who 
> were inspired by Rosa’s presentation also ran in solidarity along the 
> Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. Fellows of the National Hispana 
> Leadership Institute 2012 Executive Leadership Program held in California 
> gathered in San Juan Bautista and also walked in solidarity.
> Since it launched in February, the online campaign has gained more than 400 
> supporters and 100 donors. You can still help us reach our mid-year 
> fundraising goal of $10,000 at http://fundly.com/walk2nicaragua.
> One hundred Nicaraguans in Chacraseca
> contributing miles to the Walk2Nicaragua event
> Dreamer Spotlight
> (Click Picture to See Video)
> Wendy and Mayeli Share their Dreams
> Every quarter, we will feature some of our Dreamers
> so that you can get to know them better!
> Rosa Ojeda (above) presenting  to students at MAST Academy in Key Biscayne.
> Chacraseca Principal Visits Miami
> It has been an eventful three months at Imagination Federation, highlighted 
> by the visit to Miami of one of the most important people in our family. Rosa 
> Ojeda is the principal of the Maryknoll School in Chacraseca, Nicaragua that 
> the 33 children in our Tengo un Sueño program attend. She was in Miami for 
> four weeks in February and March giving some 50 presentations about the 
> program to students and South Florida allies. Her student audiences ranged 
> from elementary to graduate, including Miami Dade College, Florida 
> International University, the University of Miami, Miami Beach High, MAST 
> Academy and South Pointe Elementary.
> “We see education as the only true way for our community to make progress,” 
> Rosa told a class of writing students at the Miami Dade College InterAmerican 
> Campus. “We see these 33 children as future doctors, nurses, and 
> professionals, and we hope to see them stay and help their community.”
> Join us for our Next Trip to Nicaragua on Aug. 2
> See our brochure for full details and frequently asked questions.
> IF Chair Honored
> The kind of hard work that makes events like Walk2Nicaragua possible has been 
> recognized in the last few months as our Chair and Co-Founder, Emily A. 
> Sendin, has received several prestigious honors. In January, the National 
> Hispana Leadership Institute named her an Executive Leadership Program 
> Fellow, inviting her to participate in a 9-month program with 15 other 
> exemplary Latina leaders from across the country. In April, the Center for 
> Community Involvement at Miami Dade College named her Service-Learning 
> Faculty Member of the Year for the InterAmerican campus, recognizing her not 
> only for her work connecting students to IF, but also her decade-long track 
> record for promoting civic engagement through countless projects and courses.
> Emily has also received one of the most prestigious honors for any professor, 
> a Fulbright grant. During her tenure as a Fulbright Scholar, Emily plans to 
> spend 9 months to a year in Nicaragua working to establish service-learning 
> initiatives with UNAN-Leon, the closest public university to Chacraseca, and 
> continuing to grow Tengo un Sueño. This honor is a testament to Emily’s 
> unique gifts, and a great opportunity to further the work of Imagination 
> Federation.
> We are very proud of our Chair!
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> The Imagination Federation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that consists 
> of faculty, students and community organizers in the U.S. and Nicaragua 
> working to create lasting partnerships between the two countries. Our goal is 
> to bring greater educational opportunities to students of the rural 
> Nicaraguan community of Chacraseca and raise awareness about issues of global 
> poverty in the United States. More broadly, we imagine and call into being a 
> world where children everywhere have access to the basic human rights that 
> honor their full potential.
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