It’s a new year and you’ve resolved to be an active participant in your community. Now what? Luckily, there are tons of local organizations who need your great mind and helping hands. Double luck: There are a lot of resources on how to take action and make an impact. Check them out and get inspired!
—Register for this year’s Inclusive Leadership Conference happening Saturday, February 11. The theme of this year’s conference is “Find Your Voice: Advocating for Inclusion and Respect”. Whether you are an activist, writer, artist, or entrepreneur, YOUR voice is what we need. If you do not yet know your voice, or if you want to discover more ways to use your voice, ILC will engage you in conversation and activities around inclusion and respect for your voice and others. Here are Campus Philly’s tips on how to include yourself in the Conference.
—Generocity’s How to keep that New Year’s resolution to ‘get more involved’ (for real this time”) gives you tips on how to become a “pantry superstar” and how to learn about your local neighborhood association.
—The Philadelphia Citizen’s “Do Something” page. From one-on-one civic engagement coaching to great ideas about how to get started, it’s a “one-stop for helping you make Philadelphia Better.”
—Young Involved Philadelphia’s (YIP) Citizen’s Guide has everything you need to know about political involvement, civic engagement in your neighborhood and tons more.
—Find a volunteer opportunity through SERVE Philadelphia’s project database. Also check out Grid Magazine’s Volunteer! 40 places to step up, stand up and lend a hand.
—Campus Philly’s Student Leader Network (SLN) is community of connectors from different campuses who take full advantage of being a college student in the Philadelphia region. Why join? Because you already create your own Philadelphia experience, and are eager to learn more and keep sharing with others.