Philanthropy in Allen County is a short series of features designed to highlight why and how members of the Fort Wayne and surrounding community support nonprofits. Over the course of the summer, we’ll be featuring responses from different nonprofit professionals, volunteers, employees, and board members to showcase Allen County nonprofits!
What nonprofit organizations are you associated with and in which capacities (employee, volunteer, board member, etc.)?
LEARN Resource Center, employee.
How did you first become involved with your current organization(s)?
I was job hunting and saw an open position at LEARN Resource Center for a communications and special events coordinator. I applied for the position and have been with the organization since February 2016.
What is your favorite part of the organization(s) you work with? Why?
My favorite part of working for LEARN Resource Center is the interactions I get to have with the kids and people within the community. Working for a small nonprofit makes networking critical, and I love attending community functions and getting to know other doers in town. Also, a lot of my work happens behind the scenes, but when I do get to interact with the kids in our program it reminds me that what I do matters to each and every one of them.
What makes working with nonprofits fulfilling for you?
Knowing that I am providing a service to people who need it and making a positive difference on the lives of children. I’m not cranking out a product or trying to meet sales quotas. Instead I get to raise awareness for a cause that directly impacts families in my community.
What is the coolest thing about the organization(s) you work with?
The coolest thing about the organization is knowing that we provide a service that is local and needed in the community of New Haven. We aren’t trying to serve the entire state, or the entire country. We are focused on the immediate needs in our community and people appreciate what we are doing.
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