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Celebrating My Last

             As my journey within the Humanics courses has come to an end, I am excited to say I am very grateful for the experiences I’ve had with my group, other Humanics scholars, Dr. Simmons, Dr. Jendian, and community members. I can truly say that Humanics has...

Two Great Leaders

The semester has come to an end and many of us are ready for a break from all the school work. I myself am looking forward to not having to wake up early. During this winter break I know one thing is for certain and that is that I will be doing a lot of reflecting on...

Tough Love

We had to set aside our personal love for the organization and give an honest evaluation. In doing so, we came to the conclusion that a little tough love was in the best interest of the organization.

Representation Matters

In my limited experience, not many CBO boards are made up of representatives from the populations they serve. This is vitally important to the operation of a CBO. I believe more should incorporate community representatives into their boards because representation matters.

Another Semester Done!

Our large team of 17 had the task of evaluating Poverello House's progress since they received the grant last semester. It was an interesting experience to work with so many people. We had our sub teams, and that is were we got most of the work done. The whole team...

Reflection

As this semester comes to a close and I make my final blog post, I'm happy to report I have found my path. It came in the form of having the "aha" moment I had when I first realized I want to be a grant writer, and to my surprise more "aha" moments soon followed....

Team Projects

I had the opportunity of meeting, working and learning from amazing scholars in my Grant Writing and Evaluation class team projects. I was surprised to learn at the beginning of the semester of the class consisting of group projects. I must admit I was stressing...

Final Blog post

As the semester comes to an end and my time with the humanics programs wraps, I would like think about just last week. We celebrated the end of the semester at The Bucket located on Fresno State Campus. It was Desja, Samantha, Melissa and her two kids, (one of which...

Fifth Blog Post

As the semester comes to close and my time with the humanics program ends, I would like think back a month ago when my humanics started working on grant evaluations. The second half of our classes on evaluation the grants the humanics program has awarded funds to. Our...

Fourth Blog Post

As the semester comes to a close and my time with the humanics programs comes to an end, I would like to think back to the time me and a fellow humanics scholars attended a AFP conferences. AFP stands for the Association of Fundraising Partners. They hold conferences...

Third Blog Post

As the semester comes to a close ad my time with the humanics program ends, I would like to think back to the time me and my fellow humanics scholars went to the monthly Art hop exhibit in downtown Fresno together. The humanics projects encourage that scholars go out...

As the semester comes to an end, I would like to think back to the time we meet the representative of community benefit organization we selected to write grants for. We assembled in the second story of the library for this meeting. My grant writing group composed of...

First blog post

As the semester comes to a close and my time with the humanics program ends, I would like to recall the first time I met the majority of the humanics scholars and the instructors It was at a weekend retreat at camp el o win. I had never heard of mandatory weekend...

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