The WICT Network: Southeast chapter is no stranger to bolstering strong community outreach, giving back to the southeast region and improving lives along the way.
In 2021, our chapter was honored to partner with NAMIC Atlanta to bring awareness to and help end youth homelessness with our community fundraising outreach event – Steps to Stability. In support of Covenant House Georgia, the WICT Network: Southeast and NAMIC Atlanta ventured out in a friendly 10-day challenge that gave members the opportunity to get fit by logging their steps (50k registrant goal), telling their friends, family, colleagues and companies to get involved by donating, and after meeting personal steps milestones, participants unlocked humbling journeys from teens housed at Covenant House. We proudly exceeded our goals by logging over 2 million steps and raising over $10,600 dollars for the community.
Part of The WICT Network’s mission is to connect, be a catalyst, be fearless and inspire. Our Outreach and Philanthropy in the southeast region encompass these key touchpoints. We are focused in our efforts to connect with other organizations to build a diverse community support system that spans across multiple professions and industries. We foster partnerships with like-minded organizations in an effort to give back to our local communities.
The WICT Network: Southeast members are innovative thinkers and act as catalysts in all we do. One of our priorities is to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion and to be fearless in our pursuits to elevate our chapter, our leadership and our community.
Making a difference, together.
Georgia State University – Marketing Capstone Clothing Closet
The WICT Network: Southeast has partnered with Dr. Stephanie Herbst-Lucke at Georgia State University to assist students with their final marketing course requirement: the Marketing Capstone. This course sees 3,000-4,000 students each year and is the entry point to the workforce. Students will get the chance to interact with CEOs, COOs, and CMOs from top companies here in Atlanta. This means that they are expected to dress in business attire. Sixty percent of Georgia State students are from families that live below the poverty line (less than $30K/year), a large part of the student body are single parents, and roughly 80% of students are not housing secure. Therefore, they are unable to afford the clothing needed to successfully pass this class and graduate.
Here is where our chapter comes in. Dr. Herbst-Lucke has the beginnings of an amazing clothing closet for these students full of business attire donated over the years, but she needs additional items and monetary donations to make it work. She needs more clothing racks (currently the clothes are piled up on the floor getting dirty), hangers, and some other items.
In addition to the racks, there is an additional opportunity to give. As you can imagine, dry cleaning and altering clothing, especially for this many students, can be expensive. Below is a link to the Marketing Department at GSU. **Please be sure to add in the comments section that that your gift is to support the marketing students clothing closet.**
Finally, she is also in need of volunteers to help organize the closet. If you are interested, please reach out to her at email@example.com to set time up.
The WICT Network: Southeast and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Community Partnership
The WICT Network: Southeast has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta for their 2022-2023 Miss Media program.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is the premier organization for girl leadership in Atlanta, GA with a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
The WICT Network is the largest and oldest professional association serving women in media whose mission is to help create women leaders that transform the media, entertainment, and technology industry.
Together we make the perfect partnership!
Miss Media was created to provide media training to Girl Scout Juniors to Ambassadors to become spokespersons and brand ambassadors for the organization. Miss Media is an 8-month program for a group of selected girls in middle school and high school. The program provides the opportunity for girls to explore the evolving media environment, have hands-on experience developing communication skills, and engage in career exploration. Here is additional information on the unique program.
If you would like to volunteer at any of the WICT Network: Southeast partnered Miss Media sessions, please email Shelley Hoffmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
For short-term volunteer opportunities with the Girl Scouts of Great Atlanta, click here.
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