Posts Tagged ‘Reflections’

FCP Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

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This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and while teachers around the country will be treated to apples on desks and Starbucks giftcards, here at Full Court Press we’re honoring teachers by reflecting upon the powerful impact a teacher can have. In our work with education organizations such as EducationSuperHighway, Peralta Community College District, and the California Acceleration Project, we’ve seen how much work is being done to try to improve education systems. One thing we can agree upon is the need to appreciate, encourage, and cultivate more life-changing teachers like the ones we celebrate today.

Today and every day, FCP celebrates a lifelong love of learning, and a deep appreciation for those who teach and cultivate it. We had the FCP staff share some reflections on teachers who have had a lasting impact on them below:   

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Everything I Learned, I Learned at Cheerios

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Early in my career, I had the opportunity to work at General Mills. Working with leading and trusted brands like Cheerios, Wheaties, and Betty Crocker was an eye-opener and powerful learning experience.

May 1 is the anniversary of the original launch of Cheerios in 1941. In honor of Cheerio’s 76th anniversary, here are three reflections from my time in Minneapolis working at General Mills.

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The Inheritance:  Sometimes you build a brand, but sometimes you inherit one. Thousands of people worked for 50 years on the Cheerios “brand” long before I got there. And thousands more will continue to do so for years to come.

International Women’s Day

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Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration of the many social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Full Court Press rounded up some of the female figures who have most inspired us. These change-makers are merely a small sample of the incredible women working to make the world a better, more just place for all. They demonstrate for us all ways to #BeBoldForChange .

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HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM FCP

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By: Audrey Baker

April 22, 2016 is the 46th Earth Day! To mark this moment we’ve asked our staff which environmental leaders, organizations and outdoor places inspire us to celebrate our earth. Below are some of our answers.Earth day shosh

Shoshanna’s response: I’m very inspired by 15 year old Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, a youth climate-activist who is taking on climate change issues through music and performance. I first saw Xiuhtezcatl perform at PowerShift in 2013, where he and his brother awed the audience with the climate-focused music. For me, this young-man is a representation of hope for the next generation. Not to mention, he is from my hometown, Boulder, CO. So we have a deep and an unspoken mountain connection.

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Audrey’s response: I spent the summers of 2011-2014 in the Sierra Nevada’s at UC Berkeley’s Alumni Camp, the Lair of the Golden Bear. The camp is located in beautiful Pinecrest, California off of Highway 108 in Tuolumne County. The giant pine trees, fields of flowers, Tuolumne Creek, and Pinecrest Lake make for a beautiful and inspiring home away from home. Over the years I’ve noticed changes to the climate of Pinecrest. Several feet of snow used to collect in the winter and would fill up the creek for the summer. However, there is far less snow now, which means the creek has much less water, and is completely dried up by August. Pinecrest is my reminder about the drastic climate changes our earth is going through, and my inspiration to continue to work to preserve our planet.

International Women’s Day

Written by FCP Communications on . Posted in Stuff We Like

Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration of social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. To celebrate International Women’s Day, FCP rounded up some of our most inspirational female figures. These change-makers are a small sample of the incredible women working to make the world a better, more just place for all. #IWD2016

 

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Audrey’s pick: FLOTUS – I’m inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama for being a powerful woman of color. I applaud her efforts to reverse child obesity, balance women in the work force, and encourage arts and arts education, to name a few. Michelle also works to support mentoring programs for young girls, encouraging them to break the glass ceiling.

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Caitlin’s pick: As I reflect on women I’m inspired by, the list is long and diverse. However, one of the first inspiring women that came to mind is Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She has been working tirelessly and unflinchingly to protect the rights of women. In a time where there is so much at stake, it is comforting to know there are people like Cecile that are working hard for us to defend our rights as women.

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Sarah’s pick: Gabby Giffords dedicated her life to public service as the youngest woman ever elected to the Arizona State Senate and then as a Member of Congress. She stepped down from Congress after she was shot at a community event. Now, she’s raising her voice in the fight for responsible gun policies – an issue that effects women. Women in our country are approximately 11 times more likely to be killed by a gun than women in other high-income countries. I’m inspired both by Gabby’s tenacity in recovering from her injuries and how she’s turned that horrific event into a call for action and change.