Posts Tagged ‘service’

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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Pomp and Circumstance Revisited

Written by FCP Communications on . Posted in communications, Stuff We Like


Bethany Henderson is the amazing founder of City Hall Fellows. She just ended a stint as a White House Fellow.  This spring, she was asked to give the commencement address at her high school exactly 20 years after her graduation and she was stuck. Roadblocked.  Unsure of what to say.

So she did what many of us do in those situations, she asked “The Crowd.”

She posted a quick tweet asking for commencement advice.  Dan was one of the respondents and suggested that students harness their superpower…relentlessly

Bethany ran with that concept and created something fantastic.

The lesson – your friends will always be there for you…just ask.  The inspiration you need may be a tweet, email, or phone call away.

Bethany’s speech is humble, personal, inspiring, and amazing.  You can find it on her blog, “Finding Our Best Selves.” Please read and share.