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  • Writer's pictureThe Rivers School

Off they go!

Back in March, Kit Cunningham, Director of Service Learning, and Amy Enright, Director of the Center for Community and Civic Engagement announced an amazing opportunity for students to participate in the 2019 CARE conference. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization, whose mission is to advocate for policies that end global poverty and empower women and girls worldwide.

Last year, CARE provided emergency support in over 90 countries. From June 9-11, rising seniors Lauren Barich, Callie Bloom, Aliesha Campbell, Zoie Gainey, and Julia Turissini along with rising juniors Romy Arie and Bella Joseph will join “CARE Action advocates, students and global citizens for 3 days of inspiring speakers, immersive advocacy trainings and face-to-face meetings with members of Congress.”

After a day of travel on Sunday, we arrived in D.C. for dinner with Kathryn Alexander, Communications Director for Massachusetts Congresswoman, Katherine Clark. Ms. Alexander shared advice and answered our questions about her career path in social justice and politics. She also described Representative Clark’s busy day-to-day schedule! This small-setting discussion was a perfect way to start our conference experience!


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