Tired of waiting to hear who won the 2nd and 3rd challenges? A big congrats to our chapter at Becker College who rolled up their sleeves and collected over 200 phones for our partner Hope Phones earning 1st place. They were closely followed by the University of Washington and University of Texas- El Paso who earned 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Many thanks to all the campuses that participated—because of your hard work, those old phones will save lives!
Many of our chapters put on incredibly impressive events for World Water Day, but the University of Florida secured 1st place (and 500 points) in our 3rd challenge with their multi-faceted campaign that included letter writing campaign, Water Pressures screening, a creative water quilt, and their Running for Water 5k. The University of Michigan earned 2nd place for their focus on political advocacy and UC- Berkeley earned 3rd for their global discourse on water.
Ever heard of GAFSP? Most people haven’t. The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program has a powerful mission, but a pretty clunky name. Help rename this global agriculture program before the G8 in May! Click here to check out the challenge and watch a couple of videos about it!
These 20 candidates are heading to the ONE Power Summit in Washington DC this April. Then, the final 8 will be selected and travel to South Africa and Zambia this summer with ONE and Chegg for good! Click here to view the 20!
We didn’t think it could be done, but here we are: We have narrowed down the 50 finalists for our once-in-a-lifetime internship program and trip to Africa with Chegg this summer! We received more than 1,500 stellar applicants, so you can imagine choosing just 50 finalists was not an easy task.
Now here’s your chance to hear from the finalists themselves why they should travel with us to hone their advocacy skills and experience the issues of extreme poverty firsthand this summer. Head over the Chegg for Good Facebook page to watch videos from the top 50 and vote for your favorites by March 21. Be forewarned, we’ve got some passionate advocates and skilled videographers here. Can’t say we envy you having to choose just 20!
So what’s next? We narrow down the list once again to the top 20 finalists who will be coming to DC this April for our annual ONE Power Summit. We can’t wait to meet these students in person and see who really has what it takes to be the ONE. Stay tuned and make sure you vote!
The deadline is March 15 to apply for the chanceto work with Bread for the World this summer in Washington DC! They will be accepting 75 young ministers and church leaders from across the country to participate in this anti-hunger advocacy training. Join in June 9-12, 2012 for workshops and a day to lobby your members of Congress.
This past Saturday, ONE at the University of Florida participated in a community service project serving breakfast to Gainesville’s homeless population. Living in a county with one of the highest homelessness rates in the U.S., we felt the need to give back to our community.
Besides giving our members a first-hand insight into the world of hunger and poverty, we were able to spread our mission to the other volunteers at the event. Overall, we had a great time getting to know everyone we helped and we look forward to our future community service events!
-Liz Ohrablo, OCC President at University of Florida
ONE Campus mobilizes students and campus leaders on global issues of extreme poverty and preventable disease. ONE challenges college students to channel that energy and ensure legislative and policy victories for improved government, greater economic development, and smarter aid in the developing world.
ONE Campus mobilizes students and campus leaders on global issues of extreme poverty and preventable disease. ONE challenges college students to channel that energy and ensure legislative and policy victories for improved government, greater economic development, and smarter aid in the developing world. Learn more.