A Day (And a Half) In The Life…

I’m currently in the middle of a 36 hour stretch that I think effectively encapsulates my experience being the leader of this brand new organization.

Monday, December 7th:

10am: Meeting with Professor Peter Edelman to discuss reconnecting disengaged youth, from a policy perspective.
12pm: Return home. Send a thank you note to The MB & Edna Zale Foundation for the discretionary grant Reach, Inc. just received.
1pm: Send e-mails and make phone calls to set up appointments/discussions with nonprofit and educational leaders. Successfully schedule meetings with representatives from FLOC, City Year, and Sidwell Friends.
2pm: Work on grant proposal for The Crowell & Moring Foundation until the end of the day.
8pm: Write blog about today and tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 8th:

8am: Spend the morning observing literacy instruction at Wheatley Elementary School in DC’s Trinidad neighborhood.
12pm: Continue work on Crowell & Moring grant.
4pm: Final preparations for Reach’s first DC event – Libations for Literacy. Finalize sign in process, confirm door prizes, get change, and get to Cleveland Park.
6pm: Libations for Literacy! Come out for a drink and to support Reach, Inc.
10pm: Close down the event, count the funds raised, and get some sleep before getting back to work on Wednesday morning.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Mark
Founder and President – Reach, Inc.
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