Three Gals and a Neighborhood: We Took Action, You Can Too
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Room: Sem II D2107
Sure, you can sit around and write Facebook statuses about how there is so much wrong with this world or you can step up to the plate and become an agent of change. In this session, you’ll hear stories from three Greeners about how they came together to tackle the same problem (illiteracy) from three different approaches. But that’s not all. At the end of this session, you will have concrete steps to take to address a challenge in your neighborhood. They did it. So can you!
Teri Hein '76: Teri Hein taught for 25 years before starting 826 Seattle. She is a published author of numerous essays and stories including her memoir, Atomic Farmgirl. Teri has won awards for both her writing and teaching, including a Fulbright Scholarship for research into different educational styles in Latin America.
826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to assist teachers to inspire their students to write. Services are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
Kathleen Doherty Goldfarb, '82: Kathleen Doherty Goldfarb is a teacher in Seattle Public Schools—a job she adores. She took a brief professional leave of absence a few years ago to join the programming staff at 826 Seattle—a job she also adored. When she is not teaching in her 4th grade classroom, you can sometimes find her teaching workshop classes at 826 Seattle, as just one of the scores of volunteers that make this amazing place for young writers possible.
Pam McEwan, '76: Pam MacEwan has been on the front lines of health care policy regionally and nationally for over 20 years. Currently, Pam is Chief of Staff for the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange.
In addition, Pam has been a leader in the Seattle Alliance for Education, and she is vice chair of 826 Seattle. In addition to her bachelor's degree in economics from The Evergreen State College, Pam received a master's degree in arts/teaching from Brown University.
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