Inspired to Make a Difference

The Wisconsin Regional Officer team was inspired after hearing a speaker from Green Bay’s New Community Shelter during our summer Chapter Leadership Academy. Since then, we’ve been researching homelessness for an Honors Case Study Challenge and a Regional service project.

As part of our research, we visited Homeless Connection in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Friday, August 17, 2018. During the tour, we were given a glimpse of an average day of someone living in the homeless shelter and learned about the intake process and the services available.

An interview with Executive Director Jerome Martin helped us connect our academic research with real-life experience. One thing we learned is there is an increase in the number of college-aged individuals who are seeking assistance. Jerome also shared that on an average night, around 350 people in the Fox Cities alone are homeless.

After our tour, we reflected on our research and started planning. Now, we’re inspired and motivated to make a difference!

Join us at the Fall Leadership Conference in Appleton, Wis., on September 28-29, 2018, to hear more about what we have learned–and stay tuned to find out about how you can have an impact.