Tag Archives: positive social change

St. Martin De Porres House of Hope

house of hope bldgChampion a Cause

I first heard of the St. Martin De Porres House of Hope a few years ago from a close friend of the family, Cathie. A few weeks Cathie called asking for donations and support. My mission is to Help Other People Everywhere (HOPE) and took this as a sign. A cause I could Champion.

Interview with Sr. Therese O'Sullivan

I visited St. Martin De Porres House of Hope, located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, recently and interviewed Sr. Therese O'Sullivan. She talked about the House of Hope and her hopes for the future. The House of Hope is a converted Catholic grammar school to a shelter for homeless women. Listen at http://danhansen.com/32.

Tis the Season for Giving (Going the Extra Mile)

Less than 62 days to help keep the St. Martin De Porres House of Hope going into the future.

Christmas has come and gone. Tis still the season for giving and still coffee makes a great gift. My goal is to sell 8,000 boxes of coffee to help raise most of if not all the $40,000 needed to keep their doors open. Buy 3 or 4 boxes at WantMyCoffee.com. 50% of all profits will be donated to the St. Martin De Porres House of Hope.

Links:

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A Visit to the Last House on the Block ~ Carol Marin, Chicago Sun-Times

Scholar-Practitioner Mindset: TCC Episode 25

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Today's Episode:

  • Project 10K
  • Scholar-practitioner
  • Positive Social Change
  • My Research
  • Scholar-Practitioner Mindset

Project 10K

Project 10K is a fundraising project to raise $10,000, through coffee, for Lurie's Children Hospital and other Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to Help Save Kids Lives! For every box of coffee, tea, or any of our products at ExtraLifeCafe.com, 100% of the profits will be donated to Extra-Life!

What is a scholar-practitioner

Walden University's (2014) goal is to help students become scholar-practitioners by challenging them to integrate scholarly research with their own expertise as skilled practitioners in their fields. In other words, research what you do in your field of work or industry by creating improvements in your field or positive social change. My field of study is social media, hence the podcast. I want to improve student retention rates.

What is Positive Social Change

Walden University (2014) defines positive social change as a commitment to improving the human and social condition by creating and applying ideas to promote the development of individuals, communities, and organizations, as well as society as a whole. I am committed to changing social conditions in graduate studies either online or traditional by bridging the gap between brick-and-mortar and click-and-mortar.

My Research

Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Student Retention in Graduate Programs: A Delphi study

  • Forecast trends in
    • Social media (Connectedness)
    • Student retention (Persistence)
    • Graduate studies
  • Connectedness
  • Persistence

Scholar-Practitioner Mindset

  1. You are the expert
  2. Make Improvements in your field or industry
  3. Create Positive Social Change

References:

Walden University. (2014). Introduction. Walden University Catalog. Retrieved from http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=106&navoid=27845

Simon, M. K., & Goes, J. (2013). Dissertation & scholarly research: Recipes for success. (2013 ed.). USA: Dissertation Success, LLC.

Books:

Coffee and Positive Social ChangeThe Coffee Couch Logo

I know a few people in Africa that have been affected by the Ebola and friends who have come back to the states not affected. I understand the severity of the epidemic and see the government’s reaction to it by restricting travel in and out of West Africa, as well as setting up facilities to treat the disease. This also means that health organizations and hospitals need to create and implement strategies to contain and treat patients (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). I like to think outside the box and look at alternatives, which is why I'm excited to own my own healthy coffee business.

My coffee company, Organo Gold, just opened up in Nigeria and the response to having Ganoderma Lucidum, infused in the coffee, helping many people has been overwhelming. Nyishar (2013) suggested that Ganoderma is an adaptogen and has many health benefits, especially helping the immune system as well as many health benefits like cancer. I am glad that the herb in my coffee is helping people feeling better from the effects of Ebola. The study I would like to see happen is to see what the actual effects that this miraculous king of herbs could do against it.

It is amazing what an impact on social change that could make. Not only would it help with health but also add to economic growth. It has made a difference in my life by no longer taking allergy medicine and losing almost 80 pounds, as well as providing a source of residual income. Organo Gold is all about creating positive social through personal development and helping people change their money. Who knew coffee and positive social change went together!

References:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014, October 27). Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/exposure/monitoring-and-movement-of-persons-with-exposure.html.

Morand, S. (2012). What is ganoderma? Retrieved from http://www.evictorynews.com/what-is-ganoderma/

Nyishar, P. (2013). Health Benefits Of Reishi Mushroom. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm33bzTa8u4.

Links:

Organo Goldhttp://wantmycoffee.organogold.com