Alyssa Ramos (we call her Ali) is a member of our operations team. She is also one amazing woman, who has taken herself from homelessness to college graduation on the strength of her own guts and brains, both of which she has in abundance. Ali’s dream is to build sustainable schools in places around the world that offer little opportunity for kids. According to Ali’s dream, kids not only learn the basics of language, history, math, and science, but they also learn about sustainable living on every level, and then go on to work in new industries that will be critically needed in our modern, environmentally challenged world.
Ali and her team have created a short video as part of a competition for $30,000 in funding for her project. The public is asked to vote for the project they deem most worthwhile, and it is possible for everyone to vote once a day. The other contestants will be assembling their own team of supporters, but I want Ali to have the strength of our readers’ collective efforts, to make sure her video gets the votes needed to win.
I regularly watch a segment called “The Good Stuff” on CNN, where people like Ali are featured. In another year or so, once Ali’s school project is further advanced, she will probably be one of those amazing people featured. Today, I am asking everyone who believes in personal success stories to help us get the winning number of votes for Ali’s project. Here’s how to vote:
STEP 1) Click this link to register: http://www.phillyinfocus.com/channel/philly-dogooder-ii/
You have to create an account in order to vote! To create an account you need to submit a username and email.
STEP 2) Check your email in order to confirm your account. Note: the password is generated for you.
If you do not see the email, please check your Spam/Junk Folder.
STEP 3) Follow the link in your email. Sign in with your username and the password they generated for you.
STEP 4) VOTE FOR US HERE:
Our video is called – Schools for Sustainability
It will take just a few minutes but will make a huge difference. Your support is greatly appreciated!