Knowledge of Careers, Inc. Elysee Event by Slidely Slideshow
We had an exciting month of development here at K.O.C.! While our classes continued with amazing and education presentations to the students, we were engaging and entertaining the community around us, holding multiple events to bring in other nonprofit leaders and neighborhood activists, as well as developing corporate and governmental partnerships. Our main event was our silent auction fundraiser graciously held at the Elysee sales gallery. The turnout was fantastic and we were able to raise over $1,000 from donations, all of which will go to developing and improving the experience for our students. Among our multiple auction items ranging from private brewery tours and luxury hotel stays, we had two local artists showcasing their work for the benefit of K.O.C. as well. A huge thank you to everyone who attended, we can’t wait to see you at our next event!
Speaking of which, we will be having a Nonprofit Networking event in early May! We will be hosting and featuring numerous young and experienced professionals in the nonprofit field of south Florida at a venue in Wynwood, where ideas and strategies on how to better our community will merge and develop. We at K.O.C. will be discussing our plans for the future of the organization as we head into our third semester at Booker T. Washington Senior High School, and how the students from the first academic year will be developing within the program as they graduate into sophomores. We would love to see you there! If you’re involved in the nonprofit field, or are interested in it, please attend! Email [email protected] for more information as well as to RSVP.
Lastly, within the classroom, we will be holding a mock interview educational course and practice session for our students as opposed to the typical presentation. Some of our students will become K.O.C. Ambassadors as they move into their second year of high school. This title comes with increased opportunities to connect with our presenters, and as such will impact their long term professional development throughout high school. This means more responsibility on their shoulders as well, which we will be assisting them with by offering them proactive preparation courses, such as our mock interview session. We are looking forward to how it goes and what the students think of it, expect to hear more about it in next month’s newsletter!