5 Greatest Areas of Need
On January 17, 2017 GOODProjects hosted the first of many GOODBreakfast, with the support of our Congressional host Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and sponsor David Williams, Managing Principal, Deloitte LLP. The breakfast brought D.C. youth representing their communities together with prominent political and business leaders. GOODBreakfast consisted of an open dialogue on the needs and opportunities of the underserved youth of Washington DC, focusing on the six greatest areas of need: Education, Mental Health, Physical Health, Nutrition, Social Unrest, and Economic Opportunity.
Too often when discussing how to solve issues faced by underserved communities, we turn to prominent leaders, politicians, and businessmen, without involving those who are directly affected. GOODBreakfast gave individuals from within these communities the platform to have their voices heard and the leaders the opportunity to listen to the most important needs of their community.
Jane Roger, Executive Director of Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation
Tim Shriver, Chairman Special Olympics International;
Jennifer Niles; Deputy Mayor of D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education;
Susan Schaefler, CEO of KIPP DC
Katherine Bradley, President of CityBridge Foundation;
Michael F. Curtin, Jr., CEO of D.C. Central Kitchen;
Mary E. McClymont, President of Public Welfare Foundation