[Community-service] The External Outreach Committee

Gloria Graves gloria.graves at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 14:03:40 UTC 2017

I will like to join.
Thank you

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> On Aug 28, 2017, at 9:28 PM, Kyra Sweeney via Community-Service <community-service at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
>  Are you still looking for a committee of the Community Service
> Division to join? Consider joining the External Outreach Committee!
> This committee's main goal is to reach out to service organizations,
> universities, and blindness agencies, in order to share our vision of
> blind people giving back to our communities alongside our sighted
> peers. We will aim to raise expectations about the capability of the
> blind to serve, and spread awareness about the National Federation of
> the Blind. We will decide on this year's projects at our first
> meeting, but Here are some examples of what  we could be working on:
> 1. Identifying major national service organizations, connecting blind
> people with these organizations,  and contacting their leaders to
> discuss the equal participation of the blind.
> 2. Outreach to Disability Services offices and Community Engagement
> centers at universities around the country, to encourage blind
> students to volunteer on campus and to become involved with the NFB.
> 3. Contacting blindness agencies and helping them find volunteer
> opportunities and service projects.
> If you are creative, enjoy a challenge, and like telling people about
> the NFB's positive philosophy on blindness,  External Outreach is the
> committee for you. If you would like to get involved, please contact
> me off-list at kyra.sweeney94 at gmail.com. Thanks and I hope to hear
> from you!
> Best,
> Kyra Sweeney
> External Outreach Committee Chair, National Federation of the Blind
> Community Service Division
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