This past weekend, I was lucky to attend the East Coast Conference on Hunger & Homelessness at Boston University. It was a exciting experience – with nearly 300 enthusiastic students and activists attending, the energy levels were tangible! Every one of these students is participating on wonderful service projects to improve the lives of people in their communities, and hearing about the projects was inspirational!
Every Spring, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness hosts this regional conference focused on hunger, homelessness, and poverty-related issues. After hosting a successful national conference this fall at the University of Southern California, the National Student Campaign organized this past weekend’s east coast event with workshops, panel discussions, innovative programming ideas, and fun networking opportunities. Here’s the website for the summit, with more info: http://www.studentsagainsthunger.org/ecsummit/ecsummit.asp?id2=28639.
The National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness is committed to ending hunger and homelessness in America by educating, engaging, and training students to directly meet individuals’ immediate needs while advocating for long-term systemic solutions. You can learn more by visiting their website: http://www.studentsagainsthunger.org/
Many thanks to the organizers & students who made this conference such a great event – here are a couple pictures from the weekend!