Started in 2007, ONE is a non-profit that believes in the power of college students to end the fight against extreme poverty around the world. MCN shares this vision and could not be more thrilled to welcome their partnership for MCC16. Students who are a part of ONE Campus have exclusive benefits, apply today!
Over the course of MCC16 in DC, ONE Campus will be hosting a Lobbying Day on the Hill, leading two Impact Studios, participating in Career Clusters at several meals, and hosting an information session. Learn more about a few of the individual sessions below:
Impact Studio #1: Use your voice, change the world: From charity to justice
WHO: Fady Tawadrous, Manager for College Organizing and Jen Fraser, Director for College Organizing at the ONE Campaign
WHAT: Charity, direct service, and awareness are important parts of making the world a better place. But advocacy and activism are often left out of the picture. Grassroots advocacy is a hugely effective way to make real, long-term change on an issue you care about. By writing a handwritten letter or tweeting at your U.S. Representative, you can help empower literally millions of lives.
In this workshop, we’ll share “the 4 P’s”: ONE’s secret sauce for fighting global poverty and preventable disease. Following ONE’s advocacy journey to pass the Electrify Africa Act, we’ll discuss what advocacy is, which types of advocacy actions are most likely to impact U.S. legislation, and how your student organization can start engaging in advocacy right away in order to have a bigger impact.
Impact studio #2:How to think like an organizer
WHO: Gordon Wong and Maddy Vonhoff, Managers for College Organizing at the ONE Campaign
WHAT: Beef up your leadership skills! If you’re a student leader on your campus, then you’re an organizer. In this workshop, learn what grassroots organizing is and how you can do it more effectively in order to build a social movement on your campus for the issues you care about. We’ll practice several tried and true campaigning and organizing tactics such as power-mapping, relationship building, story-telling, goal-setting, and the art of the “one on one”.
Info session: Information session: Leadership opportunities with the ONE Campaign
WHO: ONE Campaign’s college organizing staff
WHAT: ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. In 2007, ONE launched the ONE Campus program to propel this group into action and mobilize college students in the fight against extreme poverty.
ONE Campus strives to combine the crucial elements of advocacy campaigns with the energy and activism unique to the college experience. Students apply to become a ONE Campus Leader and start/lead their school’s ONE chapter to take meaningful advocacy actions that urge political leaders to support programs that are saving lives and creating sustainable futures in the developing world every day. ONE provides ONE Campus Leaders with campaign direction, materials, coaching, leadership training, and exclusive opportunities such as a spot at ONE’s annual leadership conference, the ONE Power Summit in Washington DC.
Come learn more about ONE’s work and this unique leadership opportunity!