2008 Fellows

    Amanda Schweitzer

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“From this experience, I was able to develop my communication skills, which will be an asset in my future endeavors. I successfully produced a number of letters that Community Impact and its partners will be able to use when contacting prospective vendors. In addition, I also communicated with business managers and owners by telephone to ensure that our message was received and clearly understood.”

“Additionally, I have come to realize that nonprofits rely heavily on the cooperation of community members that are able to contribute. Support allows more people to be served, thus increasing the impact that a group has on the community.  Overall, this project has allowed me to understand how Community Impact is viewed by its neighbors. Since I received a positive response from many of the local businesses contacted, this is a clear indication of the necessity of this organization for the surrounding area.”