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Devin Hibbard is the Founder and CEO of the Street Business School. This program is a tool for organizations to amplify their impact in the world. Currently, the organization is active in 21 countries around the world and is focused on Africa.
 
The idea for the organization started in 2004 with a woman named Molly Grace. Devin and her family discovered Molly making beads out of recycled paper. At the time, Molly's entire family was working in a rock quarry and the entire family earned $.65/day!
 
That all changed when a small article ran in Oprah magazine on Beads of Hope. Following publication of the magazine, Beads of Hope sold $90,000 worth of merchandise in six weeks! This business proved that women in business could create true, measurable impact that builds self esteem.
 
The Street Business School was launched and offers entrepreneurial training and confidence building to create transformation in the lives of women. Devin shared the story of Ruth, who started a street vegetable stand, and realized that if she had someone watch her children while she traveled three hours to buy directly from farmers, she could succeed. And, Ruth did succeed, increasing her monthly income from $22 to $177/month!
 
The Street Business School is headquartered in Niwot and tracks the success of its participants. On average, women enrolled in the program increase their daily earnings from $1.35/day to $3.20/day. And, two years after graduation, the average woman makes $4.19/day! The organization has a goal of reaching one million women by 2027. They currently work with 97 organizations and focus on women and helping people to survive as entrepreneurs.
Our Young Rotarians continue to meet every other week via a Zoom call.  The silent auction will be postponed, a fundraising event to benefit the Philippines Project, providing food and school supplies to children in that area.  


Hello Everyone,

 

The Rotary theme for 2020-21 is Rotary Opens Opportunities.. A key goal for the upcoming Rotary year will be how do we maintain and continue all that the club has built over the last 100+ years?  What do we need to do to maintain the club as a cohesive unit?  How do we continue to support our community through local grants and projects?  How do we continue to support Rotary International, the Foundation, and Polio plus?  Also, how do we prepare for the day when programs like RYLA are able to resume?  


A friend of mine is a multiple time cancer survivor.  He always says that tough times mean that better ones are in the future.  With that in mind, my focus will be on how we maintain what we have today, and how we prepare to transition to the other side of our current paradigm.  Longmont Rotary has a great tradition and a great group of people.  Like everything else these days, things will be a little more difficult than usual, but we can and will succeed.

 

Thanks

Dave

Longmont Rotary

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UPCOMING CLUB SPEAKERS
Lindsay N. Parsons
Sep 22, 2020
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Service Overview
Leanna Clark, CEO
Sep 29, 2020
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Dr. Reynaldo Martinez Jr.
Oct 06, 2020
International Workforce Education and Training
City of Longmont-Becky Doyle & Marijke Unger
Oct 13, 2020
2020 Ballot Issues
Professor Kenneth Bickers
Oct 20, 2020
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COVID Grant Awards Committee
Oct 27, 2020
COVID Grant Awards-1
COVID Grant Awards Committee
Nov 03, 2020
COVID Grant Awards-2
Britt Woodrum
Nov 10, 2020
The 14er's Project: Climbing 58 Peaks for ShelterBox
Katharine Reece
Nov 17, 2020
The Opp. Gap in Boulder County: How the “I Have A Dream” Foundation Is Helping to Close This Gap
Peggy Pingel
Nov 24, 2020
Who is Watching? Lessons in Personal Security and Scam Prevention
Cara Silletto
Dec 01, 2020
The Millennial Mindset: The Generational Story You’ve NEVER Heard
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Dec 22, 2020
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Jan 05, 2021
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