September 16 2010
Listen: Exactly how we determine which organizations and stories we bring to light depends on the campaign we’re running. Our main goal for the Make A Difference is to activate our listeners by presenting them with opportunities with which they can really connect. So, in the middle of August we put out an appeal to our listeners and members to find out what kind of volunteering they’re involved with, so they can share them with the rest of our audience. Through Facebook, Twitter, and our newsletter, we got a number of great responses, and this piece featuring Alisa Streets is the first of that batch.
Alisa has been involved in a number of volunteer opportunities (notably, she’s a founder of a group in Milwaukee named Sapphic Adventures), but we focused on her involvement with Habitat For Humanity. Recently, Alisa finished up a successful and productive year of Americorps service with Habitat. In fact, these experiences with Habitat were so impacting, she’s already returned with them as a volunteer (scroll to the bottom for the audio piece).
Produced by: Adam Carr