We have been going through some crazy reorganizing in the last month. From finalizing our application for tax exemption as a 501(c)3 organization to planning our programs for this summer to building our new website and creating our logo, we have been very busy. It has been a while since we have posted on our old blog and so I thought that our first new-blog post should give y’all an overview of what we have been doing!
First, at the end of March, Chelsey and Clay traveled to Jamaica to establish our first connections with universities and potential program facilitators. Our team was met with overwhelming enthusiasm and have been working with professors and students in Jamaica since their return. We are looking forward to our inaugural summer in Jamaica this coming July!
Second, we launched our new website last week and have had a lot of traffic since the site went live. As we build our organization we are also building a brand. Our new website reflects the growing professionalism of our organization and is a great tool for those who might want to get involved with our mission. Make sure to check it out!
Third, we have started recruiting facilitators for this summer’s programs! Due to the mess of things we had to complete before recruiting could begin, we are getting a bit of a late start. However, we have high hopes for getting well-rounded and enthusiastic volunteers for this summer’s programing. Directions for applying for a volunteer position can be found on our website under “Get Involved.”
Fourth, our paperwork for becoming a 501(c)3 organization has officially been submitted! We have worked on this for a while and so having the forms finished and sent off is quite a relief. Becoming a tax exempt non-profit is a lot of work, but the results are very rewarding. Gaining this status is the first step towards Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering Inc. becoming a fixture in the educational non-profit world. We are all looking forward to seeing how the organization blossoms!
Thank you for your continued interest in what we do. Knowing that we are making a positive impact on the world, no matter how large, is what makes our efforts worth-while.