What do these numbers mean, you ask?
Really good things for the fight against extreme poverty, that’s what.
The ONE Campus Challenge (OCC) Season 7, Part I, has come to a close. And over the course of just three months, ONE Campus chapters authored 4,482 handwritten letters, made over 235 phone calls, and posted 1,930 tweets to their representatives and senators. ONE Campus chapters also conducted 111 in-person meetings with Congressional offices, and hosted 117 events on their respective campuses this semester. If you know anything about advocacy, you know that those are powerful numbers when it comes to substantive, effective actions that cause a message to be heard.
Congratulations to the top four awareness-raising, action-taking ONE chapters in the country this semester: Carthage College, SUNY-Oswego, University of Iowa, and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Each of these schools has accomplished some pretty incredible things on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable. As a result of their hard work, they’ve earned a seat on our ONE Student Advisory Board and will get to send one student representative to the OCC Season 7 grand prize in Washington, DC this summer.
Here’s a little photo collage with a few highlights from OCC Season 7, Part 1. Check it out and get inspired by these motivated, savvy, passionate students making real change in our world. And thank you to ONE student volunteers for an impactful and inspiring semester of awareness-raising, action-taking, and movement-building. Based on everything ONE Campus chapters accomplished this semester, I have a hunch that the spring semester is going to be a game-changer.