Category Archives: Ideation

What Happens When Summer’s Not So Hot?

So Samantha Gross of Salon.com recently wrote a story about the budget crisis leading to major cuts in summer programming for youth in NYC. The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates also discussed how Washington, DC is suffering the same fate. The basic issue: communities have no money to provide parents with activities for their children during the…

BONUS POST: Legendary – Rest In Power Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron passed into the heavens today. As with so many other “reports” of celebrity deaths on Twitter, I refused to believe it at first. Then NPR posted this:  And so it is. I’ll admit: I know little of GSH, except that he taught us The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, but they’ll tell us…

(Re)Envisioning Faith

So I thought of something great as I was on my way home this evening.  Well… after this happened: As I walked in the rain (from my actual stop), I began thinking about what’s going to happen with VisionSpeaks, Inc., the nonprofit I’ve been working on.  As you can see on the home page, I…

Wish List

So I have a lot going on in 2011.  A. Lot. graduating from my master’s program turning 30 publishing the strategic plan to end & prevent youth homelessness in DC moving to a new city starting a PhD program All of these things are amazing and awesome and just super great.  I’m very excited about…

Retreat on #DCHomelessYouth

As many of you know, I’m playing a major role in developing DC’s first framework to end & prevent youth homelessness.  For the past eight months, we’ve gathered voices from various DC government and nonprofit agencies, hoping to pull together a draft framework.  Our plan was to use data from the youth survey to complete…

#PhDorBust: Lessons for a Lifetime

So I get on The Twitter Sunday morning and see that my beloved mentor has tweeted this: So I responded by doing a happy dance for her.  Then there was this: followed by this:  That last part about remembering that it’s about the journey is what got to me.  I realized several years ago that…

¡JOBS GALORE!

With so much talk about how people can’t find jobs, I must admit I’m having a hard time grasping why.  There is, of course, the obvious recession/depression, but even so, @StefRenee ALWAYS manages to send out copious numbers of job notices from @Idealist (and other resources) on an almost daily basis (sometimes 3 & 4 lists/day!).  These…

Amanda Michelle Jones’ Top 5 Reasons for Tweeting All Day… And Night

Actually, I’m not gonna rank these in any particular order because, well, any of them could be number 1, depending on what I’m going for. Knowledge. Sure, we’ve all heard about how people on Twitter have beat traditional news outlets in sharing breaking news.  But did you know that Twitter is a great, free forum…

Shifting Winds – OR – Mission Expanded

(Yes, I’m supposedly asleep.  Clearly this was more pressing, so here I am.  Just roll with me.  Also, you should have read the title of this post out loud in your best imitation of the Rocky & Bullwinkle announcer.) So as I’ve progressed in my professional-educational experience, the vision I have for fighting youth homelessness…

What's your magic bullet?

Stuff like this is why I <3 @PurposeFinder -Amanda (Celebrating 9 years after I was held up as gunpoint for my car) To share via the web, click here http://mvmt.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=08279a54b15274ceaaf10126d&id=539fdd3af5&e=1d7a46674d

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