It was warm day in Walnut Creek, CA when I met up with an old high school classmate, Katia Gomez, who happens to be the Founder of Educate2Envision (E2E).
We spent a couple hours over lunch catching up, chatting about each others organizations, trading ideas, and simply brainstorming.
Excitement flowed through both of us as we talked about our visions.
That happened to be the day that I fully understood what E2E stood for and the mission it was on.
I love when people tackle big problems…and not just in the technology space. So, needless to say, I was excited for her and everything she had accomplished since the founding of E2E (She won a Do Something! award by the way).
Fast forward to a couple weeks ago. I found myself right back in Walnut Creek chatting with Katia.
The food was way better this time around.
For the next three hours we discussed new ideas (coffee lovers, you’ll love this initiative). And then she asked if I was interested in joining the E2E Advisory Board.
Calm, cool, and collected, I looked up from my tastey salad and said I was interested. Deep down inside I was really screaming, “Hell ya!”
Before I go on…
What exactly is E2E you ask?
E2E is a California based 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that goes beyond donating school supplies and building schools to drive economic development in rural communities through student-run small businesses. Currently focusing their efforts in Honduras.
What excites me about joining the E2E Advisory Board
Everyone deserves an opportunity to create a successful life for themselves and their family. I believe this.
For kids in rural areas of Honduras that don’t have access to a lot of the things people have in wealthier countries, E2E is that opportunity. And it excites me to know that there’s an organization going beyond donations and creating a sustainable way for kids to create a better future for themselves and their families.
That, my friends, is an organization worth talking about.
This article was originally published on LinkedIn.