So Long Seattle

by Jordan Today’s my last day of work – I go back to Michigan tomorrow.  The past 8 weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least, but in a good way.  I’ve helped create a “Pledge to Vote” field plan, worked on events like “Candidate Survivor,” talked with activists in Seattle politics, and created … Continue reading

Screening of Ken Burns documentary “Prohibition” and Forum Discussion

 On Tuesday, One America was invited to a forum discussion of Ken Burns’s new documentary Prohibition. They first showed an excerpt from the end of the film then followed with a panel discussion about how the government tries to legislate people’s appetite. The part I found most interesting about the discussion was when the question … Continue reading

Scagit Valley Trip

Last Wednesday, my supervisor brought us on a field trip to the northern borders to visit migrant worker camps. This trip was in collaboration with the summer fellows from Washington Bus, an opportunity to give them (and us OneAmerica interns) a glimpse into a migrant’s life. After seeing their housing conditions, we went to St. … Continue reading

Letters penned on the 8:30am express

Dear Man laughing and wearing a leapard jumpsuit, Where were you last night?  And can I come next time? Looking forward to it, C   Dear overall man eating spaghetti and snorting phlegm at me, I can see you are marching to the beat of a different drummer, but your drummer sucks and I have … Continue reading

Seattle taught me how to backflip

So last week we got a taste of Bellevue with a SkyHigh Jump EXTRAVAGANZA.  The night involved almost missing three separate buses, saving Kevin from going the complete opposite direction, legitimately almost getting hit by a car, riding in a trunk, and intimately discussing QFC management job opportunities. All worth it BECAUSE THERE WAS A … Continue reading

Whoops

So I’m very good with technology. When I first signed up for wordpress, I accidentally created my own blog instead of registering to this one. As such, none of my blogs have showed up here, but rather were on my own blog. To make things easier, here’s a link to the blog: http://insertsomethingoriginal.wordpress.com/ Johnny

Turning Money Into Meals

Another project I have been working on is creating a sort of “return on investment” spreadsheet for Northwest Harvest events that have been held in the past year. The two main statistics that I was focused were the amount of dollars of money and pounds of food that were raised, since these are the quantifiable … Continue reading

Milk Carton Derby

Every summer, Seattle has a multi-week celebration during the summer called Seafair, which includes a number of different family friendly each weekend. One really cool event that I attended during this year’s Seafair was the Milk Carton Derby. This event challenged participants to build rafts out of milk cartons and then race them across a lake. … Continue reading

Van Tour

One of the most interesting experience I have had during my time working for Northwest Harvest was the partner programs van tour that I went on. Northwest Harvest provides food to over 300 different partner food banks, meal programs, and schools throughout the state of Washington. The agency runs the van tour every summer to that the staff … Continue reading

The History of Events

One of the longer term projects that I have been working on is gathering historical data for the various events that Northwest Harvest has held over the years. The sheer amount of data, housed in huge filing cabinets and gargantuan databases, was somewhat intimidating at first. As I began to sift through all of the … Continue reading