Leadership Learning: Google Art Project

Can You Make a Difference in the World Without a Million-Dollar Bank Account?

Tuesday, April 19th, 1:30pm (McQuaid Hall, Diplomacy Room)

Ayesha Vera-Yu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK), a grass-roots, non profit organization that partners with communities to improve the primary education and health of children in rural areas in developing countries, starting in the Philippines.

With almost 12 years in investment banking with a top global bank, Ayesha is using her experience capitalizing companies big and small to design and operate effective and sustainable programs that fight hunger, malnutrition and illiteracy among some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

The problem, the target demographic, and the potential donors are not new.  But ARK’s principles and its methods of operation separate it from other organizations in the development field.  As a result, ARK has quadrupled its target population, strengthened its partnerships, expanded its programs, and more than doubled its funds raised in less than two full years of operation.

If you are interested in becoming a servant-leader on the international stage—and if you want to learn how to use your innovation and leadership skills to make a difference in the world without a million dollar bank account—join in a conversation with Ayesha about the principles and experiences that have guided her and ARK . . . and that just might guide you to make your own difference in the world.  Ayesha will be coming to campus on Tuesday, April 19th, at 1:30pm in the Diplomacy Room (McQuaid Hall).  Interested students can stay afterwards to talk with Ayesha if interested.

For more information about ARK, check out <www.ruralkids.org>.

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