Pursuing a career in nonprofit can have its adversities and obstacles, but it can also have unmeasurable rewards.
The design and format of the brief interventions are informed by research findings from behavioral economics and behavior change theory, as well as evidenced-based counseling practices such as Solutions-Focused Brief Coaching.
One of the things I’ve done that I’m most proud of is the development and implementation of the VITA program, a partnership with the IRS and Georgia United Credit Union to provide tax preparation services for low-income families free of charge. Between thirty and forty students each year volunteer to prepare taxes for families in the area, giving them hands-on experience with their chosen profession while simultaneously providing people who may not be able to afford it the chance to get their financial affairs in order. Each year students prepare close to one thousand tax returns.
I love being engaged with students in real world problems looking for solutions. The opportunity for learning and discovery is refreshing.