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Philanthropy and the Waiting Game

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Hi! ūüĎ謆

I'm Lina and I'm a Fall 2017 applicant ( 4 Applied | 3 Crickets | 1 Rejection ). One of the ways I'm coping with the waiting (and the scarlet R) is giving to the populations I want to work with. I figure that even if I'm not admitted this season, I can still work towards change by helping others who work with these kids and I'll just try again next year. This perspective has significantly reduced my anxiety, so I wanted to share.

I'm giving through DonorsChoose.org, and I support trauma-informed classrooms.

Other orgs you'd recommend?

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Thats a great idea. Thanks for sharing! I see your in NYC area, can I ask what programs you have applied to and heard from so far?



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@Psychotea I applied to MSW programs at Hunter and BC, and I applied to Child Study @ Tufts and EDSP @ Steinhardt. So far, I've only heard back from Tufts.

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I want to work (and have been working with through two internships) people who are currently and who have been previously incarcerated.


I've been making donations for about three years now to eji.org.  Equal Justice Initiative is an organization that does SO much work in chasing down and confronting racial inequality in the criminal justice system. 


This is is a great thread, thank you! I've also found that by focusing on what we want to do, the days of waiting become a little more bearable! 

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