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MOVEments

By Georgia Tech MOVE
MOVEments. The podcast all about volunteer service, civic engagement, and all the ways you can become involved in your community! Hosted by Georgia Tech’s Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experience, tune in as we introduce you to our organization’s 6 committees and bring on representatives from some on and off-campus organizations to show you the wide range of service opportunities you can get involved with around Tech’s campus and the Atlanta area.

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SMILE (Spreading Messages in Love and Encouragement)
New year, new episode of MOVEments! Today, we’re starting out the year on a positive note with the President of SMILE (Spreading Messages in Love and Encouragement) at Georgia Tech, Adam Lederer! We talk about all the ways in which they helped make a happier campus community last semester and the ways in which you can spread positivity in your own spaces! You can learn more information about SMILE and follow their social media below: Instagram & Facebook: @smile.gatech Engage Page: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/smile Application to join SMILE: https://forms.gle/KFRmoozqY3cyEzPc8 Election Day for the Senate Runoff Race is January 5th! Check on your absentee ballot status, find your polling places, learn who's on your ballot with these links/accounts: Georgia My Voter Page: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do Other voting websites: https://www.vote.org/ https://www.rockthevote.org/ https://www.branch.vote/ Apply to the MOVE Service Grant and learn more about our organization here: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/mobilizing-opportunities-for-volunteer-experiences Learn more about the Engage Symposium on Saturday, January 16th: https://studentengagement.gatech.edu/content/engage-symposium Subscribe for bi-weekly podcasts anywhere you listen to podcasts, and be sure to follow MOVE on Instagram & Facebook @movegt! Thanks for listening, and tune in next week as we learn more about organizations assisting hunger and homelessness efforts in the Atlanta area.
24:57
January 4, 2021
Hunger & Food Insecurity (w/ Atlanta Community Food Bank)
Welcome back! This week, we’re continuing our series on Hunger and Homelessness with President/CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank Kyle Waide. In this episode, we’ll learn more about the issues of food insecurity in Atlanta, and the ways in which you can participate in hunger advocacy. Check out the links to the ACFB’s website and social media below: Atlanta Community Food Bank: Website:  https://www.acfb.org/ Instagram & Twitter: @acfb | Facebook: @atlfoodbank Resources to learn more about food insecurity: Georgia Budget and Policy Institute https://gbpi.org/ Food Research and Action Center: https://frac.org/ Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: https://www.cbpp.org/ Action items for hunger and homelessness: https://www.nokidhungry.org/ways-you-can-help https://www.feedingamerica.org/take-action/raise-your-voice https://frac.org/action https://endhomelessness.org/help-end-homelessness/take-action/ https://nationalhomeless.org/taking-action/get-involved/ Election Day for the Senate Runoff Race is January 5th! Early voting starts today, December 14th, and ends Thursday, December 31st. Check on your absentee ballot status, find your polling places, learn who's on your ballot with these links/accounts: Georgia My Voter Page: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do Other voting websites: https://www.vote.org/ https://www.rockthevote.org/ https://www.branch.vote/ Thanks so much for listening to another episode of MOVEments! Be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and check out other episodes while you're here! Also, follow MOVE on Facebook and Instagram @movegt!
32:19
December 14, 2020
MOVE Committee Highlight: Hunger and Homelessness
Welcome back to MOVEments! This week's episode will highlight one of our very own MOVE committees: Hunger & Homelessness! Join us as we speak with this year's committee chair, Sivalika Bagrodia, as she tells us a little bit more about how her organization has been able to serve the community this semester.  Looking for a service project this month? The STEM & Education Committee is looking for volunteers to assist the K-12 InVenture Prize Competition and serve as a Mock Pitch Day Judge! Judging will be between December 1st-11th and can be done at your own pace once you register! Sign up on Engage with this link: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6600452 To find out more about the MOVE Service Grant, apply to one of our committees, or to just join our organization, visit our Engage Page here: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/mobilizing-opportunities-for-volunteer-experiences Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @movegt! Subscribe anywhere you get your podcast to be notified when we're posting our next episode. Thanks so much for listening!
20:03
November 30, 2020
Homelessness (w/ Gateway Center)
Welcome back to MOVEments! It’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and we are doing a two-part series deep diving into these topics with two very influential organizations in the Atlanta area! Today we’re joined with Gateway Center’s Bec Cranford as we discuss the broader issue of homelessness in Atlanta, and was that this organization is combating the issue at a larger scale. You can learn more information about Gateway Center and follow their social media below: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @gatewayctr Website: https://www.gatewayctr.org/ Get Involved:  https://www.gatewayctr.org/donate/ Here are more resources to learn more about the issue of homelessness in Atlanta and across the US: National Alliance to End Homelessness: https://endhomelessness.org/ Partners for Home: https://partnersforhome.org/ Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: https://hhweek.org/ Looking for service projects this month? The Special Projects Committee is helping plant trees with Trees Atlanta in Home Park on Saturday, November 21st from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm! Sign up through Engage here:  https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6603126 The STEM & Education Committee is looking for volunteers to assist the K-12 InVenture Prize Competition and serve as a Mock Pitch Day Judge! Judging will be between December 1st-11th and can be done at your own pace once you register! Sign up on Engage with this link: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6600452 Subscribe for bi-weekly podcasts anywhere you listen to podcasts, and be sure to follow MOVE on Instagram & Facebook @movegt! Thanks for listening, and keep an eye out for our next interview about hunger and food insecurity in Atlanta with a representative from the Atlanta Community Food Bank!
55:15
November 16, 2020
Georgia Tech's STAR Program (w/ Steve Fazenbaker)
Welcome back to MOVEments! This week, our MOVE Advisor, Sarah Strohmenger, sat down with the Director of Georgia Tech's STAR Program, Steve Fazenbaker, to learn more about how STAR serves Georgia Tech students in need and to find out a little more about the man helping run the organization. Learn more information about STAR's services and follow their social media below: Facebook & Instagram: @gatechstar Website: https://studentlife.gatech.edu/content/star-services Engage:  https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/star For another service project this month, the Special Projects Committee is hosting a thank you card making event to send the Stamps staff assisting with COVID-19 testing and contact tracing! Visit tinyurl.com/movethankyoucards to sign up! Make sure to go vote on Election Day (November 3rd), and listen to last week's episode talking about voting! Also, visit https://www.branch.vote/ to learn more about what's on your ballot for this upcoming election! Subscribe for bi-weekly podcasts anywhere you listen to podcasts, and be sure to follow MOVE on Instagram & Facebook @movegt! Thanks for listening, and tune in next week as we learn more about organizations assisting hunger and homelessness efforts in the Atlanta area.
39:12
November 2, 2020
Voting (w/ Future Coalition and Georgia Tech's Student Government Association)
Welcome back to MOVEments! This week, we’re talking about voting and how the new generation of voters are finding newer ways to get involved in this year’s election. In this episode, we catch up with SGA’s VP of External Affairs Samuel Ellis as he tells us more about how McCamish Pavillion is being converted into an on-campus polling place for Georgia Tech students and Fulton County residents. Visit the website below to learn how to participate in early voting from October 21st-23rd and to vote on election day! Georgia Tech Student Government Association Website: http://gov.gatech.edu/vote Instagram: @gtsga | Facebook @gtugsga | Twitter: @gatechsga Information about early voting at McCamish Pavillion: https://news.gatech.edu/2020/09/17/mccamish-early-voting-site Tech's Voter Guide:  https://vote.cae.gatech.edu/ Also, in this episode, we talk with a Future Fellow from Future Coalition, Sophia Woodrow, to talk even more about the ways you can use your platform and network to mobilize others to vote. Check out the links below to learn more about those projects. Future Coalition Website: https://futurecoalition.org/ Instagram: @futurecoalition | Facebook: @thefuturecoalition | Twitter: @FutureCoalition Join the Bus Tour Event on October 30th & 31st in Atlanta for a fun celebration of voting! Learn more here: https://votewith.us/bus-tour/ Here's a master list for resources that our guests mentioned and a few of our own: Sign-up to be a poll worker in Fulton County here: https://fultoncountyga.gov/services/voting-and-elections/become-a-poll-worker Not from Atlanta? Check out this link to become a poll worker in your hometown: https://www.acluga.org/en/our-work/poll-worker-recruitment-program-resources Want to be a poll technician? Visit here to learn more: https://vote.cae.gatech.edu/node/198 Check on your absentee ballot status, find your polling places, learn who's on your ballot with these links/accounts: Georgia My Voter Page: https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do Other voting websites:  https://www.vote.org/ https://www.rockthevote.org/  https://www.branch.vote/ Instagram: @gtvotertech (has a ton of great resources as well!) Thanks so much for listening to another episode of MOVEments! Be sure to subscribe on wherever you get your podcasts and check out other episodes while you're here! Also, follow MOVE on Facebook and Instagram @movegt!
59:32
October 19, 2020
Volunteering Virtually Part 2 (w/ Hands On Atlanta)
Welcome back to MOVEments! This week, we're continuing our conversation on what volunteering looks like in Atlanta in 2020!  Join us as we speak with the President and CEO of Hands On Atlanta, Jay Cranman, as he discusses some of the broader effects of the pandemic on service and civic engagement in the Atlanta area. To learn more about Hands On Atlanta, follow any of the links below! Website: https://www.handsonatlanta.org/ Instagram: @handsonatl | Facebook & Twitter: @handsonatlanta Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/handsonatlanta/ Looking for projects to participate in this month? Check out their volunteer opportunity calendar on their website: https://volunteer.handsonatlanta.org/calendar Click this link for more ways to support Hands On Atlanta: https://www.handsonatlanta.org/donate If you're interested in assisting a MOVE event, be sure to check out our upcoming events on our Engage page! Here are a few activities from our committees:  Hunger and Homelessness Committee: Help Concrete Jungle deliver food to their clients by placing calls! Use this link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/movexconcretejungle Medical Assistance Committee: Send letters to patients at the Children's Hospital of Atlanta! Click this link to sign up and send a virtual or handwritten note: https://tinyurl.com/cardsforchoa STEM & Education Committee: Help create a resource webpage for high school students to get information about the college application/admissions process, student coursework, tutoring options, and mental health resources! Submit your resources here: https://forms.gle/PvDLWWMDpb2UycHDA Follow our Instagram & Facebook @movegt for updates and more information!   Thanks for listening and tune in next week as we discuss the importance of voting in the upcoming election!
46:52
October 12, 2020
Volunteering Virtually Part 1 (w/ the International Rescue Committee and GT's Books Not Bombs)
Welcome back to MOVEments! This week we're discussing what volunteering looks like on and off Tech's campus! We'll be joined by MOVE's Director of Partnerships Erin Robinson for the first half to discuss one of our annual events and how our BoD had to alter the program.  Later in the episode, we'll be joined by Cait Fogerty from the International Rescue Committee and Lindsay Shurtz from Georgia Tech Books Not Bombs! They'll be discussing their wonderful organizations and how COVID-19 changed the way they are assisting high school refugee students. To learn more about their organizations, check out these links below: International Rescue Committee:  Facebook and Instagram: @ircatlanta Website: https://www.rescue.org/united-states/atlanta-ga   Books Not Bombs:  Facebook: @BNBatGT | Instagram: @gt.booksnotbombs Engage: https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/books-not-bombs Tune in next week as we talk with the President and CEO of Hands On Atlanta and discuss the broader effects of the pandemic on service and civic engagement in the Atlanta area! If you're looking for virtual or in-person service activities next week, consider signing up for events during Hands On Atlanta Week from October 3rd-10th! Choose from over 200 projects by going to their website in the link below:  Sign Up for Hands On Atlanta Week:  https://www.handsonatlanta.org/week Finally, if you're interested in being a part of MOVE this month, be sure to check out our upcoming events on our Engage page! Here are a few activities from our committees:  Our Medical Assistance Committee is sending letters to patients at the Children's Hospital of Atlanta! Click this link to sign up and send a virtual or handwritten note: https://tinyurl.com/cardsforchoa Our STEM & Education Committee is creating a resource webpage for high school students to get information about the college application/admissions process, student coursework, tutoring options, and mental health resources. Submit your resources here: https://forms.gle/PvDLWWMDpb2UycHDA Follow our Instagram and Facebook @movegt for updates and more information!  Thanks for listening and tune in next week for part 2!
37:10
October 5, 2020
Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experience
Welcome to the first episode of MOVEments, where we tell you why the first four letters of this podcast are capitalized and a tell you a little bit more about our organization! Tune in to this week's episode for an interview with MOVE's Executive Director Amelia Szabo!  To learn more about MOVE and any events we are putting on, head to our Engage Page! https://gatech.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/mobilizing-opportunities-for-volunteer-experiences  If you're in an organization looking for funding for your service event, fill out the MOVE Service Grant Form on our website too! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @movegt! Subscribe to be notified on when we're posting our next episode, and thanks so much for listening!
18:28
September 16, 2020