Press Release: Providence, RI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2012
Project Ubuntu visited Providence, RI from Sept. 24-30 to support City Year New Rhode Island. As young leaders, City Year Rhode Island corps members provide tutoring, mentoring, and critically needed services to some of the city’s most underserved children and youth.
“I was excited to support City Year Rhode Island all week – it was my third City Year visit and my fifth overall week of Project Ubuntu,” said Daniel Becton, founder of Project Ubuntu. “The team at City Year Rhode Island welcomed Project Ubuntu with open arms and it was a real honor to support City Year’s second oldest site.”
Becton has a special connection to City Year Rhode Island, as he himself served as a City Year corps member and staff member. He served with City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley from 2009-2010 and spent the last two years helping the organization open up its second international affiliate in London.
Rhode Island is one of the first stops on his yearlong journey. Becton will visit one community in all 50 states and the District of Colombia each week over the next year, where he will volunteer with a variety of organizations.
“Not only do I get the chance to visit a community in every state, I get to connect with some of the most kind, dedicated heroes our nation has to offer,” Becton said. “Their energy will be what fuels my journey, and I know they will be both inspiring and empowering.”
Becton will support Project Ubuntu’s partners by channeling his skills and resources to meet their needs. He will dedicate time to them as an extra pair of hands, deliver workshops on a variety of topics such as leadership, identity and teamwork, mobilize fundraising projects and cultivate social media campaigns. He hopes to get to know people who are dedicated to helping others in their community in order to tell their story to an international audience, and inspire increased kindness and service.
While in Rhode Island, Becton presented the vision of Project Ubuntu and delivered a workshop on race, gender, and sexuality to the City Year Rhode Island 42 corps members. Becton was joined later in the week by City Year Senior Vice President Charlie Rose, who is a supporter of the project.
The ultimate goal of Project Ubuntu is to celebrate service across the United States and to inspire its people to pursue a higher form of happiness by becoming a nation, as Dr. King dreamed, “where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity.”
Interested in learning more? Visit www.projectubuntu.info.
Daniel Becton – DanielBecton@projectubuntu.info– 919-448-6191