CBR Project: “Market Research for Social Entrepreneurship in Feed Me Hope.” Downtown Soup Kitchen, (Anchorage, Alaska). 2015.
Michaela Stith (class of 2018) is from Anchorage, Alaska and plans to pursue an Environmental Science & Policy major. In her first year at Duke, Michaela grew Azolla ferns in the Pryer Lab on campus, actively participated on the debate team, served on a committee in the Black Student Alliance and became a member of the historically black Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. In addition, she was avidly engaged in community service work off campus with the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Professor Simon Partner’s Friendly Food Deliveries. Michaela worked with and for women and children whose family members were killed by gun violence through the latter two programs. For her SOL summer project, Michaela partnered with a local soup kitchen in her hometown to conduct research for the launch of a new program, Feed Me Hope. This program will provide a safe place for thirty women to sleep at night and participate in baking classes in the morning to learn marketable skills.