19 Aug
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SOLster Michaela Stith, Summer 2015

“I have realized that instead of helping others, others have helped me acquire a deeper understanding of the people who live here.”

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Michaela Stith (‘18) interacts with a client in the Downtown Soup Kitchen in Anchorage, Alaska

Michaela Stith is an Anchorage native and returned to her hometown for her SOL project. During her SOL summer experience, Michaela distributed coffee, tea or distributed clothing to clients in the mornings. During the afternoons, she conducted market research for Feed Me Hope, the soup kitchen’s new social entrepreneurship program to teach low-income women cooking and baking skills.

“My initial goal was to help out an organization and people in my own city because I wanted to know I was doing good . . . I have realized that instead of helping others because I know Anchorage, others have helped me acquire a deeper understanding of Anchorage and the people who live here.”


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