As YES alumni continue to come up with exciting, innovative ways to improve their communities, they also discover new opportunities to connect with other individuals and organizations working in community development.
On July 31, The 2018 Jordan Community Initiatives' Summit (JCIS) offered a unique opportunity for 13 prominent Jordanian initiatives to network together and join hands with the YES alumni. They spent the day in facilitated activities to further enlarge their impact on the community and broaden the range of demographics that they can assist.
Aimed at promoting volunteerism by creating a network between volunteers and initiative founders in Jordan, the event boosted collaboration between those groups and the YES alumni. The JCIS event also created a unified workforce of volunteers to change the perspective on volunteerism in society.
The YES alumni hope this was just the first of what will become an annual summit. They are excited to increase this type of collaboration with non-profit initiatives to promote volunteerism and genuinely create a difference in Jordanian communities.
26 YES alumni attended and got to know the 13 organizations, including Little Volunteers, Doctors for Peace, Green Wheelz, and Accessible Jordan, among others.