Time for an update on our project! We are going to attempt to use the Greenwich Library system as a way to show our project to the public. WHY? Because, unfortunately, the Greenwich Public School system was being difficult… in that only official 501c non-profit organizations can sell items in school. So, we are thinking of contacting Greenwich Library to propose an original workshop! Greenwich Library even has a specific program type for STEAM workshops, like ours.
If the library says yes, we will host a few workshops at each location (Greenwich Main Library, Byram Shubert Library, Cos Cob Library, Perrot Library) in addition to the sale of our products and showing of ideas. We will also have a poster/mosaic of some sort where people can donate to get a space to write or draw something, in a message of support to women in Science.
We also worked on a rough-draft “Giving Ladder” that will allow us to create tiers and different rewards for amounts donated. The purpose of this is to give people incentive to donate, and receive public recognition for their support. Then, we worked on the boring (but important!) parts of this project: LLCs, banking, trademarks, etc.
Angie is also working with the President of Girls EmpowHERment, to expand AJ Inc’s influence on the Girls EmpowHERment website, making it easier to reach out to potential supporters. Meanwhile, Jackie is working on a script (complete with costume changes and funny voices) to create a commercial that can be posted online.
And Lastly we talked about setting up an online store so EVERYONE from ANYWHERE can buy our shirts ;). Stay tuned for more important updates on our OFFICIAL project name, “International STEMinist Support.”
Thanks and PEACE