Wear Your CRS T-shirt day 2017 was a hit! We had over 150 participants, and one CRS alumni owns 15 CRS t-shirts!
Duarte recently gave a TED Talk called “What we’re missing in the debate about immigration.” In his talk, he discusses that CRS was one of his first lessons in global cooperation and that he still carries that wisdom. He also discusses his CRS experiences and how his time at CRS has shaped his work and life.
Congratulations to LAJF's George E. Jonas Scholarship recipients! The scholarship is awarded every academic year to individuals who have been enriched by the Camp Rising Sun program and are using the values and knowledge they have acquired to help their communities in creative and exciting ways. Read recipient bios here.
Today, Tim Conners writes to the CRS about why he passionately serves the community. He writes that "I felt reinvigorated helping with selection and being connected with other alumni. I once again felt the intense sparks which inspired me to serve on LAJF committees and eventually join the board. I have felt so fulfilled by being active in the alumni community."
Leymah Gbowee, a 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, visited Camp Rising Sun this summer to speak with campers about her career as a peacebuilder and the importance of perseverance and working as a team to accomplish common goals. “she taught us the value of perseverance, ‘that even when life is too difficult you should stay put and keep focusing on your goals.’” Read about this enriching experience here.
Autumn is the time of the year where many alumni associations across the globe welcome home new campers. It is a time to begin new friendships across generations – something quite special to the CRS Alumni community. Chinese alumnae Lisa Li recently wrote a blog post on the Chinese Alumni Association webpage about rekindling old camp friendships – and about beginning new ones.
Kristen Chang (‘14, ‘15) visited Julie Kim (’89, ’90) as Julie was in the middle of moving her business, Littlefield, an all-inclusive art and performance space, to a new location. Read about how camp inspired Julie to change careers and open this art space.