Jennifer Viechweg-Horsford was born in the tropical island nation of Grenada, and devoted her time towards active involvement in poverty and youth issues globally. Jennifer has extensive experience as a public servant in Grenada, and has represented the tri-island nation on many platforms. After attaining her Master's in Business Administration, she deepened her understanding of poverty issues by attending training in China. She is currently a Management Consultant. Her most recent achievement was training in "Climate Change Negotiations," with Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN): A Global Initiative for the United Nations. She has now commenced training in "The Age of Sustainable Development" with an effort to be able to continue to inform policy at any level.
Last September, Oxfam Action Corps NYC held the third annual Community Dinner at Morris-Jumel Community Garden in NYC to thank our allies for the great work they’ve done with the Action Corps to help make the world a better place. Every year we partner with a number of organizations to address social issues on which we share common ground. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished together.
|Allies at the 3rd annual Community Dinner|
Finding lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and injustice requires a strong and committed team. We acknowledge that our power comes from our relationships with others and our shared resources. Moving forward, we continue to invite others to join us in the fight to end poverty.
One of the most challenging emotions to adequately express is gratitude. Showing a person or group how truly thankful one is for their camaraderie warrants a lot of effort. I often find that simply verbally thanking someone for help they’ve given me just doesn’t fully express how grateful I am – especially when it comes to work like this.
Oxfam Action Corps NYC would like to honor the commitment of those individuals and organizations, which are named here:
Isaac Evans- Frantz
United Nations International School (UNIS) Oxfam Club
Bread for the World
NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council
|Brian performing at the Community Dinner|
It’s worth noting that Kelly Moltzen and Margaret Tran contributed to the event. Kelly spoke to the attendees about the Global Catholic Climate Movement and urged us to take action by signing a petition. Margaret provided music, which added greatly to mood at the Community Garden.
Let’s continue to build a strong network of allies. Making lasting change takes people power, and together we can move mountains. Join us in the fight to end poverty!