Hi! My name is Ashley and I am a student at BSGE. I worked with Lina and Lidia on this project. The project we were asked to formulate was to make a blog with other members and bring awareness to an issue. Our goal is to bring awareness to the issue of Poverty both in NYC and nationally. Despite this being a page made because of a project we were very serious about the topic and we made sure to inform on this problem. Weekly blogs were made and weekly social media posts as well. I was really excited for this journey and see the growth of both this project and of ourselves. Despite having very little success we were just glad to bring awareness towards poverty.
One example of our failure is through our petition, on change.org. We titled the petition “People over Poverty! Advocate for your fellow New Yorkers” and we chose the New York City Department of Homeless Services as the organization who can and will take action if we get enough support. We started the petition on March 10 and due to our task to promote the petition we have been able to get 19 supporters! This is very little due to the goal of 100 supporters and thus proving how we were unsuccessful. But do consider signing the petition, we appreciate every signature! http://chng.it/MD2Jq7zpPb
Another example is through our Instagram page in which we only 36 followers. Looking through our statistics and we only average likes per post is 10 and average comments per post is 1. If you would like follow our Instagram page as well! https://www.instagram.com/bsgepop/
As seen through the failure of our social media and petition it is evident that we were not able to spread awareness further or even to a wider demographic, ultimately proving our failure. If I were to do it over again is to promote both the petition and Instagram page better, either sending the link to the entire school and obtain many more supporters. As well as include tags on our blog posts to obtain fellow blogs to support our cause as well. We were very grateful for this experience and despite or lack of success we were glad to able to go through this journey together.
Check out the blog for our posts and farewells! https://peopleoverpoverty.home.blog/Tags: #endpoverty #PovertyCanStrike #povertyinnyc #stoppoverty poverty