As a working, full-time student, Tamer Marshood was busy. But that didn’t stop him from finding ways to support his community through social justice programming. He’s taken his big world-changing vision and shrunk it down to actionable size in a hyperlocal program that relies on teamwork.
Feeding by Reading works with schools and communities to organize read-a-thon programs to raise money to feed hungry children and families in their area. The programs bring together local schools, municipalities, and businesses as they empower children to make a difference close to home.
To learn more about Feeding by Reading, visit feedingbyreading.org.
“Not only did they point out holes in my plan and provide excellent guidance and support, they also brainstormed with me and offered some great new ideas,” Marshood says. “Their input was invaluable. “
Marshood had previously considered franchising, and remembered SCORE’s help in that arena when he started thinking about a community project. “As we got started working together, more and more questions arose,” Marshood admits. “Having my mentors excited and ready to bounce ideas off of really helped me get organized and take significant actions.”
Marshood says his conversations with his mentors allowed him to better define his vision in preparation for meetings with potential clients and customers.