We’re so lucky that Nikki Cattan, a recent grad from West Chester University, is spending the summer interning with us! When she started, we asked her…
What brings you to Challah for Hunger?
I learned about Challah for Hunger from the Director of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs at West Chester University and the leadership summit that will occur in July. I am here to help out with the summit along with other projects for the summer and I am excited to get involved!
You just graduated from West Chester University — Congrats! What advice do you have for students entering college?
Thank you! Get involved in everything you possibly can because it will make your experience so much more fun and memorable.
What’s a cause or non-profit that is important to you? Why?
The education and awareness of HIV/AIDS. In college I participated in the Alternative Spring Break program and we went to Pittsburgh to volunteer with the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. After that experience, I learned about the virus and the stigma towards people who have it.
82 days until the 2016 Challah for Hunger Leadership Summit! We have quite the conference planned for this year. Students from across the country, alumni, friends from MAZON, West Chester University, Montgomery Community County College, OneTable and more are all coming together for three days of knowledge sharing, advocacy, networking, and of course, challah baking!
We are excited to announce that we will be launching our new advocacy campaign at this year’s summit! Challah for Hunger and MAZON have partnered up to create an advocacy campaign focused on addressing hunger on college campuses. Students will have the opportunity to learn from local and national experts and develop strategies and skills to advocate for change.
Every day that passes brings us closer to our favorite part of the year! We are looking forward to seeing all the challah faces we can at the summit this July! Students can click here to register.
In February 2015, chapter leaders from the east coast came together in the City of Brotherly love for the Challah for Hunger Leadership Summit. Challah leaders shared expertise in chapter growth, advocacy and creative ideas on how to strengthen their chapters. This video is a snapshot of the fun, inspiring and of course, educational and informational weekend that these challah leaders experienced. Click here to view the video on Youtube or check it out below! #bakeadifference
Shoutout to Kat, Sophie and Talia – our featured stars!
On January 18th and 19th, we will convene the fifth year of Challah for Hunger summits, welcoming more than 70 students, alumni and partners to Stanford Hillel for two days of learning and collaboration. Follow live coverage of the event on Facebook and Twitter.
Celebrate the #ChallahDays
Our goal is to expand our network to 100 active chapters by the end of the 2016-2017 school year and you can help make this possible!