I was selected from over one million donors to represent charity: water as a brand ambassador. In support, I founded the running water program as a member of the social innovation fellows cohort at the University of Maryland. Running water won second place at the school's social innovation competition, "The Do Good Challenge," and won recognition from University President leading to conversations about how to promote good at UMD. Additionally, I collaborated with colleagues across the country to produce a digital music experience called, "The Collective." These efforts provided clean water for 170+ needy individuals.
Hope for Kids
Through work process innovation and collaboration with multiple Hope for Kids and HOPEww staff members, volunteers, and businesses in the Philadelphia area, I turned around their Hope Youth Corps. program which had operated for 11 years prior on a budget deficit. Managing over 120 volunteers from around the world, I created a smooth running program that met needs for over 100 underserved youth in Philedelphia.
"After more than thirty years in public education, I have rarely seen anything with more power to transform two places than the process that created a simple play entitled Ramden Dreams. There were few audience members who were not moved to tears at the sight of about 50 kids from Newark and Randolph who grew to love each other by celebrating their accomplishments on their school stages. I am very grateful to say that I was one of those audience members. The next time I am party to a conversation about the Common Core or student achievement, I plan to tell the story of Seth Mitchell and his idea. An investment in the arts will forever be part of my foundational beliefs about student achievement, even if the arts are not so “common” and not technically in a more conventional view of the 'core.'” - David M. Browne, Randolph Superintendent of Schools
HOPE worldwide internship
I founded the Increasing the Odds program between the Randolph School District and Newark School District. I received NJ Spirit of a Hero award from First Lady Mary Pat Christie, in recognition of the program's success, promotion of literacy, and the arts in Newark. To view the documentary and learn more please click here. I also co-founded the "Personal Fitness Challenge," which raised over $10,000 in it's pilot year to support HOPE ww.