We had an opportunity to catch up with Lindsay Kwock Hu, Founder of Educate Our Community.
What’s an urgent issue facing education?
We need to students to practice using the soft skills - collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking - in much more intentional ways. These are the skills that are unlikely to be replaced by AI in the future.
What is the most meaningful part of your job?
I feel so privileged everyday to be creative and make an impact. Seeing minority high school students leverage their inner creativity by solution to solving a community-based problem + be recognized for it (by a Congressman, no less!) brings me such incredible joy. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Be willing to pivot and take chances.
What is one industry book that a newcomer must read?
Start with Why by Simon Sinek Share one teaching strategy that worked.
Your job is to facilitate a discussion - this will bring you the greatest learning impact.
1000 Spotlights: Why We Give reflects our mission of giving back, to mentor and to inspire those around us.
Through a series of interview questions, we explore academic inclinations and intrinsic motivations behind why we give, and talk with those inclined to make a difference in the lives of students. If you are involved in charitable activities, volunteer and paid academic engagements or in community service, we want to talk to you.
Write to us to nominate yourself or someone else who fits the bill.