AndWePresent (AWP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering resources to underrepresented populations that empower them to succeed academically, socially, and professionally. AWP conducts research on inspiration factors that drive success in high school and college-level students. Research is focused on variables that affect college retention, professional development tools for underserved populations ages 16-24, and pathways that lead to a greater accessibility of entrepreneur resources. AWP works directly with educators and community leaders to assist in the development of students in the Chicagoland area.
AndWePresent provides an online publication platform for students to take advantage of editorial opportunities, interactive discussion boards,writing contests, and other journalistic experiences. AWP is a source for conducting interviews on established professionals and aspiring individuals in the areas of education, arts, and entertainment. These interviews highlight obstacles within specific career areas and articulate strategies to overcome and transform them into innovation. Through each interview, AWP gives readers a transparent view of their role models and community leaders with the goal of evoking inspiration.
- At AndWePresent, we believe that inspiration is the key that drives individuals to create new ideas, achieve extraordinary leadership goals, and motivate others to accomplish their passions.
- We believe that inspiration occurs through emotional connections between the desire for change, the drive to succeed, and the influence of others.
- AndWePresent magnifies inspiration to develop leaders. We eliminate the notion that individuals must hold a certain prestige to reach the achievements of their superiors and role models. Instead, we focus on the aspects that lead to igniting an individual’s passion to pursue that dream.”