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Alumni Spotlight: Joyous Joiner | Nourish International

November 24, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Nourish Alumna Joyous Joiner Named on POZ Magazine’s 100 under 30!
poz100_joyous_joinerNourish International would like to congratulate one of our outstanding alumni, Joyous Joiner, on her nomination as one of POZ Magazine’s 100 under 30 in 2014.  Every year, POZ Magazine recognizes exceptional young adults who have committed themselves to the fight against the HIV epidemic.  Joiner, a graduate from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, received the award in part for her participation in a Nourish Project in Masaka, Uganda—where she aided in HIV testing and education—in addition to her numerous commitments to community development.

In 2011, Joiner’ team from the Nourish-UTK Chapter and the University of Georgia Chapter implemented a sustainable agriculture and education project for a Ugandan orphanage with House of Hope, a nonprofit that seeks to nourish and educate children. While on the Project, Joiner and her team also worked with the Volset Foundation to help coordinate HIV testing and education within isolated communities around Lake Victoria.

Joiner says of her time as a Nourish student: “I am really grateful for Nourish International. I learned so much about using entrepreneurship to fund philanthropic work in developing nations.”

Joiner now works for T.R.U.S.T. South LA, an organization that strives to create healthy families and neighborhoods in the South LA region, where she helps implement community development and local revitalization efforts. She has also worked with CD Tech to help plan health and wellness fairs in South LA.

Joiner serves as a true testament to the amazing feats our Nourish students and alumni can and do accomplish every day.  Next fall, Joiner plans to pursue her juris doctorate with a concentration in international law. We wish her the best in all of her endeavors as she continues to embody our mission and be a leader in our movement of change-makers.

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