Hi Everyone! 

Thank you for a wonderful year. Though it may have seemed like this year was hectic, Prison Birth Project has grown tremendously. I have learned so much about what it means to start a student organization and I could not have done it without all of your patience and feedback. I know this semester I've been primarily MIA, but I see the work that you all have done and I'm really proud of all the efforts you have made. There have been many things that I could never have anticipated, but you have all been very flexible and have dedicated a ton of time into making the organization successful. I hope you will be able to use what you learned as you embark on your future careers (or continue to develop it in the upcoming years with the student org). If you are returning next year for school, please consider applying to be a director and taking the leadership of the student org to the next level! 

I will be available much more next year to work out some of the kinks we've been experiencing, and of course, I will work to continue to improve the org and create as much sustainability as possible. Keep doing amazing work! change is happening because of all of you.

This summer and next fall semester I will be working more closely with the Women's Studies Department on integration and partnership with the University. Lots of exciting things to come! I can't thank you all enough for helping to start what will be an awesome and incredibly valued community of people who care about pregnant mothers in prison. As you all have seen, great things take time and effort to build. You all have done a tremendous job and I'm so grateful to have you as part of the organization.

I would love to get your feedback about what I can do better for next year, and general advice you might have for the organization. Anything is welcome! the survey is completely anonymous unless you'd like to attach your name. Even if you haven't been involved this year, you are still welcome to submit feedback (none of the questions are required). Thanks so much everyone, I value your perspective deeply and I want your voice to be heard. 

Keep being amazing.

In solidarity,

Emily