There’s a lot of hype and many buzzwords out there about social media management, many believing that new world communication using new world tools can magically solve business problems. However, like any set of tools, it’s more important to understand how to use them effectively than just knowing what they do. In this presentation, we’ll break out of the hype cycle and overview the basics of building a social media presence that engages users and brings value to the brand.
About the Speaker:
Elizabeth Kilrain is a Full-Stack Software Engineer at SOCi, a social media management platform for medium- to enterprise-sized multi-market businesses and marketing management companies. She is the current Secretary / Programs Chair and former Social Media Chair of Mission Valley Sunset Rotary and the current Founder / Organizer / Teacher of Blue Note San Diego.
We will be meeting at Marge’s House to assemble back to school care packages for the Monarch School. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Come enjoy a casual evening in support of local children in need.
Monarch has served San Diego for nearly three decades, beginning as a one-room education center and expanding into a K-12 comprehensive school designed to educate homeless youth.
There are more than 1.2 million homeless students across the country and 22,000 in San Diego County alone. Research shows homelessness contributes to a wide range of challenges including physical and psychological problems, safety fears and academic struggles. It’s estimated that 75% of homeless students do not receive a high school diploma. The barriers these students face, hinder their ability to become contributing, successful members of their families and society and place them at a high risk of becoming tomorrow’s homeless adults.
At Monarch, we give students the skills and tools they need to overcome these odds.
Sandra McBrayer founded the school in 1987 recognizing the need to get homeless youth off the streets and in school. She was later named Teacher of the Year by President Bill Clinton for her work. In 1999, the Monarch School Project a 501 (c)(3) was established by San Diego Rotary to help relocate the school to a new facility. Today, the partnership between the school and the non-profit continues to make Monarch a recognized leader in the education of homeless youth.