Agros has been very fortunate to have a strong working relationship with the student employment office at Seattle Pacific University. Students who are work study eligible at the college have the opportunity to take their work study funding and find employment with community organizations (as well as the typical on-campus placements.) At any time, Agros has three to twelve work study students from Seattle Pacific University working in various positions in the organization. Over the coming months, we will profile a number of these students. Agros is so grateful for the opportunity to work with these bright, energetic students. We couldn’t do the work that we do without them.
Name: Lennox Bishop
Major: Global Development Studies (Intended)
What do you love to do in your free time?
I love to run, drink coffee with people whom I love, read, hike, visit new places, write, and make art of various types.
What do you love about working for Agros?
I love that it is a Christian organization and that I can express my faith within the office. I love that I have the gift of being a part of all that Agros is doing. I love knowing that through the small part that I contribute, positive and life changing things are happening for people in Central and South America as they adopt more sustainable ways to not only thrive but survive. In the process of reaching out towards our brothers and sisters in Central and South America, I have seen other’s lives be changed and have experienced incredible change within myself. I also love the fact that there has been grace poured out to me to grow as a worker and improve my skills. I have learned a tremendous amount about doing high quality work and have gained the gift of wonderful colleagues and friends in the process (I love many, many things about Agros).
What are your plans for the summer?
I am going to Nicaragua this summer to be a Photography Intern for the nonprofit Organization, Amigos for Christ. I am so excited!
What is one important thing you have learned by working at a nonprofit?
I have learned how to be better administratively, but most importantly, I have learned that within any organization, especially a nonprofit, every piece, even the small ones, are important. I used to feel like my job was fairly useless in the grand scheme of things, but have since realized that even though I only play a small part, it takes the dedication, passion, and work of many to make positive change in the world. Even the smallest motion forward can make the biggest difference.