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Our mission is to promote equitable education in our nation’s most underfunded schools providing basic necessities through innovative service projects.
Chapters partner with local underfunded schools to continuously provide the necessities they lack.
A strong regional support network allows chapters to make the most of their resources and share ideas.
National Initiatives allow SWS to effect broad and long-lasting change at a large scale.
We recognize that change starts at the grassroots level, and we’ve organized our charity with this in mind.
High schools around the nation have Starts With Soap chapters that partner with an underfunded school to act as a supplier for soap, as well as other unmet necessities.
The activities of these high school and college chapters are coordinated and overseen by a team of regional executives and regional managers.
The activities of regional executives and managers by our national leadership. Our national leadership team also manages fundraising, marketing, and outreach operations on a national level.
Across the country, we have founded 17 chapters.
We have over 170 members nationwide.
Starts with Soap raised $19,224.34 nationally, including $7941.85 by our chapters.
14 large-scale services projects undertaken and countless smaller scale awareness campaigns conducted.
Suburban adventurer with a knack for middle school slang. Driver of change for empowered youth. ssharma
6’ 6” and aggressively informal with a long-standing opposition to salad and a love for orange juice. Believer in the capacity of youth to inspire change. ebracht
Chief Operating Officer
Though I have many passions - history, invention, aerospace, sports, education, and philanthropy - my biggest passion is to support equitable education through Starts With Soap. gpandya
Chief Financial Officer
Aspiring scientist, entrepreneur, and difference maker with a focus on making life better for everyone around the world. wpontius
Chief Information Officer
Coder with interest in statistics, data-mining, and artificial intelligence. Cat lover. Coffee addict. Crichton aficionado. joyhsu
National Program Director
Political junkie, annoying foodie, and a history geek who gets emotional at every monument in DC. I also love kids and peanut butter. rwong
Director of Strategic Development
Underwater robot fanatic taking occasional breaks to pursue passions in renewable energy and bowling. Just your average guy trying to live the dream. ktl
Enthusiast for all things design: products, services, art, and storytelling. Jellyfish fanatic. Mildly addicted to strawberries, political news sites, and Donna of Parks and Rec. vmaturi
Ice dancer, Mountaineer, volunteer Elsa, and Diet Coke enthusiast. Passions include food security, helping kids, and singing in my car. cleadmon
Avid interest in robotics, deep philosophical questions, basketball and most importantly, Arnold Palmer. Champion of global equitable education. sagarwal
Budding photographer of all things water and lover of long bike rides, Southern barbecue, and global educational opportunities. kstephen
Future teacher/policymaker/Netflix addict. Strives to be a combination of Tina Fey, Bill Gates, and Elizabeth Warren in one person. rosereiken
Coca Cola Scholars 2016.
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