by Jesse Galef –
This achievement has been years in the making. When the Secular Student Alliance board hired its first full-time campus organizer in 2003, they set a goal: reach 250 affiliated student groups. Well, it happened over the weekend! We’ve been growing rapidly in just the past few years – rapidly enough to go from two full-time staff this time last year to four full-time (myself included) and three part-time employees. But for us to finally reach 250… it’s a big milestone for us.
What did we do? We got ourselves a cake:
Yes, the Secular Student Alliance is an awesome place to work.
We’re so proud of our affiliates and the incredible things they’re doing. It’s genuinely a pleasure to help these students – they’re dedicated, creative, and intelligent. If you need any evidence, look through the stories about them here on Friendly Atheist.
Thank you to Hemant for serving on our Board of Directors, thank you coworkers for kicking ass, and thank you students for giving me hope for the movement.
Onward to 500 groups!
(Hemant adds: If you’d like to help us continue that trajectory, please consider making a donation to the SSA!)