Sandy Chin’s “Book, Boxes, And Bodies” Project Helped Give Books To PS11 Students

Over the course of the summer, there are a lot of children who want to get away from school and spend the rest of the vacation playing and doing other things. Because of this, backsliding of reading comprehension level is not surprising. The reason for this is either the children don’t have access to books or they are not motivated to do so. Sandy Chin knows the importance of reading, that’s why she sprung into action to help children at PS11 by conducting a book drive.

PS11, or also known as the William T. Harris School conducted a book drive to encourage its students to read this summer. Sandy was the one who brought this idea to life. She realized that a lot of students will get motivated if they are given books to read for free. That’s why she launched the effort known as “Books, Boxes, & Bodies” in order to gather free books from volunteers for two days. She and other volunteers for this effort hoped to get at least enough books for kindergarten students in PS11. To their surprise, the effort gathered more than three thousand books and was enough to make sure other grades would be given books as well.

However, the greatest challenge for Sandy Chin and the PS11 book drive team is sorting out the three thousand books they gathered to match the reading level of the students. This problem emerged due to the lack of guidelines for donators to follow when donating books. A kindergarten student will only enjoy reading things that he or she can comprehend. However, it is not avoidable for a student to pick something beyond his or her own reading level. That’s the reason why sorting out the books is an important step to make this book drive successful.

Sandy Chin and the rest of the volunteers successfully made a guideline in sorting the books. At the end of the day, she and the other volunteers are happy to see children smile with their books. Now that they know what they have to do for a book drive, the next book drives in PS11, and hopefully on other schools, will be a lot easier.

Sandy Chin is the Chief Investment Officer at Tidal Bore Capital. She is also the Portfolio Manager of the said company. Before these, she was the Portfolio Manager at Vissium Asset Management until 2014. Chin also served a Senior Analyst at S.A.C. Capital Management. Learn more about Chin on LinkedIn.

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Clay Hutson Leverages Vast Background To Excel In Music Production Industry

Working with some of the biggest names in music is all in a day’s work for Clay Hutson. His job as a concert producer and tour production manager has landed him work with the from the likes of Kid Rock to Guns N’ Roses. A-list acts like these put on incredible shows that mesmerize audiences — but what goes on on stage doesn’t “just happen.”

That’s where the deep skill set of Clay Hutson comes into play. What an audience sees in front of them is a combination of many elements beyond the artists themselves playing their instruments, singing and prancing around the stage. There’s lights, special effects — such as smoke, flame or mist effects — large video screens and more.

Clay Hutson prides himself on being the first guy to show up at a location to set everything up. He plots all aspects of the show and orchestrates who is going to do what and when. He wants audiences to experience something thrilling and sensational at every show. He understands that each artist ants to stand out from the rest. They want to rock their audiences like none other.

Clay Hutson developed his craft by working for a variety of music promotion companies. He says he learned something valuable from every job he had. But the time came when Hutson knew he wanted to run his own company. He made that the plunge and he’s never looked back.

Today Clay Hutson produces shows for some of the biggest names in entertainment. He’s in demand because he’s simply very good at what he does. He’s also intensely dedicated and something of a perfectionist. He wants each show to go off without a hitch — and the real magic is making it seem like everything that happens on stage is flowing naturally and unfolding in a spontaneous manner.

It’s a deep background in all aspects of the business that makes Clay Hutson a top professionals in his field. That includes audio engineering, design, stage management, logistics and the all-important, complicated process of production management.

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