"Being around these students makes me hopeful for the future. They are doing great projects that I think as adults we should be paying attention to and learning from."
- Jennifer Mentink, Volunteer Program Manager
Meet Olivia Hawbaker from Citizens Energy Group another Champion company in Central Indiana. Olivia Hawbaker is dedicated to empowering victims of domestic violence and lifting up the lives of young people. For the past year, she has worked with Coburn Place, a safe-haven offering help, housing, and hope to domestic violence survivors and their families.
She serves as Development Chair of the Young Professionals Committee and raised $70,000 in 2017. Olivia also serves as a tutor at Indianapolis Public Schools elementary school #43, helping children with academic challenges in reading and math, coordinating volunteers, and serving as a liaison between the school and community.
In addition, she has served on a mission trip to Cuba and used her civil engineering skills in Uganda to complete master planning tasks for water and wastewater services for an orphanage for special needs children.