International Leadership and Business Summit Team:

Mandela Catering

Our Life-Changing Project

Our Challenges

Our Business Partner: Catering Business

Business Owner:Shehu Gagare


Location: Birshi Village, Bauchi State Nigeria

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Our Team

Anthea Gonzalez
Class of 2017

Hello! My name is Anthea Gonzalez and this Fall I will be a Freshman at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois as an Information Technology and Management Major. I will be coming in as a Leadership Academy Scholar and have committed to swim for the Illinois Tech Swim & Dive Team. Ever since I’ve started working with Leadership Initiatives, I have discovered that I truly love helping others. In addition, I enjoy programming and working with computers in general. But if I’m going to be honest, I’m still not sure what I want to do yet, all I know for sure that I want to help others through technology and innovation. I am very excited to help Rabi’s business continue to grow and improve, I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to help improve someone’s life, I can’t way to see how my team and I will make a difference!

Caroline Whelan
Class of 2019

My name is Caroline “Callie” Whelan, and I am a rising junior at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut. As a conscientious and motivated student, I am always up to the challenges offered by honors and AP courses. Playing field hockey and running track enables me to appreciate the benefits of teamwork; I look forward to transferring this understanding into my contributions to the team. I enjoy babysitting and tutoring elementary school students in all subjects, but particularly English, French, and mathematics. I am an elected member of the Ridgefield Youth Commission, which serves as an outlet for teens to discuss current town issues with members of town government and owners of local businesses. Our recent projects have included coordinating the integration and acceptance of LGBTQ+ youth through clubs and activities, supervising the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Ridgefield, and fundraising for the creation of a town peace mural in response to anti-Semitic and racist graffiti. I am also an active member of the Ridgefield chapter of buildOn, a national organization that strives to spread education globally. Through this program, I was able to exceed fundraising goals by 232% thus generating $69,714 to travel to Senegal in July of 2017 and build a primary school in a rural village. Additionally, I enjoy serving local philanthropies through the Ridgefield chapter of National Charity League, through which I was able to receive the Presidential Volunteer Service Award this year. I am honored and excited to transform lives across the globe as a member of the International Business Alliance Program!

Francesca Cavallo-Phelps
Class of 2019

My name is Francesca Cavallo Phelps and I am a rising junior at Oakwood School in North Hollywood, CA. At school I challenge myself with honors courses in math and science. Outside of school I volunteer as the Fashion Ambassador for an organization called the Why? Foundation and I help with fundraising and advertisement  for an app called LilSpace . The Why? Foundation creates resources for women and families going through breast cancer treatment. Specifically I work with the team of people creating a comfortable t-shirt for women going through chemotherapy. LilSpace is an app to help people enjoy the world around them without their phones and without being worried they will miss out on things! I also love playing softball and I hope to play at the college level. I can’t wait to help out Rabi’s businesses and gain great knowledge and experience from it.

Nikki Meland
Class of 2017

My name is Nikki M. and I am a college freshman at Penn State University. During the school year, I strive to achieve academic success through my study of Communications and Public Relations, two fields that interest me greatly.

I am also an active participant in extracurricular activities such as the IBAP program, a volunteer at local animal shelters, a literacy volunteer at my local library, as well as a musician in my free time. At other times, I can be found helping out a charity known as the Police Action League in Los Angeles, which is a charity that provides mentorship programs and a variety of other services to students in low income areas.

I am thrilled and very grateful to be working with ILBS, as I was lucky enough to work with the  International Business Alliance Program last year, and GYII last summer. I cannot wait to gain valuable experience and promote change in a way that can positively impact others on a global scale.

Rachel Peach
Class of 2019

My name is Rachel Peach and I am currently a junior. In school, I enjoy participating in almost all it has to offer. Examples of this would include taking AP and honors classes as well as taking part in the dance program, snowboarding team, and the NEO club. With this being said, I also enjoy performing music with the students of a local music store and volunteering at middle schools to help teach young kids the game of volleyball. Overall, I am very excited to be a part of the IBAP team and can’t wait to not only gain a wonderful experience, but a great understanding of the importance of fundraising as well.

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