Concluding An Exciting Summer at BroadFutures… Celebrating the Graduation of our
7th Cohort of Incredible Interns!!!
Summer 2017 Interns with Employers at Graduation
Interns with Proud Parents
A Huge Shout out to all who made our
Summer Program So Successful!!!
We are so grateful to our wonderful employer partners, staff, families, donors, and of course, our BroadFutures interns for helping us conclude our largest and incredibly successful summer program. Like our CEO, Carolyn Jeppsen always says, “It takes a village,” and we are very thankful for the participation of our talented and inspired village. On August 4th, interns, families, and employers came to celebrate and listen to our outstanding interns offer their final presentations on their BroadFutures’ experience. We were so grateful for all of our employer partners who took time out or their busy work days to come to the presentations and to participate in our employer recognition ceremony as well. We feel incredibly fortunate to have such amazing partners.
Interns and alumni on board of Nightingale
Alumni Capitol River Cruise 2017!!
On July 19th, we were thrilled to have our alumni join us for a Capitol River Cruise up the Potomac River! On board, our Summer 2017 interns had the opportunity to network and dine with alumni while taking in the sites of D.C.’s most popular attractions. The cruise provided a wonderful bonding opportunity for our interns to have some fun with alumni, and ask questions about their past experiences with BroadFutures. Alumni were eager to answer questions and give advice by acknowledging how their time at BroadFutures has translated into future successes at school, in the workplace, and in their personal lives.
Alumni Trip to National’s Park!! We were equally excited to have our alumni and present interns join us for a second outing this summer at National’s Park! We would like to say a HUGE thanks to National’s Park for sponsoring our tickets, and hosting us for a wonderful summer evening. It was fantastic to see our network of alumni connect with our current interns. It was a very engaging game against the Milwaukee Brewers that left everyone at the edge of their seats. At the top of the 8th inning, the Nationals scored 8 runs which caused our whole group to erupt into cheers. The Nationals won the game, and all of our interns and alumni had a fabulous time enjoying some ballgame food and getting to know one another.
Interns, Alumni, and Staff supporting the Nationals
in their game against the Milwaukee Brewers
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT- Easter Seals
Anthony George & Lynn Tabayoyong of Easter Seals with Winter 2017 intern, Jack Kemper
This month we are proud to honor and welcome back Easter Seals as one of our dedicated employer partners. Easter Seals is a non-profit provider of health and human services that has served individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families for over 90 years. Easter Seals is committed to providing a variety of services to help individuals with disabilities overcome life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. Find out more about Easter Seals HERE.
Easter Seals has served as an employer partner since our Winter 2016 Program. They have been able to integrate BroadFutures interns into the Easter Seals HR department with rewarding results, mentioning that our interns have become a “fabric” of the department itself! Easter Seals understands the value proposition in partnering with BroadFutures, the talents of those that we serve, and is deeply committed to our mission. THANK YOU Easter Seals!!!!
As Anthony George; Supervisor, Easter Seals’ Human Resources Department has expressed….. “It is an honor to be associated with an organization that supports the growth and independence of individuals. Easter Seals like BroadFutures depends on the contribution of others to support its mission and vision. So seeing the development of the interns and the added contributions they have made to our organization makes us proud to be a partner.”
INTERN SPOTLIGHT- Katrina Link
Katrina joined our program as a BroadFutures Winter 2016 intern, where she interned for Easter Seals. Katrina did such a fantastic job working for Easter Seals that she was offered a full-time extended internship at their national headquarters, where she has been working in the HR department.
Katrina has since enjoyed many of her responsibilities in the HR department including filing employee recognition and anniversary reports, planning employee social events, collaborating with other departments, and assisting the front desk with Easter Seals’ visitors. Outside or her administrative talents, Katrina’s interests include musical theater and voice and she is active in the Levine School of Music’s productions. Katrina is a strong supporter of the BroadFutures; program and underscores the social, as well professional impact the program has had on her:
“BroadFutures has greatly impacted me by helping me be more confident, independent, professional, familiarized within a working environment, and never afraid to ask questions.”
We are so happy for Katrina and continue to wish her every success in her professional development!!!
A New Member to our Board….
We are thrilled to introduce Lisa Grove!
Lisa is a strong supporter of the BroadFutures mission and understands the importance of transitioning talented and diverse thinkers into the workforce. Lisa is commitment to promoting the abilities of students who learn differently. She is the proud parent of a BroadFutures Alumni and has participated on our Fall Gala Committee. Lisa has been active in the Montgomery County Public School System, serving as Co-Chair of the Special Needs Committee where she helped to ease the integration of the Learning and Academic Disability Program into the community when it reopened after a large renovation. She was also an integral contributor in helping to create a list serve for parents of students with disabilities. She served as PTA Vice President, advising and helping to dramatically restructure the PTA, resulting in more effective coordination across the PTA and more support for leadership.
Lisa is an agricultural economist, by background, and an expert in food and agriculture regulatory issues. She began her career at The University of Illinois as a research assistant and economics lecturer. She then worked for The Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as an analyst and Deputy Branch Chief, for 11 years. She resigned when her youngest son was diagnosed with developmental and learning disabilities, which required her to engage in an intensive therapeutic intervention.
Lisa grew up in Washington. She attended John Eaton ES, Deal MS, and Edmund Burke School. She received her B.S. from Cornell University and an M.S. from the University of Illinois (1984). She lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband. Lisa has two adult sons, both of whom are avid BroadFutures supporters.
Accepting Applications for our Winter 2017 Program.
August 15th, 2017: 2017 rates will apply to all Winter Program 2018 applications.
September 15th, 2017: Winter Program 2018 applications due.