Celebrating the Graduation of our 8th Cohort …
And getting ready for our Expansion this summer!!!

2018 Winter Interns and their parents
A Huge Thanks to all who made our 
Winter Program so Successful

We are so grateful to our fabulous employer partners, staff, families, donors, and of course, our BroadFutures interns for helping us conclude our incredibly successful winter program. We cannot believe how fast the time went, and are so impressed with the equally fast growth that we saw from our interns!!

At our interns’ final presentations, we celebrated their successful completion of the  program and recognized our employer partners for all of their outstanding support. We are so proud of all our interns, so grateful to our amazing employer partners, and equally indebted to the support of our families and staff. We feel very fortunate to have such an incredible community supporting us!!!

BroadFutures is GROWING…. 
Expansion is happening  this summer.

BroadFutures is in its 4th year of programming, and soon to celebrate our 5th year of incorporation!!!!  As a fast growing young non-profit, we are THRILLED to announce that we will be doubling our cohort size this summer, and adding another class of interns!!!!!!!!!!  

We will be WELCOMING MORE THAN 30 interns and ADDING 10 new employer partners to our ever growing group of inspired employers who recognize the benefits of a diverse workforce and the excellence of our program in consistently sourcing highly talented, prepared young adults for internship positions.

Stay tuned… as later this month we will have a snapshot of our new employer partners and our incoming cohort.
Welcoming our New Program Director, Amanda Lindsell

We are thrilled to welcome our new addition to the BroadFutures staff!, Amanda Lindsell!! Amanda has joined us as our new Program Director and is excited to be helping us to welcom our 9th cohort this summer.
 
Amanda is a passionate and experienced Vocational Counselor and non-profit administrator who believes strongly in the benefits of a diverse workforce. She is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge in disability employment to BroadFutures. 

Prior to joining BroadFutures, Amanda served as Program Coordinator at the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), where she helped to launch a state-of-the-art employment program that focused on integrative, competitive employment for individuals with a variety of disabilities. Within the first two years of her tenure, job placement rose by 450% and record numbers of individuals were placed in full-time employment. During her time with JSSA, Amanda was also responsible for overseeing the Developmental Disability Administration program and launching the Pre-Employment Transition Services program. Additionally, Amanda provided one-on-one career exploration, career counseling and placement for individuals with Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prior to her employment with JSSA, Amanda worked at The Outcomes Service at The Treatment and Learning Centers, providing job development, placement, coaching and case management to individuals with disabilities. Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a D.C. area native, enjoys traveling the world with her family, and speaks Spanish.
Employer Spotlight: Atlas Corps

Intern Joshua with Atlas Corps Supervisor, Cal 

This month we are proud to honor and welcome back Atlas Corps as one of our dedicated employer partners. Atlas Service Corps, or “Atlas Corps,” is an international network compiled of nonprofit leaders and organizations known as a “best practice” in international exchange and a model social entrepreneurship program. Atlas core is committed to addressing critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.                                     

We were excited to partner with Atlas Corps for the first time during our Summer 2017 program, via recommendation from our own Atlas fellow, Nyasha Chibanda. Atlas Corps’ CEO welcomed one of our interns into his own office, where he was able to assist Atlas Corps in campaigning on global expansion, drafting grant proposals, and constructing a new website design. The internship was so successful, that they extended  the internship into the fall of 2017. We were grateful to partner with Atlas Corps again for our Winter 2018 program and look forward to our ongoing partnership this summer!!  

Atlas Corps understands the value proposition in partnering with BroadFutures, the talents of those that we serve, and is deeply committed to our mission.….. 

“BroadFutures has provided excellent interns that had a clear passion and interest for their role at Atlas Corps and were well supported throughout their internship placement. Both BroadFutures interns had an impact on Atlas Corps. The biggest difference between BroadFutures and other intern placements, is that we had the support of BroadFutures helping interns set professional development goals that align to their Atlas Corps placement. BroadFutures interns align their individual goals to our organizational needs making for purposeful matches.” -Callum Lindsay-Field, Executive Assistant to CEO 

THANK YOU Atlas Corps!  

Find out more about Atlas Corps HERE

Intern Spotlight

Daniel Kawecki joined BroadFutures as an intern in the Summer of 2017, where he interned for the American Psychological Association (APA). He is 20 years old, and from Silver Springs, MD. At his internship, Daniel was able to utilize his creative skills to construct new posts for the APA Instagram page, spreading awareness on matters like disability, bullying, and breast cancer. Daniel was also given an opportunity to expand upon his creative writing abilities, drafting an article in the APA newsletter on his time at BroadFutures and our mission. Daniel said that he wanted to become a BroadFutures intern to learn how to share his ideas and enhance his decision-making, and APA helped him make great progress in achieving these goals. 

After his time at BroadFutures, Daniel returned to Mercyhurst University where hopes to receive a degree in English. We are so thrilled that Daniel has been hired this summer as an intern at RespectAbility where he will further be involved in advocating for people with disabilities

Daniel had this to say about his time at BroadFutures, “BroadFutures was an invaluable experience for my first few steps into the professional world. Above all the skills I learned, the most valuable was mindfulness. To this day, I practice it, and it has helped me grow both professionally and socially.”

Thanks, Daniel! Good luck in your new position!!
WINTER 2019 PROGRAM 
Recruiting interns and employer partners!

We are already accepting and processing applications for our Winter 2019 program.

If you are interested in applying for our Winter 2019 Program, 
please do so HERE
If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find out more HERE.

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