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We are so excited to see what 2019 will bring...
Thank you for all your support over this past year! In 2018, we were able to more than double our summer program, expand our services to new communities, and partner with 13 new employers. We cannot wait to see what 2019 will bring for BroadFutures as we work together to inspire inclusion and expand the workforce!
Please Watch our New Video 
Highlighting the Voices of our BroadFutures Interns:

BroadFutures-Intern Testimonials
BroadFutures- Intern Testimonials

Please also visit our website to view our overall program video as well as a video highlighting the voices of our employers!!
Excited to Welcome our 10th Intern Class this Month as well as 4 New Employer Partners 

This is an exciting month for us here at BroadFutures as our Winter 2019 program kicks off, marking our 10th BroadFutures program!!! We will be welcoming a brand new class of talented interns and 4 new and inspired employer partners, who are all excited about and supportive of our mission. 

We are looking forward to all working together and helping our interns on their journeys to unlocking their potential. 







We are Equally Thrilled to be Welcoming Back 
7 past and devoted employers...





















Intern Spotlight- Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson first joined BroadFutures as an intern in Winter 2018, and he is joining us again this winter as an alumni intern! He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Architecture. Having decided to pursue a career outside of his major, Stephen began looking to gain new experiences in the professional world to explore his interests and expand upon his skills. His internship last winter was in the office of Congressman John Delaney of Maryland, where he answered calls from and created case files for constituents, provided administrative support, and had a large role in collecting and organizing submissions in a county-wide school art competition. Stephen enjoyed his internship over the winter so much that he continued to work there through this past summer. His new internship this winter is with Enterprise Holdings, Inc. where he is in the management training track.  

Stephen had these thoughts to share about his past year: "I'm really thankful that BroadFutures has been able to support me in my continued growth and give me the tools I need to realize success during and after the program. I want to thank Enterprise for being an employer partner and working with me to ensure my continued success."

Thanks Stephen, and good luck at your internship!
Employer Spotlight-  NCLD

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is dedicated to improving the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues. NCLD's mission not only serves parents but also young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. Their l ong-term goals include working to create a society in which all individuals have access to the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life. 

Like BroadFutures, NCLD shares a passion to help individuals reach their utmost potential, and provide necessary resources to tap that potential. NCLD has been a longtime partner with BroadFutures. Their Senior Advisor of Strategic Innovation, Research & Insights, Sheldon Horowitz, has sat on our Advisory Board since our  inception, dedicating his time and energy to helping us think strategically about our mission an d program. NCLD has served as an employer partner as well, and we are  thrilled to have a continuing partnership. 

Program Coordinator Kelly Fomalont had this to say about NCLD's partnership with BroadFutures: 

"The National Center for Learning Disabilities is proud to partner with BroadFutures in our joint mission to help young adults with learning disabilities reach their full potential. BroadFutures has made it incredibly easy to utilize our interns to move this mission forward. Our interns get real workplace experience with support from the BroadFutures team, while learning about the laws that impact them directly. We are excited to be working with BroadFutures to inspire future advocates for the learning disabilities movement."

Thanks so much, Kelly!! 

BroadFutures intern, Griffin, and his supervisor, Kelly
Welcoming Intern David Kalwicz 
to the BroadFutures Team...

Welcome to our new intern, David Kalwicz, who started with us this month. David is passionate about educating and helping to facilitate conversations about disability. He is currently an undergraduate student at American University studying Psychology and Applied Statistics, where he is also involved in the University's student theater group. He also serves as a Resident Assistant on campus, and worked as an Orientation Leader. He hopes to pursue a research doctorate in Clinical Psychology after graduation, and eventually plans to work in both education and research. The majority of his research interests focuses on the mood and decision behaviors of adolescents with mental or learning disabilities. David is excited to have the opportunity at BroadFutures to gain more hands-on experience in helping empower individuals with learning and related disabilities. David is originally from Green Brook, New Jersey, and is currently residing in Washington, D.C.
Sharing this fun video from our Gala!!!!

BroadFutures Changing Lives 5th Anniversary Fall Gala
BroadFutures Changing Lives
5th Anniversary Fall Gala

IMPORTANT DATES:

SUMMER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
March 15, 2019

We are currently accepting applications for our summer program which offers incredible internships!! If yo u are interested in applying for our Summer 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 .
  
SPREAD THE WORD 

Know someone who would be interested in what BroadFutures does?
Know someone who might be interested in applying?


STAY CONNECTED!

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and Connect with us on LinkedIn  to stay up to date on what we are doing here at BroadFutures.

| BroadFutures  | 202-521-4304 | info@broadfutures.org  | www.broadfutures.org
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28 January 2019

We are so excited to see what 2019 will bring… Thank you for all your support over this past year! In 2018, we were able to more than double our summer program, expand our services to new communities, and partner with 13 new employers. We cannot wait to see what 2019 will bring for BroadFutures […]

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Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year!


BroadFutures Promotional Videos

We are excited to share our new videos with you! Watch below to learn more about our internship programs, and hear from our employer partners about the benefits of hosting a BroadFutures intern. We are working on an intern testimonial video and will be sending it out very soon!! 

Watch our program video  here :

BroadFutures-Internship Program
BroadFutures-Internship Program

Watch our employer testimonials video  here:

BroadFutures-Employer Testimonials
BroadFutures-Employer Testimonials
Gala Photos - Enjoy


Please see our photos from the Changing Lives Fall Gala we held last month to celebrate our 5th Anniversary! 
The pictures can be viewed here !! 

Intern Spotlight - Devynn Johnson

This month, we are excited to shine the spotli ght on Summer 2018 intern Devynn Johnson. Devynn interned at World Learning,  a thriving international nonprofit organization that has worked to create a more  peacefu l, sustainable, and just world for over 85 years.

As an intern at World Learning, Devynn
conducted research, compiled data, completed administrative tasks, and created a final presentation summarizing her research. Devynn is currently finishing her first semester at Delaware State University. 

Devynn had this to say about her time as a BroadFuture s intern at World Learning

"BroadFutures... helps and supports youth to become work-ready adults. As a work ready adult, youth learn the work environment that they may or may not like and how to deal with those environments... To be better one must do better, to do better one must know their own faults and BroadFutures not only shows you how to be better but also how to do better based on strengths instead of weaknesses."

Thanks for sharing these thoughts, Devynn, and good luck with your next semester!
 Employer Spotlight -
The U.S. Small Business Administration

This month, we are featuring our employer partner The U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA") The SBA makes the American dream of busi n ess ownership a reality. They empower entrepreneurs and small business owner s with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. The SBA is the only g o-to resource and voice for small businesses that is backed b y the strength of the federal government.  The SBA delivers its services to people through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more about  the SBA, visit  www.sba.gov .

Intern, Daniel and Supervisor, Eric

Nina Levine, Deputy General Counsel of the SBA, had these thoughts to share when reflecting on partnering with BroadFutures: 

"The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased that it was able to partner with BroadFutures to host an intern in its Office of General Counsel. The internship was an opportunity for a young adult to experience work in a fast-paced government legal office, including interacting with friendly, dedicated government employees while working on an assortment of interesting issues. SBA benefited from the intern's contribution and from the behind-the-scenes support of BroadFutures in making the internship a success."
End of Year Giving


We are so thankful to our community for your support. 

If you have not had a chance to support our mission,
you can do so HERE.
IMPORTANT DATES:

SUMMER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
March 15, 2019

If yo u are interested in applying for our Summer 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 .
  
SPREAD THE WORD 

Know someone who would be interested in what BroadFutures does?
Know someone who might be interested in applying?


STAY CONNECTED!

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and Connect with us on LinkedIn  to stay up to date on what we are doing here at BroadFutures.

| BroadFutures  | 202-521-4304 | info@broadfutures.org  | www.broadfutures.org
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20 December 2018

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year! BroadFutures Promotional Videos We are excited to share our new videos with you! Watch below to learn more about our internship programs, and hear from our employer partners about the benefits of hosting a BroadFutures intern. We are working on an intern testimonial video […]

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We Are GRATEFUL For Your Support!

We are so grateful for the support of our community this past year, which has been instrumental in contributing to the expansion of our program. This past summer, we were able to double our intern class size, allowing BroadFutures to serve a larger and more diverse group of young people. We are thankful to everyone who helped make this happen. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our mission, and we are so excited to continue to grow our community. 
It's #GivingTuesday!


Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and marks the beginning of the charitable season. If you were unable to make our Gala or would like to make an end-of-year gift, please  consider a donation to BroadFutures and start your giving here !!  
Our 5th Anniversary Changing Lives Fall Gala...
A Great Success!!!


Thank you to our incredible community for helping to make the BroadFutures 5th Anniversary Changing Lives Fall Gala a huge success! The Gala was  held on November 17th at the French Embassy, and we were thrilled that everyone had such a good time. We are grateful to our sponsors, donors, guests, and of course our amazing alumni interns, both for our successful evening and for everyone's support to further our mission!

We presented our Champion Award to our two honorees: The AES Corporation, a valued employer partner, and LeDerick Horne, whose personal story of disability and spoken word poetry left us all inspired and in awe. We surpassed our fundraising goal and increased our support by 20% from 2018. We were also able to raise an additional $25,320.92 at the Gala to support scholarships for our 2019 programs to ensure that BroadFutures is able to serve a diverse group of young people and expand our programs. Thank you to everyone for making the evening an incredible success!!!



 Staff Spotlight - Laurie Thomas

This month we are shining the spotlight on our Director of Program Support, Laurie Thomas, who has been with us for 8 out of our 9 programs. Laurie's expertise and extensive knowledge of the challenges of executive dysfunction have been instrumental to the success of our program. As an active and engaged member of the ADHD education and treatment community, Laurie has an in-depth knowledge of ADHD and the varying and accompanying challenges those with ADHD experience.  Laurie provides support and guidance to both our interns and employers, ensuring mutually successful outcomes. Her support and strategies are tailored to each individual intern and employer, allowing for overall effective and positive partnerships. 

Reflecting on her time at BroadFutures, Laurie had these thoughts to share: 

"Each intern has such extraordinary potential. It is always incredibly gratifying to meet these young people where they are when they enter the program and watch them use strategies, tools and supports to make meaningful progress towards reaching their potential. Witnessing the growth interns make in improving their self-confidence, self advocacy, communication and executive function skills is an enormous privilege for me."

Thank you, Laurie, for your inspired commitment to our mission and to those we serve!!!
IMPORTANT DATES:

WINTER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
EXTENDED through December 7, 2018
SUMMER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
March 15, 2018

If yo u are interested in applying for our Winter or Summer 2019 Program,   please do so  HERE . We have internships available with international organizations, policy positions, positions with senate and congress, hospitality positions, as well as those in general office administration.

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find  out more  HERE .
  
SPREAD THE WORD 

Know someone who would be interested in what BroadFutures does?
Know someone who might be interested in applying?


STAY CONNECTED!

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and Connect with us on LinkedIn  to stay up to date on what we are doing here at BroadFutures.

| BroadFutures  | 202-521-4304 | info@broadfutures.org  | www.broadfutures.org
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27 November 2018

We Are GRATEFUL For Your Support! We are so grateful for the support of our community this past year, which has been instrumental in contributing to the expansion of our program. This past summer, we were able to double our intern class size, allowing BroadFutures to serve a larger and more diverse group of young […]

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October is...
National Disability
Employment Awareness Month!

BroadFutures is proud to once again celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month  (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. NDEAM aims to educate people about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "America's Workforce: Empowering All."
 
BroadFutures supports the mission of NDEAM  through our holistic training, mentoring and paid internship program for young people with disabilities. We believe in the inherent and untapped potential of the young people that we serve, and we recognize that inclusion works for everyone.  Last year in an effort to bring awareness to this effort, BroadFutures, in collaboration with several other like-minded organizations and Quoted Studios, developed an educational and fun animated video on unconscious bias and the value of hiring individuals with disabilities. We are excited to share it again this October to help educate and inspire others. 


If you're interested in learning more about NDEAM and its history,  click here.


Reflections from our CEO/President, Carolyn Jeppsen

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the  
future, act now without delay.
 - Simone de Beauvoir

It has been 5 years since we incorporated BroadFutures, founded upon the fervent belief that we needed to act now without delay to change the existing landscape for young people with learning disabilities transitioning to school or work. After 5 years, hundreds of young people served both directly through our internship programs and indirectly through our outreach programs, and partnerships with over 40 employers, we have hopefully changed attitudes, perceptions, expectations, workplaces, hopes, dreams...and lives.

I am so incredibly humbled and inspired by the courage and tenacity that the young people we serve have demonstrated over the past 5 years. We have seen a diverse group of young people commit to changing their own lives, to act NOW and without delay, and in so doing, they have reaped the wonderful benefits of change, progress and success. I am equally humbled and inspired by the passion and dedication that our employer partners have shown in hosting our interns, and in opening to the possibilities of what a diverse workforce in the 21st century looks like and of the promise of the young people we serve. I am also every day humbled and inspired by our staff and all the specialists we work with towards our shared commitment and vision of a future where diverse learners can thrive. Finally, I am incredibly grateful to the many supporters in our village who have donated their time, money, heart, and soul to BroadFutures. Without all for you, we would not be in the position of celebrating what we are today.

While we are incredibly proud of where we are, we want to continue to grow and bring our programs to many, many more young people. We are hopeful that as a community, you will all celebrate with us and be a part of our Changing Lives Gala on November 17th, marking this important time for us as an organization!  We look forward to working together to continue to change lives. 
Join us as a Sponsor at our 
5th Anniversary Changing Lives Fall Gala!


Intern Spotlight - Danielle Bedney

We are shining the light on another Summer 2018 Program alum this month! 

Danielle "Danny" Bedney is from Washington, DC. She graduated from the Seed Public Charter School and is now in her junior year at Hartford University, where she is majoring in film. During the BroadFutures program, Danny interned for the Smithsonian Visitor Center, better known as "The Castle." Danny's supervisor entrusted her to reinvent the brochure for the museum, which was no small feat. All summer, Danny worked tirelessly on producing a product with visual appeal, fascinating stories, and comprehensive information by touring the museum, collecting survey responses from docents and volunteers, and perusing the archives. Her dedication to this project was admired by her supervisor, and her final presentation to staff members about the design and information for the brochure was impressive after only one summer working there. This past summer, Danny was able to capitalize on her creative skills and ability to self-advocate to ensure that she was as successful as possible. These skills will help her work towards success in school and in her career, as she hopes to be a documentary filmmaker one day.

Danny appreciated feeling like a part of a community here at BroadFutures and learning more about herself: 

"One thing I liked the most about BroadFutures was that I got the opportunity to see incredible young adults just like me. It made me feel like I wasn't alone with my disability. Over the summer I learned that I was capable of setting a goal and completing it when I'm given the right tools to succeed."

Thanks, Danny. We wish you the best of luck as you continue on your journey!!
 Employer Spotlight - PunkinFutz  

We are thrilled to have one of our newest employer partners, PunkinFutz, spotlighted this month. PunkinFutz designs and manufactures therapeutic play products for children with a broad range of physical, sensory, developmental, and emotional needs. They aim to create products that are original and accessible to children with varying needs, to support child-led imaginative play, to design and produce the products in integrated and supported work  environments, and to conduct their business
in an environmentally and socially responsible way. PunkinFutz joined as a new employer partner this past summer and hosted two interns to work on social media and research-based projects.

Chief Marketing Officer Whitney Hunter-Thompson, who supervised the two BroadFutures interns this summer, understands the value proposition in partnering with us and had this to say about her time with the interns: '

"We were so delighted to work with BroadFutures and in so doing, support their important mission. Our interns were incredible! BroadFutures' time spent training the interns, supporting their professional development and improvement, and acting as additional advocates allowed us to utilize the full extent possible of our interns' skills and capabilities. As any employer knows, a vast majority of time can be spent on the general skills of an employee/intern that take away from the technical tasks at hand. BroadFutures absolutely solves for that. We look forward to a continued partnership with them in the future, but in the meantime, we encourage anyone and everyone who needs interns to use BroadFutures!"

Thank you for these kind words, Whitney! We are excited to continue our partnership with PunkinFutz as they work to provide new options to celebrate and strengthen our diverse community.

IMPORTANT DATES: EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR OUR WINTER 2019 PROGRAM 

INFORMATION SESSION: November 12, 2018
at 2013 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

  
WINTER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
November 15, 2018

If yo u are interested in applying for our Winter 2019 Program,  
please do so  HERE

If yo u are interested in attending the information session, please email
cjeppsen@broadfutures.org.

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find  out more  HERE .
  
SPREAD THE WORD 

Know someone who would be interested in what BroadFutures does?
Know someone who might be interested in applying?


STAY CONNECTED!

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and Connect with us on LinkedIn  to stay up to date on what we are doing here at BroadFutures.

| BroadFutures  | 202-521-4304 | info@broadfutures.org  | www.broadfutures.org
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25 October 2018

October is… National Disability Employment Awareness Month! BroadFutures is proud to once again celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month  (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. NDEAM aims to educate people about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “America’s […]

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This month we have been BUSY..... 
Preparing for our 2019 programs & Fall Gala!!
Join us as a Sponsor at our 5th Anniversary Changing Lives Fall Gala!


Press Release: District Wharf Partnership
BroadFutures Interns with their supervisors at Entertainment Cruises on the Wharf
This summer, we formed a partnership with the new development project in Southwest D.C., The District Wharf. We partnered with six new employers: InterContinental Washington D.C., Concord Hospitality, Colonial Parking, Entertainment Cruises, the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID), and CBRE. These new opportunities provided our interns with a variety of internships in industries new to BroadFutures, such as those of hospitality and entertainment. 

We are so thankful for such a successful partnership, and we look forward to our continued and inspired collaboration!

READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE  here!
Comm unit y Partner Spotlight 


Since the inception of BroadFutures, Fusion Marketing has been instrumental in helping to create and promote our brand. For the past 5 years, Fusion has assisted BroadFutures with its marketing needs with passion, creativity and generosity.  Starting with the creation of our logo and continuing with our website, marketing materials and Gala invitations, they have donated hundreds of hours of professional services to our mission.

Founded in 2001 in Princeton, New Jersey by Maeve Egner, Fusion Marketing's unique approach of fusing purpose and passion into all the work they do has led to many successful partnerships and happy clients in medical device and consumer good industries. We are incredibly thankful to Fusion Marketing for helping the BroadFutures brand come alive and for their lasting commitment to our mission and vision of an inclusive workforce. Maeve Egner, owner of Fusion Marketing, had this to say of our partnership:

"All of us at Fusion have a special spot in our hearts for BroadFutures. We believe strongly in helping support our young people as they go forth and define their futures. We have seen this outstanding organization grow from their very first program to celebrating five years of successfully touching so many lives. It is our privilege to be their marketing partner."

Find out more about Fusion Marketing  here
 Intern Spotlight  

This month we are shining the spotlight on Matthew Griff, a BroadFutures Summer 2018 intern.  After graduating from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a B.S. in Mathematics, Matthew was excited to join BroadFutures to gain more experience in his field.  He interned with The American Psychological Association (APA) in the Finance Department, where he gained critical workplace experience and was provided a  supportive environment to expand upon his professional communication skills. Matthew was excited to have the opportunity to use his skills in mathematics to help contribute to the organization. Matthew's dedication and industrious nature proved a great asset in his internship. After completing the BroadFutures program , Matthew began a Master's degree program in Data Science at UMBC.  When reflecting on his internship experience, Matthew reported that " BroadFutures helped me regain my confidence. "

We cannot ask for any greater praise. Thank you, Matthew, and we wish you the best of luck in graduate school!!
IMPORTANT DATES: INFORMATION SESSION & WINTER 2019 PROGRAM

INFORMATION SESSION: October 2nd, 2018
2013 H Street NW, Washington DC 20006

WINTER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
October 15th, 2018

If yo u are interested in applying for our Winter 2019 Program,  
please do so  HERE

If yo u are interested in attending the information session, please email
cjeppsen@broadfutures.org.

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find  out more  HERE .
  
SPREAD THE WORD 

Know someone who would be interested in what BroadFutures does?
Know someone who might be interested in applying?


STAY CONNECTED!

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and Connect with us on LinkedIn  to stay up to date on what we are doing here at BroadFutures.

| BroadFutures  | 202-521-4304 | info@broadfutures.org  | www.broadfutures.org
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25 September 2018

This month we have been BUSY…..  Preparing for our 2019 programs & Fall Gala!! Join us as a Sponsor at our 5th Anniversary Changing Lives Fall Gala! Press Release: District Wharf Partnership BroadFutures Interns with their supervisors at Entertainment Cruises on the Wharf This summer, we formed a partnership with the new development project in Southwest […]

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Concluding a Successful Summer 
Celebrating the Graduation of our 9th Cohort!!
Interns & Employers Celebrating Final Presentations & Graduation

On August 10th, we celebrated the successful completion of our largest  program to date. There was a refreshing energy among our interns and employers, stemming from a sense of great achievement for the successes all around. Our interns gained self-confidence while developing new and transferable skills on their paths to professional and personal development.   They surpassed all our expectations, successfully completing their internships,  pushing their limits, and stepping outside of their comfort zones in ways that we never expected.  We are very proud of them!

We are grateful to all of our new and returning employer partners who hosted our interns and provided them with invaluable experiences and critical support. We are also thankful to our parents, staff and donors for their partnership in helping us conclude our summer program. We appreciate those who took time out of their busy work days to come to the final presentations. We feel so fortunate to have this incredible community supporting us!
Support BroadFutures by 
becoming a SPONSOR for  our 
5th Anniversary FALL GALA!
  
Join us in celebrating 5 years of BroadFutures at our Fall Gala!
By sponsoring the gala, you can help us to continue our mission of changing lives for people with learning and related disabilities.


 Intern Spotlight: Max Peterson  

This month we are shining the spotlight on one of our Winter 2018 interns - Max Peterson. Max attended Moorpark Community College in California as a History major and worked in the restaurant business before joining BroadFutures. During our program, he interned with the Office of Senator Chris Van Hollen. As an intern in a congressional office, Max supported many aspects of the daily operations of the Senator's office including creating  case files, answering constituent phone calls, and performing other administrative support. During his internship, Max was able to meet the Senator as well as work in the Capitol Hill Office. 

Max's employer admired his work ethic, positive attitude, attention to detail, and deeper understanding of his responsibilities. The internship equipped Max with the needed skills to continue on his professional growth trajectory and expand his future career options. He will be returning  to community college in the fall.  Max is a strong supporter of the BroadFutures holistic approach and felt that our program benefitted him both personally and professionally.  When reflecting on his experience, Max said:  "BroadFutures has made me more confident in what I do."
Employer Spotlight: World Learning
BroadFutures Intern, Devynn Johnson (R), with World Learning's Chris Iverson 
This was our second program partnering with  World  Lear ning. They first joined as an employer partner this winter, and we were excited to collaborate again with this incredible organization and its amazing team during the summer. World Learning is an international non-profit  organization dedicated to promoting a more peaceful an d just world for over 85 years. Grounded in five key approaches, including experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive practices, innovation, and grants management, World Learning's mission is to help young p eople find their voices, connect with their communities, and strengthen the insti tutions which aid their emergence as world leaders.

World Learning enthusiastically embraces our mission, and in reflecting on our partnership and the impact BroadFutures interns have had on their organization, Senior Youth Workforce Specialist Catherine Honeyman had these words to share:

" We have particularly learned from how BroadFutures prepares employers to receive interns by showcasing their strengths and areas where they may need additional support, and from how BroadFutures offers its interns ongoing mentorship and training support. 

In their projects with us, BroadFutures interns have supported us to gather data on the Pakistani labor market to know which types of skill training programs we should emphasize in our project, organize participant feedback from training programs in Latin America, organize the research and references we draw upon in designing high-quality programming, and analyze where we might expand our services.
 
Thanks to our past interns, Devynn and Sophie, and to the whole BroadFutures team!"

Thank you to Catherine Honeyman and the incredible team at World Learning. We look forward to an ongoing and successful partnership!!
IMPORTANT DATES: ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD & WINTER 2019 PROGRAM

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATION DUE DATE: October 1st, 2018

WINTER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
October 15th, 2018

If yo u are interested in applying for our Winter 2019 Program,  
please do so  HERE

If yo u are interested in applying for our Alumni Scholarship Award, please email 

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find  out more  HERE .
  
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30 August 2018

Concluding a Successful Summer  Celebrating the Graduation of our 9th Cohort!! Interns & Employers Celebrating Final Presentations & Graduation On August 10th, we celebrated the successful completion of our largest  program to date. There was a refreshing energy among our interns and employers, stemming from a sense of great achievement for the successes all around. Our […]

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An Exciting Summer at BroadFutures!!!
Our Summer 2018 Program is in full swing!!  We are excited about our expanded program as well as our new employer partnerships. Over the past 7 weeks, w e have seen tremendous growth in our interns' confidence, professionalism, and ability to self-advocate. 

We are grateful to be supported by a community that is committed to helping our interns find success, and understanding the promise of diverse learners. We  look forward to finishing the last two weeks of internships strong!!
Trip to Booz Allen Hamilton DC Innovation Center

We  were fortunate to be hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton at their D.C. Innovation Center, where our interns learned about Booz Allen's commitment to innovation and diversity and the many career paths and accommodations available at Booz Allen.

BroadFutures Capitol River Cruise 2018!! 

Interns, Alumni, and BroadFutures Staff on Board of Nightingale

Our alumni and present interns joined us for a Capitol River Cruise up the Potomac River! 

The cruise provided a wonderful bonding opportunity for our interns and alumni. Alumni were eager to answer questions and give advice by acknowledging how their time at BroadFutures has translated into successes at school, in the workplace, and in their personal lives.

Alumni Sam Cohen and Leigh Ulica 
Our Interns Playing
"Two Truths and A Lie"

 Alumni Trip to National's Park!!

Alumni BroadFutures Buddies 


We were sponsored by National's Park again this summer  for a great evening of baseball.  Our interns, alumni, and staff all enjoyed  connecting and having fun as a BroadFutures community and cheering on the Nationals against the Boston Red Sox!!! 


Alumni & Interns Enjoying the Game
...and Showing their Nats Pride!!
Introducing  Our  New Alumni Committee 
and Scholarship Award 

Alumni Committee &  Program Associate Alexa Weidanz  
We are proud of our team of outstanding alumni who have come together to form our new BroadFutures Alumni Committee. 
They have been busy deciding the scope and duties of the Committee, as well as planning upcoming events, including networking workshops and hopefully some fun events as well. 

The Committee has helped us to spread the word about our  2018 Alumni Scholarship Award in celebration of our 5th Anniversary, which will be presented at our Gala on November 17th to an alumni who best demonstrates how BroadFutures has impacted their life, and how they plan to spread the BroadFutures missionThe deadline for the application is September 1, 2018. All alumni are encouraged to apply and to attend the Gala!

If any alumni are interested in joining the Committee, please let us know!!! We welcome all alumni. If you would also like more information regarding eligibility and logistics for the Alumni Scholarship Award, please contact aweidanz@broadfutures.org.
 Intern Spotlight: Sophie Sperduto

Sophie Sperduto is an 19-year-old from Washington, D.C., where she attended  The Lab School of D.C. Sophie is serving as an Alumni Intern this summer, after completing our winter Program. During her time in our  Winter Program, she interned at World Learning, where she was responsible for administrative support for their busy season. Her employer was thrilled to have Sophie on their team, and praised her determination, honesty, and cheerfulness.

Currently, Sophie is interning at Entertainment Cruises, as part of our partnership with the D.C. Wharf. She is working as both a restaurant hostess and administrative intern. What Sophie enjoys most about working at Entertainment Cruises is "having a hands on job and working with different people."  This August, Sophie will be matriculating to Catholic University, where she intends to study Psychology and Criminology. 

When reflecting on her time at BroadFutures, Sophie had these words to share: "The experiences BroadFutures has given me has allowed me to learn a lot about myself regarding the workforce."

Thanks, Sophie and good luck with the remainder of your internship!
NEW Employer Spotlight: SWBID
BroadFutures Intern, Stuart Landis with SWBID's COO, Andre Witt and Delante Chloe

This month we are excited to introduce Southwest Business Improvement District, or "SWBID," as one of our newest dedicated employer partners! SWBID is a Business Improvement District compiled of inspired leaders who plan, fund, and implement projects and supplementary services in their local community. SWBID is committed to beautifying and connecting the communities of SouthWest, DC, as well as redefining the status quo for the  state of public infrastructure throughout Southwest, D.C.

This is our first summer partnering with SWBID and we are excited about the partnership. SWBID welcomed one of our Alumni Interns to join their team this summer, where he has since been responsible for assisting SWBID in establishing projects that bring excitement, beautification, creativity, cleanliness, and pride to the District. The internship has been so successful, that our Alumni Intern has often referred to his co-workers and supervisors as, "one big happy family," and has found himself growing more as a young professional than he had anticipated. We feel extremely fortunate to partner with SWBID this summer and look forward to the future success of our growing partnership.

When reflecting on the partnering with BroadFutures, SWBID, Chief Operating Officer, Andre Witt had this to say..... "It has been a joy beyond belief working with Stuart, and he has become such a big part of our (SWBID) family. We simply love having him here with us."

Thanks so much SWBID! We look forward to continue to partner with you and help keep DC beautiful and safe!!!

Find out more about SWBID HERE.
BUY TICKETS NOW 
For our 5th Anniversary Fall Gala!!!


IMPORTANT DATES: WINTER 2019 PROGRAM

APPLICATION DUE DATE: October 31st, 2018

If yo u 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 .

SPREAD THE WORD 

Know someone who would be interested in what BroadFutures does?
Know someone who might be interested in applying?


STAY CONNECTED!

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and Connect with us on LinkedIN, to stay up to date on what we are doing here at BroadFutures.

| BroadFutures | 202-521-4304 | info@broadfutures.org | www.broadfutures.org
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25 July 2018

An Exciting Summer at BroadFutures!!! Our Summer 2018 Program is in full swing!!  We are excited about our expanded program as well as our new employer partnerships. Over the past 7 weeks, w e have seen tremendous growth in our interns’ confidence, professionalism, and ability to self-advocate.  We are grateful to be supported by a […]

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BroadFutures is EXPANDING......
Our  Largest Cohort & 9 new Employer Partners!!!

        Summer 2018 Interns on their first day of Training

Our Summer Program has arrived, and with it, TWO extraordinary new groups of young people totaling 28 interns.  Our summer session began on June 11th with our innovative professionalism, communication, and career exploration curriculum. We were incredibly fortunate to have many inspired presenters come to speak with our interns and/or provide workshops, including Andy Imparato from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Michele Pulaski of Sequence Counseling & Consulting Services, Taryn Williams from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Leah Byrne from Chevy Chase Trust, Kelly Fomalont from The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), and Tony Marquez from Eagle Bank. 

We were also thrilled to  welcome back some of our  BroadFutures alumni for an alumni panel. Our graduates were very excited to share words of wisdom with their new peers, and offer advice on how to be a good intern in the workplace. 

This past Friday, June 22, ma rked the culmination of our initial training with intern presentations and a party with parents. Interns began their internships on June 25th and we could not be more excited to see where the summer will take them!!

Land Group Summer 2018
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We know that our training is rigorous, and we are so incredibly proud of all our interns' hard work and drive in making the most of their BroadFutures experience to date!!! 
Welcome to our New & Returning Employer Partners!!! 

We are excited to be welcoming 9 new employer partners this month to our BroadFutures Summer 2018 Program!


 

Introducing our New Partnership with The District Wharf, launching this summer... 

Summer 2018 Interns with PN Hoffman's Mark Dorigan,
Elinor Bacon and Caroline Crawford 
It is with great excitement that we announce our partnership with the new development project in Southwest, D.C., The District Wharf, developed by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette! The District Wharf has embraced a mission to reestablish Washington, D.C. as a waterfront destination. Originally founded in 1805 as a military hub and fish market, the re-development has renewed a dedication to sustainability with hopes of  creating a thriving community.

This summer, 6 employers at The Wharf are partnering with BroadFutures and employing 9 interns in a variety of positions. The District Wharf is excited about the talent, diversity and value proposition that the BroadFutures program embodies and our
shared mission for empowering young diverse learners. 

Stay tuned for our press release w ith The District Wharf- coming soon!!!
BroadFutures' GYA Accreditation!!
We are very excited to announce that after 9 months of hard work, we have been accredited by the Gap Year Association!!! Our accreditation will allow us to collaborate with other Gap Year Programs, to expand our program nationally, and to serve a broader range of students. The Gap Year Association has been wonderful to work with and provided the following statement regarding our accreditation:

"The Gap Year Association, GYA (formerly the American Gap Association, AGA), was founded in 2012 as a non-profit organization setting standards for organizations within the gap year industry and working to grow the gap year movement around the country and the globe. We are thrilled to announce BroadFutures as our newest accredited member. To become an accredited member with GYA, BroadFutures went through a rigorous process providing evidence to uphold the GYA standards. The GYA accreditation standards include categories such as safety and risk management, educational curriculum, service learning, staff training, inclusion and access, experiential learning, etc. In addition to providing standards, GYA conducts research, hosts an annual conference, and provides a space for the gap year community to communicate and learn from one another."

IMPORTANT DATES: WINTER 2019 PROGRAM

INFORMATION SESSION: July 24th, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
 - Optional Q & A: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: October 31st, 2018

If yo u 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 .

SPREAD THE WORD 

Know someone who would be interested in what BroadFutures does?
Know someone who might be interested in applying?


STAY CONNECTED!

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and Connect with us on LinkedIN, to stay up to date on what we are doing here at BroadFutures.

| BroadFutures | 202-521-4304 | info@broadfutures.org | www.broadfutures.org
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29 June 2018

BroadFutures is EXPANDING…… Our  Largest Cohort & 9 new Employer Partners!!!         Summer 2018 Interns on their first day of Training Our Summer Program has arrived, and with it, TWO extraordinary new groups of young people totaling 28 interns.  Our summer session began on June 11th with our innovative professionalism, communication, and […]

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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!!!!  A s 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 wealt h 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 j oined  BroadFutures as an intern in the  Sum mer of 2017, where he  interned for the American Psychologi cal 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 I nstagram 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 Broa dFutures and our mission. Daniel said that he wanted to become a B roadFutures intern to learn how to share his ideas and enhanc e his decision-making, and APA helped him make great progress in ac hieving 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,  "BroadFut ures 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 yo u 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 .

SPREAD THE WORD 

Know someone who would be interested in what BroadFutures does?
Know someone who might be interested in applying?


STAY CONNECTED!

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, Connect with us on LinkedIN, and Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on what we are doing here at BroadFutures.

| BroadFutures | 202-521-4304 | info@broadfutures.org | www.broadfutures.org
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28 May 2018

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 […]

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