CONGRATULATIONS to our Summer 2015 BroadFutures Graduates!!
We recently graduated nine fabulous young men and women this summer from our Summer 2015 program. With the graduation of our interns, we officially concluded the pilot phase of our program and are now ready to take our model to scale. Pictured above are our wonderful interns and their proud parents !!!
The interns all had incredibly successful internships. They did so with motivation, diligence, and professionalism. They also made significant and meaningful progress in our Friday training sessions, both in their personal goals and in the BroadFutures goals of increased self-confidence, self-advocacy, and ability to handle stress. Our interns all received excellent ratings from our employers. In fact, four of our employers are keeping our interns on in various capacities. YEA!!! GO BroadFutures INTERNS!!!
We were thrilled to have so many fabulous employer partners with us this summer. They continue to make our program possible with their commitment to our mission. THANK YOU AES, American Psychological Assoc., AUCD, Access Partnerships, Griffin & Co, Marshal Moya Design, and USAC!!!!
Interns pictured with employer partners
FALL FUNDRAISER – November 7 at 7 p.m.!!!
We are getting ready for our fall fundraiser on November 7 at the Katzen Center in Washington, D.C. and hope that ALL of you will come join us to celebrate our first year of success! A Save the Date has been sent out and invitations will be going out soon.
PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A SPONSOR NOW so we can highlight your name, or that of your company on our invitation.
This month we are highlighting our fabulous new employer partner American Psychological Association (“APA”) as part of our ongoing employer spotlight!!!
APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Its mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. APA’s mission is accomplished through encouraging the development and application of psychology, promoting research and improved research methods, improving the qualifications and usefulness of psychologists, and increasing and disseminating psychological knowledge. APA represents more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
APA is committed to furthering the BroadFutures mission and joined enthusiastically as an employer partner by taking on two interns this summer, one serving in the finance department and one in human resources. In addition to serving as an employer partner, APA was also our first employer partner sponsor for our Fall Gala. APA understands the mutually beneficial nature of the employer partner relationship and that the BroadFutures program delivers a great benefit both to the interns it serves, but also to its employers on a variety of levels. APA appreciates BroadFutures mission and sees its mission directly aligned with BroadFutures. As APA’s Ismael Rivera, Director Human Resources & EEO Officer remarked,
“When BroadFutures approached me earlier this year to share information about the organization it became instantly clear that APA’s mission and values were very much in line with that of BroadFutures. As I shared information with the various groups within APA to solicit their feedback, all I received was an enthusiastic thumbs up, particularly from our executive staff. I was delighted this summer when we were finally able to welcome two BroadFutures interns, Abby Inwood and Mayowa Omokanwaye. I believe strongly that we all benefited from the experience – the interns benefited from being exposed to the work we do at APA, and the staff at APA benefited from the personal and business interactions we had with two very bright and talented students from the BroadFutures program”.
Pictured Above, left to right…. Ricky Washington , Mayowa Onokanwaye, Abby Inwood, and Vandana Bhatt.
We are incredibly grateful for APA’s commitment to our program and look forward to a continued partnership as we grow.