On August 4th we came together to celebrate the successful completion of our D.C. Summer 2023 Internship Program. Each of our twenty-two participants presented to employer partners, BroadFutures staff, and supportive family and friends with brief remarks detailing what they learned this summer and what they look forward to achieving in the future.
This class made impressive strides in terms of cultivating workplace confidence, growing team building skills, and strengthening peer-to-peer connections. We congratulate them on this well-earned accomplishment and look forward to hearing about their future successes!
We also extend gratitude to our employer partners who made this summer possible by hosting our interns! And to our supportive parents, donors, and staff: we appreciate you and your dedication!!!
Enjoy the photos from our End-of-Program Celebration captured by photographer and BroadFutures parent, Angela Goodhart.
Another Thank You to All of Our
Summer 2023 Employer Partners!!!
We are so grateful to our amazing employer partners for helping us enjoy a successful summer full of growth and learning. It wouldn't have been possible without your commitment to our mission. Thank you!
This month we are shining the spotlight on Anelle Genfi! Anelle currently attends Montgomery College where she is majoring in General Studies in Social Science. Anelle is originally from Ghana and currently lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
This summer Anelle interned at Eagle Bank where she was most excited about "attending the relationship team meetings and the management loan committee meetings to learn [...] whether the bank should grant a loan to a potential client." When asked to reflect on the highlights of BroadFutures programming, Anelle shared, "My favorite part of the BroadFutures program has been the mock interviews and the yoga and mindfulness sessions."
Anelle is a thoughtful and compassionate person who brought such an insightful perspective to her peers and colleagues this summer. Though the Summer 2023 Program ended, we are thrilled to have her as part of our BroadFutures alumni community.
August 2023 Newsletter Congratulations Summer 2023 Interns!!! On August 4th we came together to celebrate the successful completion of our D.C. Summer 2023 Internship Program. Each of our twenty-two participants presented to employer partners, BroadFutures staff, and supportive family and friends with brief remarks detailing what they learned this summer and what they look […]
Our Summer 2023 Program is in full swing! Over the course of the past six weeks we have witnessed tremendous growth from this cohort. Each Friday we've come together as a community to participate in training and engage in peer-to-peer learning by discussing our previous week of work and developing professional skills based on perspective-taking, self-advocacy, and networking.
In addition to professional growth, our interns have also built a sense of long-lasting friendship and community. From baseball games at Nationals Park to boat rides on the Potomac, this cohort is making the most of their summer together.
We are so impressed with everyone and can't wait to see them cross the finish line!
Thank You to All of Our
Summer 2023 Employer Partners!
We are so grateful to our amazing employer partners. We are celebrating a successful summer full of growth and learning. It would not be possible without your commitment to our mission. Thank you!
We are shining the spotlight on Sean Carmichael this month!!! Sean is a recent graduate from Mercyhurst University, where he studied Music and Communications. He is originally from Montclair, NJ, and is an accomplished pianist.
This summer Sean is interning at The Willard InterContinental Hotel. He feels that being a BroadFutures participant has "[built his] confidence in the workplace" and that BroadFutures has given him "a good reminder that I’m not the only one that struggles. We are all good at different things and we all struggle with different things which [makes us] unique." Sean is a kind and compassionate person who brightens every environment he is in. We are thrilled to have him as part of our BroadFutures community.
Employer Spotlight - ExPat
This month, our employer spotlight is ExPat. ExPat Hospitality is one of our newest employer partners. ExPat serves the D.C. metropolitan area by building community through food, camaraderie and sports appreciation!!
When asked to reflect on their partnership with BroadFutures thus far, ExPat Partner, Tim Ma, shared, "We have enjoyed partnering with BroadFutures this summer. [Our intern] Anne has been delightful and a pleasure to have on our team. She was adept to the ever changing situation that is restaurants and handled it with purpose and grace. Thank you Anne and BroadFutures!"
BroadFutures Participant Recognized by the Fairfax City Council
We are excited to announce that earlier this month our very own BroadFutures participant, Nicholas Goodhart, was recognized at a Fairfax City Council meeting. Mayor Read officially proclaimed July as Disability Pride Month and Nicholas formally accepted this proclamation on behalf of the City of Fairfax.
Nicholas is from Sterling, Virginia. He graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science. This summer Nicholas is interning at The Arc of Northern Virginia. His exemplary work and great character made him the perfect candidate to receive such an honor.
Watch Mayor Read give her proclamation and hear Nicholas deliver his beautiful remarks here.
Winter '23 Alumna Writes Article on her BroadFutures Experience!
She writes, "I was incredibly discouraged by the prospect of not just finding a job, but finding a place that was supportive of me and would allow me to grow [...] that all changed for me when I got into BroadFutures."
We are amazed by you Vanessa!!! Read her full article here.
July 2023 Newsletter Summer 2023 Program Sails Onward!!! Our Summer 2023 Program is in full swing! Over the course of the past six weeks we have witnessed tremendous growth from this cohort. Each Friday we’ve come together as a community to participate in training and engage in peer-to-peer learning by discussing our previous week […]
Despite the stormy and smoky weather, we were thrilled to welcome our program participants and their families, employer partners, donors and board members, who all showed up in high spirits to celebrate the upcoming kickoff of summer programs. It was a wonderful and fun evening as we all came together in gratitude for our BroadFutures community.
Thank you for supporting us. We look forward to celebrating with you again soon!
Summer 2023 Program is ON!!!!
After completing our initial training week, our summer cohort began their internships! This group of 23 inspired young people represent a diverse range of backgrounds and interests, coming from all over the US and united in their eagerness to grow as individuals and their motivation to succeed in the workplace. We are amazed by their strides so far and can't wait to see what else the summer holds.
Thank you so much for supporting our mission and making this possible! We look forward to continuing to partner with you throughout the summer.
Racial and Disability Justice Training
This month our staff had the privilege of engaging in a transformative 2 day disability and racial justice training professional development The Northwestern Law Center for Racial and Disability Justice and our fabulous facilitators Jamelia Morgan, Esq., and Jordyn Jensen. They challenged our team to think about how intersections of race, gender identity, and class might affect disability and reshape one's experience in the world.
Together we cultivated an open space for learning and developed new skills to approach our work at BroadFutures through a more informed and equitable lens. You can find more of Jamelia and Jordyn's work here or @NLawCRDJ.
A fond farewell to our Princeton University Fellows, Andy Latoni & Austin Colorite ....
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Austin Colorite and Andy Latoni. Austin and Andy, we are so grateful for the incredible impact you have made here during your time at BroadFutures. We will miss you terribly but are so excited for this next chapter in your professional careers. Don't be strangers and please stay in touch!
and a warm welcome to
Our New Staff Member, India Moore!
We are thrilled to welcome India to our team as a Program Associate and Mentor at BroadFutures. India is deeply committed to supporting and advocating for underserved communities. She is devoted to leading with a sense of compassion and empathy for those around her. India is a recent graduate of the George Washington University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychological & Brain Sciences with a minor in Creative Writing. She has a strong background in education and civic service as former writing lab tutor at 826DC in Columbia Heights and student leader at the Nashman Center for Civic Engagement. Both India’s academic background and her passion for exploring the intersections of identity guide her approach to her work at BroadFutures.
Save the Date!
Please Join us a Sponsor for Our 10th Year Anniversary Celebration
We are thrilled to announce we received Grants from the HSC Pediatric Center and the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America!
Thank you so much to the HSC Pediatric Center for naming BroadFutures as one of your grant recipients! We are so thankful for your support. The HSC Pediatric Center is a rehabilitation and transition center for children. It is the only facility of its kind in the Washington, D.C. area. This grant helps support our internship stipends to ensure that all of our internships remain paid.
We also want to extend thanks to the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America for the recent grant we received to further our employer education around neurodiversity. The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America is a Non-Profit Trust that has supported charitable and educational services for people with learning disabilities since 1979. We are thrilled by their support!
Intern Spotlight - Alessandro Trujillo
Alessandro Trujillo, one of our summer participants, is a natural born leader. Alessandro is from Woodbridge, VA and he recently graduated from Davis & Elkins College where he studied History.
This summer Alessandro is interning at DC Special Olympics . When asked to reflect on his experience Alessandro shared, "My favorite part of the program is how BroadFutures continuously addresses the barriers disabled people face and fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion."
June 2023 Newsletter Thank You for Celebrating With Us Despite the stormy and smoky weather, we were thrilled to welcome our program participants and their families, employer partners, donors and board members, who all showed up in high spirits to celebrate the upcoming kickoff of summer programs. It was a wonderful and fun evening […]
Please join us to celebrate our programs and hear from our community! This will be an opportunity to connect with our staff, board members, participants, parents, employers, and other community members.
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OurInternship Program starts in early June and we could not be more excited! We are looking forward to working with an incredibly talented and inspired group of young people coming from all across the United States. Thanks to our amazing employer partners, we have some fabulous internships lined up. We cannot wait for what we know will be an incredible summer!
Welcome to Our New Staff Members!
Shannon Bockmiller serves as our Program Manager and Employer Specialist, working to ensure successful outcomes for interns during the program. She also supports our existing employer partners and helps to develop new employer partnerships to expand internship placements. Before coming to BroadFutures, Shannon served as a school leader implementing a full-day experiential learning model at a Washington, D.C. Public Charter School. Shannon also has extensive experience as an educator in the public and charter school systems in Washington, D.C. and St. Louis, Missouri. She is committed to disrupting traditional learning systems to increase equity and inclusivity and intends to continue this work at BroadFutures. Shannon received her B.A. in Public Health from the University of South Carolina and her M.Ed from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Shannon is originally from Baltimore, MD and currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her dog Piper.
Nikki serves as our Program & Admissions Manager. She is responsible for the oversight of our intern outreach and admissions process. She also serves the important role of supporting our interns and employers during our programming. Nikki is passionate about ensuring that young, neurodivergent people in underserved communities have equity of access to resources and pathways to be successful in life. Nikki has had the privilege of providing direct services to a broad variety of populations including incarcerated youth, teen fathers and the LGBTQ community. In addition, she has provided programmatic, leadership, and career readiness support to high school and college aged students. Prior to coming to BroadFutures, Nikki served as a Leadership Academy Program Advisor/Facilitator with Girls who Code where she provided career readiness, leadership support, and mentorship to college-age students pursuing a career in tech. Nikki has a passion for yoga and is a certified yoga instructor. She believes that her yoga practice provides her with the insight to serve from the heart. Nikki received her B.A. in Communications from Delaware State University and her MSW from The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Save the Date!
Become a Sponsor for Our 10th Year Anniversary Celebration
We are thrilled to announce that BroadFutures has received a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for our financial literacy curriculum. With this grant, we look to educate and empower the young people we serve to become more financially aware, informed and ultimately stable. The financial literacy component of our training is delivered during the initial week of intensive career readiness training that precedes the internship portion of our program. We employ an interactive approach to all of our curriculum, including our financial literacy. We do not simply lecture at our students, but involve them in interactive as well as peer to peer learning. Thank you TD Charitable Foundation!
Spur Local Announcement
Small nonprofits like ours make a big difference for the communities who live here. We are thrilled to have Spur Local, formerly the Catalogue for Philanthropy, support our work! Being part of their 2023 class, alongside our incredible peer nonprofits, shows both the critical impact we make as an organization and our collective strength as a movement for social good.
Congressman Trone's Office
This month our employer spotlight is Congressman David Trone's Office. Congressman David Trone has served as the congressman of Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District since the beginning of 2019. Congressman Trone pledged to help support people with disabilities by fighting to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and has been involved with the Madison House Autism Foundation, an organization that provides opportunities for adults with autism. At our 2019 Lighting the Way Fall Gala, we awarded Congressman Trone with the Champion Award for his inspired and innovative commitment to an inclusive workforce and championing the talents of individuals with disabilities.
When asked about the office's partnership with BroadFutures, staff assistant Alex Dumm shared that "working with BroadFutures has been very rewarding. BroadFutures actively communicates with the workplace host and works alongside the intern to ensure the best possible experience. Every person deserves the pride that comes from meaningful work. We are proud to partner with BroadFutures to celebrate neurodiversity and help young neurodivergent individuals develop their workplace skills and enter the workforce."
May 2023 Newsletter Join Us for Our Summer Celebration! Thursday, June 8th 5:30-7:00 pm ET 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW 10th Floor Rooftop Washington, DC 20006 Please join us to celebrate our programs and hear from our community! This will be an opportunity to connect with our staff, board members, participants, parents, employers, and other […]
Congratulations to our Winter 2023 Program Participants!
Interns from the Winter 2023 Internship Program have officially completed our program! We celebrated by inviting interns' families and supervisors to hear Final Presentations from each intern. They did such a fantastic job!!! To our interns ... we are so impressed with all of your accomplishments and thrilled to have walked this journey with you over the past few months. We cannot wait to hear about your future successes!
Thank you so to Fred W. Martin Center for the Arts for their unsolicited donation to BroadFutures! We are so thankful for your support. The Center is an elementary school located in Jersey City, New Jersey serving many neurodivergent students. To celebrate their diverse student population, they hold a yearly fair filled with fun activities for all to enjoy during Autism Acceptance month. The money collected is then donated to an organization that provides for neurodivergent students and their families and this year they decided to support BroadFutures!
Maria Dacanay, the Autistic Classroom Primary Teacher, said that this year “we chose [to donate to] BroadFutures, an inspiring organization that prepares young people to be ready for the workforce. We are thankful for organizations like BroadFutures and we hope our donation will assist in training neurodivergent students to be successful in the workforce.”
Welcome to Ron Sokolov, our new employer outreach consultant!
We are thrilled to have Ron joining our team to help build out our national pilot program. Ron first became involved with BroadFutures during a pro bono consulting project through Compass Pro Bono. Over a career of more than two decades Ron has worked as a government and corporate executive, consultant, business development leader, founder of a startup and a non-profit board member. His experience includes advising senior government executives and C-suite executives from Fortune 500 companies. Ron is a strong supporter of mission driven organizations and maintains a dual focus on mission success and people, based on the belief that you don't have the best of either unless you have the best of both. Ron lives in Washington DC with his wife and 3 boys. Ron is equally thrilled to be joining our team..." As the parent of a child with disabilities, I believe strongly in working together across sectors to pave pathways for young people who have great professional potential but lack ample opportunity. I am excited to help BroadFutures extend its impact on a national scale."
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
This month, our employer spotlight is Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. BroadFutures and Girl Scouts have a mutual mission of inclusion which has fostered our partnership since the summer of 2016!! Girls Scouts is committed to ensuring that Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. When asked about our partnership, Marketing Specialist Elizabeth Watts said that "Our BroadFutures intern brings such a wonderful energy to the office and has taken the initiative to reach out to other departments to understand how the Girl Scouts office all works together."
Vanessa Bliss, one of our amazing program participants this winter, hails from Reston, Virginia. She recently graduated from McDaniel College with a degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Communications. This winter she is interning at Girl Scouts Nation's Capital.
When asked what she has enjoyed most about her internship so far, Vanessa commented "I have enjoyed getting to develop content creation strategies and work collaboratively on social media posts. I like how I get to use the skills I learned in college as a communication minor in a real world setting."
April 2023 Newsletter Congratulations to our Winter 2023 Program Participants! Interns from the Winter 2023 Internship Program have officially completed our program! We celebrated by inviting interns’ families and supervisors to hear Final Presentations from each intern. They did such a fantastic job!!! To our interns … we are so impressed with all of […]
Our interns are heading into their final weeks of their internships. They have been involved in a variety of work experiences and accomplished so much already. We have continued meeting on Fridays to reinforce our training curriculum and to reflect back on the previous work week, sharing accomplishments and discussing how we can improve going forward. We have continued to integrate applied theater and stress reduction into our curriculum. We have additionally been partnering with Game Genius, a local non-profit focused on leveraging the process of playing and making games for social good. Game Genius has created games to reinforce our curriculum as well as encourage teamwork and collaboration. The partnership has been highly successful to date and we look forward to working more with Game Genius in the future!
Interns, we cannot wait to watch you finish out your internships on a high note next month!
Please welcome our newest Board Members!
Christine is a professional career and life coaching consultant with almost 20 years of experience through her own business, FlexCareers Consulting. Christine has also worked as a career consultant and instructor of a Career Management Strategy course at George Washington University, and most recently at Georgetown University. As a professional career consultant focused on helping young adults start their careers and a parent of children who are neurodivergent, Christine is passionate about BroadFutures’ mission from both a personal and professional perspective.
Christine has developed an expertise in helping young people obtain internships and full time positions in the financial services industry. Early in her career, Christine spent a decade focused on consumer and investment banking, working for major financial institutions including Bank of America, Capital One and Wells Fargo. Her last few years in the industry were spent at Lending Tree on the senior leadership team.
Christine earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from Villanova University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. She also serves as a board member of Cornerstone Montgomery. Christine lives in Potomac, MD and is the mother of three adult children.
Mignon Smith has a breadth of experience as an entrepreneur and educator, both contributing to her passion for BroadFutures’ mission and values. She has supported systems of curriculum, instruction and assessment, improvement and content development in both secondary public and private schools across the country. Mignon was a founding math teacher at Texas Kipp Charter school, as well as a department chair, curriculum specialist and assistant principal. She is also an advocate of school choice in underrepresented and underserved communities. In 2019, Mignon and her husband opened a restaurant in her hometown in Georgia to inspire social change one meal at a time. She oversees the growth strategy, product development, and operations. She also manages the branding and marketing strategy to transform the historic restaurant, which denied African Americans entry for more than 40 years, into a modern gathering hub for all to enjoy. Prior to her career in education, Mignon worked as an analyst and industrial engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, during which time she volunteered at the local elementary school, where she developed a passion for educating young people in STEM.
Mignon is an active member in several professional and philanthropic organizations. She was a member of the founding cohort of the Young Patron Board at Arena Stage, a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM).
Mignon received B.A. in Mathematics from Tuskegee University, her M.Ed. from USC Rossier School of Education and her MPM from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. Mignon was born and raised in Georgia and lives in the District of Columbia with her husband.
Thank you to the Truist Foundation!
We are thrilled to announce that BroadFutures has received a $20,000 grant from the Truist Foundation to broaden our reach to provide support to help more neurodivergent young people reach their full potential and achieve successful career paths, especially those from low- and moderate-income households. BroadFutures is dedicated to reducing employment barriers and increasing economic mobility by providing access and support for our participants, while also supporting employers in creating diverse and accessible workplaces. With this grant, we hope to expand our program in the number of participants and employer partners, as well as our economic diversity, impacting a greater number of lives.
“We are so grateful to the Truist Foundation for their recognition and support of our model," said Carolyn Jeppsen, CEO/President & Co-Founder of BroadFutures. “The need for our innovative approach is great and this timely support will help to ensure we are able to meet the ever-growing needs of our community and positively impact more neurodivergent young people.”
“At Truist, our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities,” said Evelyn Lee, Truist Regional President for Greater Washington. “We are honored to support BroadFutures as they help to create career pathways for young people, expanding their opportunities for meaningful employment and economic mobility.”
Employer Spotlight - Atlas Performing Arts Center
This month, our employer spotlight is Atlas Performing Arts Center, a non-profit performing arts venue in a historic theater. The Atlas fosters and presents stellar art in film, dance, music, theater, vocal and choral work, spoken word, and beyond. They provide shared space in a creative environment that inspires exceptional performances, events, and initiatives that enlighten, entertain, and reflect the best of the arts and our humanity.
When asked about their partnership with BroadFutures, Director of Operations Jarrod Bennett said that "working with BroadFutures has been an amazing experience. Seeing the growth in Calvin over the last few weeks has been nothing less than exciting. Watching him develop his voice and skills is inspiring. He has truly become a reliable member of the Atlas team."
We look forward to a continued partnership with Atlas Performing Arts Center. Please learn more about their work and visit their website here.
Intern Spotlight - Calvin Barbanell
We are shining the spotlight on Calvin Barbanell, one our our amazing interns, who is joining us from Salt Lake City, Utah. Calvin is currently interning at Atlas Performing Arts Center, where he is performing a variety of tasks and engaging with guests.
When asked what he likes best about BroadFutures, Calvin said "I really like the space that BroadFutures creates. It gives me an opportunity to practice my social skills... with significantly less embarrassment."
March 2023 Newsletter 2 more weeks of our Winter 2023 Program! Our interns are heading into their final weeks of their internships. They have been involved in a variety of work experiences and accomplished so much already. We have continued meeting on Fridays to reinforce our training curriculum and to reflect back on the […]
Our interns are hard at work at their respective internship sites. Most of them have already completed three weeks of internships with much success and we are thrilled with how motivated, engaged, and open to feedback the interns have been so far as they navigate the workplace. Keep it up!
Check out this article about BroadFutures featured in WorkingNation!
We were thrilled to be featured by WorkingNation in this article about our model and commitment to ensuring that Disability is part of the diversity conversation. One of our alumni as well as employer partners, AIR, are featured as well. Please take a moment to read!!!
Nationwide Pilot Partnership
BroadFutures is proud to announce that we are launching a nationwide pilot program with NBC Sports. This partnership will provide neurodivergent young people unparalleled opportunities in media and broadcast while supporting NBC Sports in growing their neurodiversity initiatives and commitment to inclusion. We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to sharing more good news with you as the pilot progresses.
BroadFutures Alumni Internship Opportunity with ZeniMax Media!
We have an exciting opportunity available for BroadFutures alumni to intern at ZeniMax Media as a Q&A tester!
The internship would ideally start at the end of March and last for 3 months. However, if necessary, we could coordinate a later start date if you are interested. The position is full time (40 hrs per week) 9am-5pm with a pay of $18/hr. The internship can either be remote or hybrid depending on whether you are in the DC area.
You would be participating as an alumni intern, receiving support from our team. The reduced program cost as an alumni intern $5030.00.
If you are interested, please send a resume and a statement of interest to [email protected]. We will consider applicants on a rolling basis, so apply as early as possible.
Intern Spotlight - Ian Franke
Ian Franke, one of our winter program participants and hails from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He recently graduated from UMBC Honors College with a degree in Economics. This summer he is interning at Congressman David Trone's office.
When asked what he was looking forward to most about his internship, Ian said " I am excited about gaining experience working in a political office, helping people solve problems and serving constituents."
February 2023 Newsletter We have extended our Winter Deadline for the Summer 2023 Program to March 8th! Program Dates: June 12th – August 4th Final Deadline: March 8th, 2023 APPLY NOW Our Winter 2023 Program is off to a great start! Our interns are hard at work at their respective internship sites. Most […]
2023 marks our 10th year of incorporation! We will have our 10th year celebration soon.
Welcome to our Winter 2023 Cohort!
This month we successfully kicked off our 16th internship program! Our interns come from all across the country and have unique talents, skills, and passions. We are completing the initial two weeks of training, where we equip and empower our participants by giving them the skills and confidence to be successful in their internships. We look forward to the internships starting in February.
Welcome to our employer partners!
We are excited to welcome out newest employer partner, Atlas Performing Arts Center, a non-profit performing arts venue in a historic theater. The Atlas fosters and presents art in film, dance, music, theater, vocal and choral work, spoken word, and beyond. This is our first partnership with a theater arts company and we could not be more excited.
We are also happy to welcome back 5 previous employer partners this Winter!
Introducing our newest Board member,
Lauren Focarazzo is highly committed to the BroadFutures mission and is passionate about cultivating inclusive workplaces where all people have an equal opportunity to thrive. She is the Vice President of Business Development at AIR, where she oversees business development operations, market and competitive intelligence, proposal management, pricing, and pre-award functions. Lauren is responsible for ensuring collaboration between programmatic and operational leadership. Throughout her 18 years of experience in business development, Lauren has worked with hundreds of funders, including Federal agencies, state and local governments, and foundations such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Lauren has served as treasurer of a co-operative school, and is currently on the PTA board at her children's elementary school. She earned her M.A. in applied sociology, a graduate certificate in the nonprofit sector from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and her B.A. in English from the University of Delaware. A native of New York, Lauren lives in Silver Spring, MD with her wife, two children, and their dog.
BroadFutures is working with Commonwealth Academy to match BroadFutures alumni to serve as mentors for Commonwealth high school students. Mentors would commit to one meeting each month. Please email alaton[email protected] if you are interested and want to learn more.
January 2023 Newsletter It is BroadFutures’ 10 Year Anniversary!!! 2023 marks our 10th year of incorporation! We will have our 10th year celebration soon. Welcome to our Winter 2023 Cohort! This month we successfully kicked off our 16th internship program! Our interns come from all across the country and have unique talents, skills, […]
As the year comes to a close, we at BroadFutures are grateful for all that 2022 has brought us. We are especially thankful for our dedicated community, generous donors, supportive employer partners, committed families, hardworking staff and board, and awe inspiring interns.
After several years of remote programming, we were thrilled to return to in-person activities this summer in our new offices at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. It was wonderful to be back in person where we trained, learned, grew, and created new friendships together. The program was a huge success for both our interns and employer partners. We served close to 50 young people individually and many more through our outreach efforts. We were also pleased to welcome five new employer partners, bringing our group to over 60 organizations. Additionally, we expanded our reach nationwide through a partnership with General Dynamics Mission Systems, delivering our programming to four offices across the country. Looking ahead to 2023, we have high expectations for BroadFutures. Not only will it mark our 10th anniversary, but we also hope to launch more nationwide pilots and serve a greater number of scholarship recipients and interns.
Finally, As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." At BroadFutures, we strive to support this very principle, and in doing so, we aim to change the lives of the young people we serve as well as the workplace. Thank you to all who have helped BroadFutures promote growth, inclusivity, and accessibility. We would be thrilled if you would consider BroadFutures in your end of year gift giving, and we look forward to being in touch in the New Year.
Pleaseconsider an end of year donation to BroadFutures and support our mission HERE!
Your end of year gift will last long into the New Year by ensuring we are able to continue to serve the young people who are at the heart of our mission. Your thoughtful support provides vital tools and resources for those who learn differently. Thank you!
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December 2022 Newsletter Happy New Year! An End of Year Message from our CEO As the year comes to a close, we at BroadFutures are grateful for all that 2022 has brought us. We are especially thankful for our dedicated community, generous donors, supportive employer partners, committed families, hardworking staff and board, and […]