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Friday, April 27, 2018

Kent County YMCA

Kent County YMCA
900 Centerville Rd, Warwick RI 02886
Description of the overall mission of this organization:
The mission of the YMCA of Greater Providence is to build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, through programs, services, and relationships that are based upon our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The YMCA has four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Ages of youth served:
Kindergarten- 5th grade (OST Program)
Name of Mentor: Charlotte Boudreau
Hours worked:
I worked 180 hours in total which came out to approximately 15 hours a week. I worked every morning from 6:45- 8:30 and on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (2:30-6:00). 
Description of your role and duties: (include administrative or hands-on or both)
I worked closely with the youth and site coordinators in the Kent County YMCA OST (Out of School Time) sites. I helped youth with homework, helped facilitate clubs such as photography club, and built a community with youth and counselors in the different sites.
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style)
On a typical morning, there are 2 counselors and the site director of the OST site. Communication is open and is laid back but there is assistance if there is a problem. Counselors wear orange Y staff shirts.
In the afternoon, there are 3 counselors and the site director. Communication is open about any changes that could be made or easy to voice any questions, comments, or concerns. Counselors wear orange Y staff shirts.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: I was asked for an interview with Charlotte and was asked to start right away.

Name of intern: Jackie Gilligan




NUA Central High Knights

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New Urban Arts Central High Knights
70 Fricker St. Providence RI 02903
Description of the overall mission of this organization: Central High School and New Urban Arts have received a 5 year 21st CCLC grant to support a comprehensive after school program at Central High School. The focus of the grant is to create a greater sense of community and personalization for students through providing after school programs focusing on Academics, Arts, Intramural Sports, Leadership and Social/Emotional Learning.
Ages of youth served: High School aged youth
Name of Mentor: Tracy Jacques
Hours worked: (number, days, times) About 8-10 hours per week, Full day on Tuesday and After School on Wednesdays
Description of your role and duties: (include administrative or hands-on or both) Both admin and hands-on, I was able to see the real behind the scenes of being at a site and how to work with teachers and community partners, and how to oversee a budget. I also ran a program one hour a week that was centered around a subject of my choice.
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style) 3 in the office total, my mentor who is the site coordinator, an Americorps vista and myself. There was a very relaxed dress code (jeans and a nice top). Communication was comfortable and free flowing between all three of us.
Additional Requirements: (travel, etc) About 15 minutes away from RIC by car but definitely accessible by bus transportation
Other internship opportunities with this organization: I was able to visit and take a look at the work over at New Urban Arts as well.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Teenagers, hands-on, afterschool
Your name: Kelly Harlow
Your cohort: Cohort 5
Your email address if others can contact you: kellymharlow95 at gmail.com



Kent County YMCA


Name of Organization: Kent County YMCA
Address: 900 Centerville Rd, Warwick, RI
Description of the overall mission of this organization: To provide a healthy mind, spirit, and body for all through programs with the core values honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring as the driving factor.
Ages of youth served: 5 - 10
Name of Mentor: Bianca Silvestri
Hours worked: Monday - Friday, 6:45am-9:00am & 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Description of your role and duties: Coordinating after school programming schedules and clubs, managing staff, parent communication, and conflict resolution.
Description of the culture of the place: The dress code was a Y shirt (provided), and jeans or khakis. Each week the site coordinators met and talked about what is going on at their sites and also what is happening around the organization in the future. Planning and meetings included vacation camp weeks, full day care, and staffing changes.
Additional Requirements: Travel to and from the afterschool site, additional planning outside of internship/work hours.
Special notes on the process of getting this internship: Being apart of the organization already helped a lot, but being genuine and yourself are two qualities that are highly respected.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Administrative, Afterschool, Curriculum
Your name: Dustin Tortolanni
Your cohort: Cohort 5
Your email address if others can contact you: DustinTortolanni at gmail.com

WiggleKids


Name of Organization:  WiggleKids
Address:   262 Swansea Mall Dr. Swansea, MA 02777
Description of the overall mission of this organization:
At WiggleKids®, we believe that all humans live on a spectrum. Our studio embodies the belief that when you nurture the ability of an individual instead of overcoming the disability, success is always achieved.  We follow a system that promises 3 things:  Every student is actively engaged in each activity, their sensory needs are met and we hold space for them so they know we are 100% present for their success!
Ages of youth served: All Ages , All capabilities
Name of Mentor: Kimberly Ferrara
Hours worked: (number, days, times) Tuesday at  10am-12pm & 5pm-8pm
Description of your role and duties: (include administrative or hands-on or both) My role was to assist and lead the youth with movements that were entertaining and worked on their motor and cognitive skills.  My duties included crowd control, helping to set up and cleanup the equipment and making sure that each individual was in a safe and comfortable space.
Description of the culture of the place -  The culture of the place is lay back, judgement free , full of positive energy and understanding.  It is a place where youth is welcome to explore themselves and be stress free. It's a place to interact with other youth and be comfortable in your identity.
Additional Requirements: (travel, etc)  Make sure you have a car or a form of transportation    

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?    Dance, hands-on, inclusive fitness

Your name: Magdalena Maliniak
Your cohort: Cohort 5
Your email address if others can contact you:
  

Argosy Collegiate Charter School


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Name of Organization: Argosy Collegiate Charter School
Argosy Collegiate Middle School 
263 Hamlet St, Fall River, MA 02721

Our mission at Argosy Collegiate is to prepare our scholars with the academic foundation and the character skills necessary for success in college, career, and life.

Name of Mentor: C.J. Russ
Hours worked: 285 hours done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 7:00-4:00

Description of your role and duties: Help scholars in their hard work to yield achievement. I helped scholars achievement high expectations in their educational space. I got to know each one of them and help them see what their goals and personalizing education. As an assist to the dean I built relationships with scholars and their families.

Description of the culture of the place : I dressed professionally and the scholars wore uniforms with a polo and brown pants. It is an educational setting and helps students get ready to take college class the start of their 9th grade year in high school.
Additional Requirements: Sometime staying afterschool to help scholars on school work or just letting them interact in a club.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: The Dean of students was great to help learn great conflict resolutions with teachers, parents and other scholars.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: Fall River school department and the Department of Education in Massachusetts
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Youth Court, Teenagers, School
Your name: Ashly Rogers
Your cohort: 5
Your email address if others can contact you:ashlyrogers98 at gmail.com

RI Department of Education


Name of Organization: Rhode Island Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center. http://www.ride.ri.gov/
Address: 255 Westminister Street, Providence RI 02903
Description of the overall mission of this organization: RIDE oversees 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs).These are federally funded, high quality after-school and summer programs. They provide students with academic support, enrichment, and school engagement. They complement students' regular academic program.
Ages of youth served: 5-18
Name of Mentor: Jan Mermin, 21st Century CLC Coordinator & Expanded Learning Opportunity Specialist
Hours worked: (3 hours per day, Tue-Thu, 10am-1pm)
Description of your role and duties: Assist and engage in grantee funding and administrative cycle
Assist with social and emotional learning standard and indicators
Engage and assist in state and federal reporting
Description of the culture of the place: office setting (individual cubicle), casual wear (no jeans)
Additional Requirements: travel to site visits
Special notes on the process of getting this internship: Position requires to apply online followed by two interviews
Other internship opportunities with this organization: Interns will have the opportunity to learn the foundations of local nonprofit organizations that are funded under the 21st CCLC.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
administrative, curriculum, unpaid
Your name: Yuselly Mendoza
Your cohort: 5
Your email address if others can contact you: email.to.yuselly at gmail.com

Providence Student Union


Name of Organization: Providence Student Union
Address: 741 Westminster Street. Providence, RI 02903
Description of the overall mission of this organization: PSU overall mission is to build student power, leadership skills, and giving students a fair chance to have a say in the education system.
Ages of youth served: High School students
Name of Mentor: Zack Mezera
Hours worked: (193.5, Mondays 12-5pm (sometimes until 7), Tuesdays 10am -3pm (sometimes 2pm-7pm), & Fridays 3pm-6pm (Sometimes until 7pm)
Description of your role and duties: As an intern, my duties were to work with the partnership and base building coordinators to execute projects we have on hand while also working with my mentor. My role was mainly based on the alumni outreach and engagement plan, and I contacted and met with community partner agencies to make partnerships with organizations that could help serve the needs of the youth and organization. I worked on a variety of tasks including office data and organizing support, data research and data entry. My role also consisted of filing and sorting financial data and making sure the office was clean. Overall, my job was strictly administrative work related.
Description of the culture of the place: The office consists of two adult staff, 8 youth leaders, and 1 intern (me). The dress code was not restricted, and people were free to express themselves while also being mindful of others' feelings.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: The process of getting this internship was very quick. After Rachael made the connection, I received an email informing me about interview few days later.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: There are many internship opportunities available, from administrative work, to hands-on (working directing with youth)
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Advocate, Leadership, Campaigns
Your name: Angie Capehart
Your cohort: 5



St. Paul School After School


Address: 1789 Broad St. Cranston RI, 02905
Description of the overall mission of this organization: St. Paul School is a diverse community committed to challenging all students academically, morally and spiritually. Our faith-filled environment nurtures leaders with Christ-like values of respect, cooperation and service.
Ages of youth served: 3 years old to 13 years old
Name of Mentor: Anne Moran
Hours worked: My start date was 9/5/17 and my end date is 6/15/18. I worked on average 10-12 hours a week and I completed well over 250 hours!
Description of your role and duties: My role as the after school coordinator consisted of 100% hands on work with the youth in our space. I would serve snack, the older kids would do their homework and on certain days we would do fun activities and projects that were all youth chosen and led. I would also go out and buy materials for our different projects. I created a behavior chart and behavior improved dramatically and the youth loved it! Each month we would create a bulletin board and post the different projects we were doing and also our stars of the week who got 10 stars on their behavior chart.
Description of the culture of the place I would always try to dress my best while being appropriate. Some days there were dress down days and I would dress more casual or if I knew we were using paint that day I would dress down.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
hands-on, afterschool, paid
Your name: Casey Smith
Your cohort: 5
Your email address if others can contact you: misssmith927 at gmail.com

YMCA OTS: Meeting Street School




YMCA OTS: Meeting Street School
Address: 640 Broad Street
The mission of the YMCA of Greater Providence is to build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, through programs, services, and relationships that are based upon our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
Ages of youth served: Kindergarten- 5th grade
Name of Mentor: Tanya
Hours worked: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2-6pm
Description of your role and duties: Taking attendance, planning and leading various group activities, assisting in snack and lunch times, and supervising a group of 15 students everyday.
Description of the culture of the place: In this particular program, there are 4-6 YMCA Counselors on site, supervising over 50 kids. The staff must work together and communicate effectively in order to get through the planned activities for the day. The proper dress code is wearing your YMCA shirt and a pair of slacks. Overall, the culture of the organization is laid back, fun, and caring.
Additional Requirements: On occasion, you may have to travel to the Broad street office to receive training.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: Background checks and fingerprinting is mandatory. The process may take up to two weeks to complete. I also had to undergo a quick hands on interview, in which I lead an activity.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
hands-on, afterschool, paid,

Your name: Daysha Silva
Your cohort: 5
Your email address if others can contact you: Dayshal.silva at gmail.com

MENTOR Rhode Island


  
Name of Organization: MENTOR Rhode Island

Address: 2065 Warwick Avenue, Unit 1 Warwick, RI 02889
Description of the overall mission of this organization: Ensure youth have access to the motivational and supportive relationships they need to grow into confident, successful adults.
Ages of youth served: MENTOR Rhode Island has a variety of programs. School based mentoring begins in kindergarten and can go up until high school if needed. I specifically worked in the elementary school setting with a kindergarten student.
Name of Mentor: Christopher Margadonna
Hours worked: 200+ hours completed, Mondays and Tuesdays with occasional attendance of outside events (mainly for recruitment)
Description of your role and duties: My role was mainly administrative. My normal day included following up with individuals who were interested in a mentoring program and talking to them (via email or phone) about the next steps to get them a mentee. Additionally, I myself became a mentor during my time here and will continue to do so after I exit my internship. I work one on one with a kindergarten student for about one hour a week.
Description of the culture of the place: The non profit was very small. There are only about 10 people employed through MENTOR Rhode Island, four of them being in the same position as Program Coordinators. The dress code was business casual. Communication with all employees is mainly done at our weekly staff meeting where we talk about goals for last week and if they were met or not and make goals for the upcoming week. Email is probably the number one communication style but phone calls also happen as well.  
Additional Requirements: I did not necessarily have any additional requirements. However, I took advantage of as many recruitment events as I could. I attended various types of events with the recruitment specialist where I saw him demonstrate all the necessary skills needed when giving a presentation about the organization and what they do.  
Special notes on process of getting this internship: When choosing an internship, my goal was to do something that was completely out of my element. I had never been in an administrative position before, but I wanted to do something that was more "behind the scenes" rather than another hands-on experience. I contacted MENTOR Rhode Island for an informational interview to get to know more about the organization. After leaving, I was still unsure if it was for me. After interviewing with some other possible internship sites, I realized I wanted to learn more about MENTOR Rhode Island. I began at the end of October and worked closely with the recruitment specialist on how to bring people into the organization and teach them about the work that we do.

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
sports, preschool, DCYF, teenagers, administrative, trauma, mentoring, hands-on, art, science, after school, dance, curriculum, library, school, leadership, paid,

Your name: Alyssa Dorr
Your cohort: 5
Your email address if others can contact you: alyssaadorr at gmail.com