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Friday, May 6, 2016

Once Upon A Time Academy


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Rhode Island College
Youth Development Internship


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Name of Organization:Once Upon A Time Academy http://www.onceuponatimeacademy.com
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Ages of youth served: 6 weeks to six years
Name of Mentor:Nicole Buco
Hours worked: 500 hours total Monday through Wednesday I worked 7am to 3:30pm. Thursday 7am to 12pm. Friday off.
Description of your role and duties: (include administrative or hands-on or both) My role at Once Upon A Time Academy consisted of being an assistant teacher in all of the different classrooms. I was able to gain experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and prekinders. My work was very hands on because I was always with the youth in my facility. I
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style) My site has two floaters, one or two teachers per classroom and our director. The dress code is a t-shirt that has our logo and I wear jeans and sneakers with my outfit. Most of the communication is face to face and emails with reminders and updates.
Additional Requirements:My site was in North Providence and coming from Cranston, it took about 20 or more minutes to get there by car. Usually I would go to class after work at RIC and it was a short seven minute ride.  
Special notes on process of getting this internship: N/A
Other internship opportunities with this organization:
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Preschool
Hands-on
Paid

Your name: Lindsey Quirk
Your cohort: Cohort 3
Your email address if others can contact you: lindseyquirk13@gmail.com

Family Service of RI


Name of Organization: Family Service of Rhode Island (Employment/Job Postings from website)
Address:
Administrative Office
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905

Description of the overall mission of this organization:To improve the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve through high impact partnerships and high quality innovative programs.

Ages of youth served: Females (12-17 years old)
Name of Mentor: Tammy Austin (House Manager)
Hours worked: PART-TIME >abo. 20 hours per week (W: 8am-1pm TH: 8am-1pm F: 8am-1pm SU: 5pm-10pm)
Description of your role and duties:
  • Provide a pattern of conduct so as to be a positive model of adult behavior with residents.
  • Interact with residents to encourage their involvement in all phases of the residential treatment program.
  • Adhere to TST model of treatment which includes moment by moment assessment, emotional regulation skills building and TST phase based treatment throughout the milieu
  • Evaluate and assess client dysregulation in coordination with Residential Manager, Clinical Coordinator and client treatment team and implement phase based interventions and supports.
  • Enforce rules and policies in an explicit and consistent way.
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service training/workshops, or any special meeting required.
  • Provide emergency or crisis intervention techniques, such as passive physical restraint, when necessary.

Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style)
Residential setting, typically about 8 clients per house (there are 5 houses in total located throughout Smithfield & Providence). Extremely unpredictable work environment. It is necessary to have the ability to stay calm and follow program protocol in an event of an crisis. (usually physical aggression, property damage, AWOL, or suicide attempt). Physical restraint is required by all staff, but you are trained for this. Ratio is 1 staff for every 2 clients. Usually one management staff is always on site, and also administrative and clinical staff on-call at any time due to potential emergencies. Significant amount of daily documentation on each client, including moment to moment assessment. Staff communication between shift changes is straightforward and is easily understood through reading the communication log binder.   
Additional Requirements: Significant amount of training required (initial: trauma training, CPR, verbal intervention and physical restraint) and there are also ongoing required trainings, but all training is paid. You are required to use your car for the transportation of clients to off-grounds activities.
Special notes on process of getting this internship:
This counselor position was easy to get because staff burnout/ turnover is extremely prevalent. I suggest applying for a relief position (20 hours a month) so as a new hire you are not overwhelmed. You can always pick up more hours. Management team is incredible at working around school schedules
Other internship opportunities with this organization:
TST residential Counselor, Care Coordinator, Grant Writer, Police Liaison

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Paid, teenagers, trauma,

Your name: Donna Segeren
Your cohort: 3
Your email address if others can contact you:
donnasegeren@gmail.com


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fwd: The Sherlock Center- Certificate of Community Studies




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Name of Organization:
The Sherlock Center- The Certificate of Community Study
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RI College - Certificate of Community Studies The Certificate in Community Studies (CCS) at Rhode Island College will offer students with intellectual disability (ID ...

Street Address:
The Sherlock Center at Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Ave Providence RI 02895
Name of Primary Mentor/Contact Person:
Dr. Susan Dell
Email Address: sdell@ric.edu


Description of the overall mission of this organization:
The Certificate in Community Studies (CCS) at Rhode Island College will offer students with intellectual disability (ID) the opportunity to self-direct academic coursework and internships to enhance their skills and knowledge critical to a variety of career choices. The CCS includes internships extending student knowledge and skills across four vocational internship experiences. The CCS is designed to include students with ID who are still eligible for special education through their local school district and students who have already graduated from high school.


Ages of youth served: ages 18+
Hours of internship: The hours really depend on your schedule and when you are available.  
Description of role and duties:
My Personal role was an academic Mentor.  I was in class with the student for 3 hours.  I then would meet with the other mentors for a supervision meeting with a faculty member.  My personal Internship project was a binder.  I created a binder full of information about the college that I believed to be in one place for the students to have easy access to.  
Many students with ID may require additional supports to help them fully access their academic, social, and work experience at Rhode Island College. Supports available as part of the CCS include:
  • Educational Mentoring
  • Support to assist student with course assignments, study help, and course organization.
  • [3 hours in class support plus 3 hours academic (outside class) support].
  • Social Mentoring
  • Provide students with in-the-moment coaching in campus navigation, access to social/recreational opportunities at RIC, social etiquette, time and money management.
  • [3 hours per week (Year 1) Year 2: TBD]
  • Job Mentoring
  • Provide support in skills related to employment including on-site job coaching (campus jobs and community placements).


Paid or unpaid: Paid


Additional Requirements: must be an active college student
Special notes on process of getting this internship:
If you are interested in the position contact Deb Arenberg
darenberg@ric.edu



What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
mentoring, hands-on, curriculum, school, paid.


Your name: Rachel Miale
Your cohort: 3
Your email address if others can contact you: rachelmiale@yahoo.com

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Name of Organization: United Way of Rhode Island afterschool Tower Street Community Center
Address: 500 Valley Street Providence, RI 02909 & 83 Tower Street Westerly, RI 02891
Description of the overall mission of this organization:
Ages of youth served: All ages & first through fourth grade
Name of Mentor: Joseph Morra
Hours worked: 180, 5 hours every Wednesday at United Way of Rhode Island as well as 6:30am-8:30am Monday to Friday at Tower Street Community Center
Description of your role and duties: Administrative duties at United Way of Rhode Island included reading all 14 RFP's correlating to the Hasbro Summer Learning Sites that were awarded this year and two years following for grants.  I then worked closely with my mentor who is the Senior Project Manager of Expanded Learning to update, learn and create the new United Way Afterschool and Summer Learning Map of Rhode Island.  I worked closely with the city of Providence to compile a list of sites as well as ages, who to contact website information and what services they offer.  I also worked together in completing tasks for the  Expanded Learning Objectives (ELO) Summit.  
While at Tower Street Community Center, I welcomed parents and students  in the morning as they came to the morning
Program.  Asking them if they wanted breakfast or to play a game.  Interacted them and helped everyone feel welcome and help them with any problems or situations that would accure.
Description of the culture of the place: While in the office it was business casual
Additional Requirements: There were no specific additional requirements
Special notes on process of getting this internship: Contact Joseph Morra, there are many other sites for the afterschool/morning program.

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Afterschool, leadership, school and administrative
Your name: Melissa Mason
Your cohort: Cohort 3
Your email address if others can contact you: mmason_1299@email.ric.edu

Newman YMCA's Shooting Stars School of Dance



Name of Organization: Newman YMCA’s Shooting Stars School of Dance
Street Address: 600 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771
Name of Primary Mentor/Contact Person: Beatrice Hartling
Phone: N/A
Email Address: bhartling@gpymca.org
How do you prefer to be contacted? Email
Description of the overall mission of this organization: “Newman YMCA’s Shooting Stars School of Dance was designed to teach children to dance with the values of the YMCA in mind.  The focus of this program is to help children build confidence, establish good dance technique, and maintain a healthy lifestyle through physical movement, while focusing on the YMCA values: respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.” (http://www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org/Branches/Newman/ShootingStarsSchoolofDance/tabid/498/Default.aspx)
Ages of youth served: 18 months to 18 years
Hours of internship: (number of hours, days, times): 180 hours, flexible days and time
Description of role and duties: (include administrative or hands-on or both): I worked with my mentor to plan and organize various fundraisers throughout the course of the year.  My duties were mainly administrative in nature.  I did a lot of behind the scenes work for each fundraiser.  The only hands-on parts of my internship were running Parent Committee meetings and attending the different fundraisers I had coordinated.  
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style): I communicated with my mentor primarily through text and email.  We had many informal meetings as well.
Additional Requirements: (travel, etc) I used my car to travel to and from fundraising events.  
Special notes on process of getting this internship: I have worked with this program since it started in 2009.
Other information: N/A

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? dance, fundraising, YMCA


CANE Child Development center



Name of Organization: (Include hyperlink) 
  CANE Child Development Center
Address:    
Description of the overall mission of this organization:   
 The mission of CANE Child Development Center is to provide safe, affordable, high quality child care for the residents of South County and surrounding communities. Our focus is to serve low to moderate income and minority families and provide a stimulating early care and education experience which promotes each child's social and emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support children's desire to be life-long learners.
Ages of youth served: 
 6 weeks to age 5
Name of Mentor: 
 Lisa DiCarlo
Hours worked: (number, days, times)  
40 hours a week, Monday-Friday
Description of your role and duties: (include administrative or hands-on or both) 
 I am the lead preschool teacher at the center. I have been here at this center for almost three years. I take care of writing monthly lesson plans, set up monthly calendar for parents, plan special activities(Casey farm visits, holiday get togethers, graduation), clean the room, set up daily activities, help out other classrooms by checking their monthly curriculum and making sure we are meeting the standards for Bright Stars, paper work for the school food program.
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style)  
Dress code is casual, but still professional. We have a board, executive director, educational coordinator(soon to be me), and seven staff members. We communicate to each other daily. The board meets with the executive director once a month and we have monthly meetings with the staff.
Special notes on process of getting this internship:
This was easy to choose as my internship as I am employed here. I saw the opportunity to become the educational coordinator and spoke to the director about it. She was on board with and that it was a great idea.

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Daycare, Bright Stars, DCYF, ECERS and ITERS
sports, preschool, DCYF, teenagers, administrative, trauma, mentoring, hands-on, art, science, afterschool, dance, curriculum, library, school, leadership, paid, 
Your name:  
Christina Boone
Your cohort:  
3
Your email address if others can contact you: 

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Progreso Latino


Name of Organization: Progreso Latino
Address: 626 Broad St. Central Falls, RI 02863
Description of the overall mission of this organization: Progreso Latino, Inc. is a multi-service, non-profit, community based organization located in Central Falls. Our mission is to empower Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change.
Ages of youth served: Toddlers-12 years old
Name of Mentor: Ami Awad
Hours worked: (200+, MWTHF, M&W 1:00-5, TH 9-1:30pm, F 9-5)
Description of your role and duties: I work with the afterschool program, and I am currently the After School Coordinator (a payed position). My initial tasks were being with the kids and also planning a curriculum with activities and enrichment programs. When I first started my internship it was unpaid. There was no structure in the program and they were in need of a coordinator. After about two months I mentioned I was interested in the position. I had an interview and a few weeks later I officially started. Right now I do both administrative duties and hands on. I plan and organize for each week and implement the activities.

Description of the culture of the place: Just about everyone in the organization speaks Spanish, some only speak Spanish. If you do not speak the language communication can be difficult. However everyone is very friendly and welcoming. There are many employees in the entire organization, I personally work with about 6. For dress, I choose to dress Business Casual on a regular basis, it is not a requirement.
Additional Requirements: BCI
Special notes on process of getting this internship: For Swrk 325, my community for the major project was Central Falls, and part of the final paper was to find a social organization. Progreso Latino was recommended to us, and after meeting with the Director of Social Services (Ami Awad), I thought it would be the perfect site for me. A few days after the meeting I sent her an email stating that I was looking for an internship and I believed I could be a great asset for the organization.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: Progreso Latino has many programs with potential internships;  Citizenship Consortium, Education, Adult Education, Early Childhood, Health & Wellness, Housing Advocacy, Prevention, Immigration, Senior Programs, Youth Programs, Food Pantry, Victims of Crimes (VOCA), VITA Site - Free Income Tax Services.

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship: Administrative, Leadership, Curriculum

Your name: Brittany Waters
Your cohort: 3
Your email address if others can contact you: brittany_waters@outlook.com

Jenks Jr High; Girls Basketball


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Name of Organization: Jenks Jr High School; Girls Basketball team
Address: 350 Division Street, Pawtucket, RI
Description of the overall mission of this organization:
The mission of Joseph Jenks Junior High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a culturally diverse community of life-long learners, is to provide opportunities for ALL students through the academics and the arts to become effective communicators and problem solvers aspiring to the highest standards to succeed in a global economy.

Ages of youth served: 10-13
Name of Mentor: Jenna Ayala
Hours worked: (187.5, M-F, varies on specific weeks, After 3pm)
Description of your role and duties: Create practice and game schedules, practice plan, practice with the girls basketball. Coach games, assist with practices
Description of the culture of the place : Head coaches, assistant coaches, formal attire for game days , relaxed clothing
Special notes on process of getting this internship: I was very interesting in coaching and asked the head coach at the time if I could use this opportunity for experience and to genuinely help out the girls' team and of course he was happy to have me aboard for the 2015-2016 season.

What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
Sports, teenagers, after school

Your name: Danai Porter
Your cohort: 3
Your email address if others can contact you:

The Providence Children's Museum



Name of Organization:
The Providence Children's Museum http://www.childrenmuseum.org/

Address: 100 South St. Providence, RI. 02903

Description of the overall mission of this organization: The mission of Providence Children's Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration.
Ages of youth served: 1- 11
Name of Mentor: Sunny Moriello Flatts
Hours worked: (number, days, times): Typically Tuesdays: 12:00pm- 6:30pm, Wednesdays: 12:00pm-3:00pm, Thursdays: 8:30am-12:00pm, Fridays: 3:00pm-6:30pm. (occasional Mondays and Friday evenings). Hours per week: 16-25.
Description of your role and duties: I am a part- time AmeriCorp member on the education team, which means my main focus is Leaning Club at the Boys and Girls Club of South Side. Along with myself, I have three other girls in my team. Our job is to come up with math based activities, come up with a lesson plan, and implement our activities at club.  Along with that, we are also always working on other activities for the museum and helping out other clubs with events they may have. Along with being on the education team, another duty I have for the museum is play guiding. As a play guide it is my job to facilitate and look after museum exhibits, by interacting with youth and their families and making sure they youth feel as if they are in a safe environment in the museum.

Description of the culture of the place: For the AmeriCorp Team, there is a place in the back of all of the offices called the "AmeriCorner", where everyone from AmeriCorps congregates and does all of their work. It is a bit cozy but it is also very supportive. The staff at the museum are very kind and helpful.  The attire is casual for the most part, especially on play guiding days. Everyone is supportive and only wants the best for everyone else.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: This is an AmeriCorp part time position, so the minimum of hours is 300, compared to the required YDEV hours which is 180.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: There are also full- time AmeriCorp positions for Learning Club and a summer part- time position starting in June. Applications are already out for both positions.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Paid, Learning, AmeriCorps
Your name: Harrie Salk
Your cohort: Cohort 3
Your email address if others can contact you: hsalk92@gmail.com