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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Community Action Partnership of Providence

Name of Organization:  Community Action Partnership of Providence (CAPP)
Address: 518 Hartford Avenue Providence,RI 02909
Description of the overall mission of this organization: Community Action Partnership of Providence mission is to help members of the community in need by providing programs to help them reach self-sufficiency. Some of those programs are: an Adult GED course, a food pantry, light and energy assistance for those who qualify,veteran services  and a youth success program that assists pregnant and parenting teens who reside in the 02905 and 02909 area.
Ages of youth served: Infants to 17 year olds
Name of Mentor: Isabel Escobar
Hours worked: (number, days, times) Wednesdays- 9:00am-2pm, Fridays: 9:00-3:00pm
Description of your role and duties: (include administrative or hands-on or both) As an intern for CAPP, I worked within their food pantry which if housed in the Elmwood Community Center located on 155 Niagara Street. Every Wednesday, I performed the intake process for the food pantry recipients.
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style) I worked within two sites. The home office located on 518 Hartford Avenue and the Elmwood Community Center located on 155 Niagara Street. CAPP's home office was more formal than the community center but there was more communication with staff. Meetings were held every other week. At the center, there was often miscommunication among staff which would lead to confusion.
Additional Requirements: (travel, etc)
Special notes on process of getting this internship: If you are interested in becoming an intern for CAPP, click on the hyperlink above, and fill out the application under the volunteer tab. All the open intern positions will be provided for you. If you do not hear from Isabel Escobar, the Volunteer Coordinator within a week call the agency.
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What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Hands on,challenging, personal, casework
Your name: Essence Harrison
Your cohort: 3
Your email address if others can contact you:

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