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Name of Organization: YMCA
Address: Charles N. Fortes Elementary School
  234 Daboll Street, Providence, RI 02907
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."
Ages of youth served:
Charles N. Fortes is a Pre-K through 1st grade elementary school. The school is attached to another elementary school and merge for the after school program.
Name of Mentor:
Shana Kennedy- Full Service Community School Director
Hours worked: (number, days, times)
200+ hours, Various days, 9:30-5:30
This internship site is very flexible with scheduling
Description of your role and duties: (include administrative or hands-on or both)
This was an awesome internship site! This site offered a variety of different components that build a strong youth leader. My duties were to assume the role of the full service community school director. This internship site included both administrative and hands on duties. An average day may include school team meetings, data input, event planning, meetings at Providence Youth Services, supplying resources to families within the school and overviewing all YMCA run after school programs. The Full Service Community School Director partners with Family Service and Dorcas International to build school success.This position is very fast paced. There is always a lot to do within the school and providing students with the resources they need to learn and grow.
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style)
The Full Service Community School Director shares an office with the school social worker. The office environment is very relaxed but this position is very fast paced. Dress code is business casual and is followed by the expectations of the teachers within the school. A bubbly personality is a must for this position. Interns need to be comfortable speaking with teachers, administration, students, and students parents.
Additional Requirements: (travel, etc)
Daboll Street is located off of a major bus line if transportation is an issue. The YMCA requires staff to obtain their CPR and first aid. Other trainings are offered through the YMCA.
Special notes on process of getting this internship:
Internship hiring process is lengthy. It the YMCA is of interest to you, apply as soon as possible.
Other internship opportunities with this organization:
The YMCA offered me a job while in the process of completing my hours (yay!). The YMCA also runs an amazing summer program.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship?
sports, preschool, DCYF, teenagers, administrative, trauma, mentoring, hands-on, art, science, afterschool, dance, curriculum, library, school, leadership, paid
Your name: Lauren Stahowiak
Your cohort: 4
Your email address if others can contact you: Lauren.Stahowiak at gmail dot com

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