This summer, Breaking Ground welcomed three high school interns to learn more about our work and gain hands-on career experience in Human Resources, Housing Development, and Housing Operations and Programs.
The program, developed by HERE-to-HERE and Futures + Options, matches junior and senior high school students from the Bronx with companies and organizations working in a diverse array of industries. Though none of the students came into the program with knowledge about supportive housing, all three interns left Breaking Ground as advocates of our mission and work.
Joelisse interned with our Housing Development team, learning what it takes to build a building from the ground up. Hers is the first class from her high school in the Bronx to participate in Futures + Options, and she previously interned with the campaign of New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera.