Thank You for Celebrating With Us
Despite the stormy and smoky weather, we were thrilled to welcome our program participants and their families, employer partners, donors and board members, who all showed up in high spirits to celebrate the upcoming kickoff of summer programs. It was a wonderful and fun evening as we all came together in gratitude for our BroadFutures community.
Thank you for supporting us. We look forward to celebrating with you again soon!
Summer 2023 Program is ON!!!!
After completing our initial training week, our summer cohort began their internships! This group of 23 inspired young people represent a diverse range of backgrounds and interests, coming from all over the US and united in their eagerness to grow as individuals and their motivation to succeed in the workplace. We are amazed by their strides so far and can't wait to see what else the summer holds.
We are thrilled to welcome five new employer partners: ExPat 2000, Hank's Oyster Bar, National Council for Adoption, Pendry, U.S. Department of State.
And welcome back to our loyal employer partners: AES Corporation, American Institutes for Research (AIR), Arc of NOVA, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Brookings Institution, CBRE, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Concord Hospitality at The District Wharf, Cormac Group, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Eagle Bank, InterContinental Hotel, Office of Senator Duckworth, Special Olympics DC, United Bank, Warner Bros. Discovery.
Thank you so much for supporting our mission and making this possible! We look forward to continuing to partner with you throughout the summer.
Racial and Disability Justice Training
This month our staff had the privilege of engaging in a transformative 2 day disability and racial justice training professional development The Northwestern Law Center for Racial and Disability Justice and our fabulous facilitators Jamelia Morgan, Esq., and Jordyn Jensen. They challenged our team to think about how intersections of race, gender identity, and class might affect disability and reshape one's experience in the world.
Together we cultivated an open space for learning and developed new skills to approach our work at BroadFutures through a more informed and equitable lens. You can find more of Jamelia and Jordyn's work here or @NLawCRDJ.
A fond farewell to our Princeton University Fellows, Andy Latoni & Austin Colorite ....
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Austin Colorite and Andy Latoni. Austin and Andy, we are so grateful for the incredible impact you have made here during your time at BroadFutures. We will miss you terribly but are so excited for this next chapter in your professional careers. Don't be strangers and please stay in touch!
and a warm welcome to
Our New Staff Member, India Moore!
We are thrilled to welcome India to our team as a Program Associate and Mentor at BroadFutures. India is deeply committed to supporting and advocating for underserved communities. She is devoted to leading with a sense of compassion and empathy for those around her. India is a recent graduate of the George Washington University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychological & Brain Sciences with a minor in Creative Writing. She has a strong background in education and civic service as former writing lab tutor at 826DC in Columbia Heights and student leader at the Nashman Center for Civic Engagement. Both India’s academic background and her passion for exploring the intersections of identity guide her approach to her work at BroadFutures.
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Please Join us a Sponsor for Our 10th Year Anniversary Celebration
We are thrilled to announce we received Grants from the HSC Pediatric Center and the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America!
Thank you so much to the HSC Pediatric Center for naming BroadFutures as one of your grant recipients! We are so thankful for your support. The HSC Pediatric Center is a rehabilitation and transition center for children. It is the only facility of its kind in the Washington, D.C. area. This grant helps support our internship stipends to ensure that all of our internships remain paid.
We also want to extend thanks to the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America for the recent grant we received to further our employer education around neurodiversity. The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America is a Non-Profit Trust that has supported charitable and educational services for people with learning disabilities since 1979. We are thrilled by their support!
Intern Spotlight - Alessandro Trujillo
Alessandro Trujillo, one of our summer participants, is a natural born leader. Alessandro is from Woodbridge, VA and he recently graduated from Davis & Elkins College where he studied History.
This summer Alessandro is interning at DC Special Olympics . When asked to reflect on his experience Alessandro shared, "My favorite part of the program is how BroadFutures continuously addresses the barriers disabled people face and fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion."
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