Intern Sarah Walsh joins the Wellspring House team this summer through an internship program sponsored by the Forest Foundation (http://forestfoundation.net/), a grant making foundation focused on non-profits that support underserved youth and families in Essex County.
Each summer the Forest Foundation matches fifty interns with non-profits in the Boston area, with the purpose of introducing undergraduate college students to the non-profit sector. Students are placed based on their academic pursuits, interests and skill sets.
Sarah requested an internship at Wellspring House, and we are especially excited to have her with us because of her Spanish language skills. She will be working on several projects within the education department.
Wellspring’s English Language Learning program has partnered with Gloucester Public Schools to help develop communications and programs catered to non-English speaking families. Sarah will be translating the school system’s master calendar of events and designing fliers so that parents who speak Spanish will be able to read about upcoming events in the schools, such as open houses and recitals.
At the Sawyer Free Public Library, Sarah will be working with Executive Director Debbie Kelsey, and the library staff members to create work stations for non-English Speaking people. The stations will help people navigate to websites that offer self-teaching tools such as ESOL tutorials and webcasts.
Many thanks to Sarah and the Forest Foundation!