August Update

We hope you've been enjoying the warm summer weather, lounging by the pool, and having delicious barbecues with friends! Here at Liberty's Promise, we've been trying to beat the heat by focusing on our internship and community service programs. With both programs now in full swing, staff members have their hands full with managing interns and organizing fun service activities. So far, it's been a busy but very fun summer! Check out some of the articles below to see what else we've been up to. 
Opportunities Plus

We are excited to have placed almost 60 of our youth into internships around the DC Metro area! We have youth working in some really cool sites, such as the University of Maryland, local election campaigns, Washington Adventist Hospital, and CareerCatchers, among many others. 

Kadija works on a spreadsheet while answering the phones at her internship 

One of our interns, Kadija, has spent her summer working at an Elementary School in Montgomery County, MD. Her supervisor has given her many different responsibilities, from running the school's summer lending library to creating spreadsheets for staff lesson plans. Kadija said, "this is my first job in the U.S. and I am so grateful for this opportunity! This internship has helped me learn how to communicate well with others and helped me figure out the things I like to do." Not only does Kadija love where she is working, her supervisor also had nothing but great things to say about her. The school principal said that she is so appreciative for the Liberty's Promise interns that she has had over the years. We think it's great that this program benefits our youth, as well as other local organizations!
Manos Unidas

This summer, we are off to a great start with our community service program,  Manos Unidas. Program officers have scheduled activities for youth who need service learning hours, or may not be able to participate in our internships due to their legal status. So far, youth have engaged in several activities, such as making therapy journals for child survivors of abuse and neglect served by The Tree House CAC of Montgomery County, gardening and sorting clothes at the National Center for Children and Families, and sorting books at local elementary schools. 

Through this program, youth are able to remain engaged over the summer and understand the impact their involvement has in their community. In addition, our Manos Unidas youth practice English skills they learned during the school year and meet up with their friends over the summer months. 

Manos Unidas youth in action!
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