Last spring, Scholarship America’s Dollars for Scholars awarded EB211 a $15,000 grant to provide educational work experiences for selected mentees through a process designed to help EB211 improve and expand its connections and training efforts, which benefit all mentees.
The current participants are working as interns on three different projects. They are gaining valuable work experience and, in turn, enhancing the scope of EB211’s offerings. Each of the projects has one or more volunteer project managers from EB211’s board or its mentor and alumni communities.
First up was our Social Media Educational Experience, which was launched last summer to expand EB211’s social media presence and connections with its members. Avril Fielle Mauro and Shivani Vyas, the interns chosen for this task, came well-equipped with technical skills and experience with social media work. Avril is majoring in Business Administration and Data Science at Northeastern University in Boston. Shivani is majoring in Marketing with a Media and Creative Advertising Minor at Indiana University. Their work for EB211 also allowed them to enhance their own digital portfolios. Avril will continue in this role and we have expanded her work to include improving EB211’s “brand” by unifying the look of all of our communications, from website to e-newsletter to social media to letterhead.