THO Partners with CSUDH to create “Better Change Mentorship Program”
This year has marked the start of a new era. Our communities are suffering from so many challenges – everything from COVID-19 to picketing and demonstrations to looting and rioting. The realization that COVID-19 economic recovery is happening much slower than expected has now settled in. It’s no surprise that the underserved communities have been hit the hardest. When THO discovered that seniors at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) – one of the nation’s most diverse four-year institutions – would not graduate without an internship – many of which had been canceled because of COVID-19 – we decided to help.
Our team couldn’t have been more excited. We created the “Better Change Mentorship Program”, which is dedicated to supporting professional development activities for their communications students.
We designed a program that included:
- Hosting a workshop titled “Maximizing Your Personal Brand.” Over 30 students from CSUDH attended the presentation to learn the ins and outs of building a brand. Participants had the opportunity to get their questions answered during the live Q&A.
- Offering a paid internship to seniors who needed one to graduate. As a result, we met and hired a phenomenal student who, because of this program, will actually graduate on time.
We continue to offer internships for seniors who need this opportunity to check the final box of requirements and graduate on time.
There is much more work that needs to be done to repair and bring justice to our communities. Now is the time to do something to support our leaders of tomorrow. Let’s be clear, a commitment to diversity and mentorship is light years away from where the world should be. But, if we start by doing just one thing, we will leave the world a better place than we found it.