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January 25, 2012 / HandsOnCorps

Framework for the Future

Jubilee REACH is a non-profit community center that is truly making a difference in people’s lives! Our organization’s mission is to “Love, Listen and Learn”. This helps us identify what the real needs are, both tangible and intangible, so we can fill those needs! Jubilee REACH has over 30 programs, and all of them started from a need in the community.  As a result, Jubilee REACH serves to mentor kids and be a positive influence in their lives. Our programs provide a healthy, safe environment that keep kids off the streets and out of harmful situations.

To help Jubilee expand our reach, we will be implementing an internship program for High School and College students. This will allow students to gain hands-on experience, be mentored by Jubilee REACH staff, and improve work-related skills. – According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) new college graduates who had participated in internships did far better in the job market than their classmates who had not had that experience.

I have worked to create the framework for this internship program by developing strategic steps for implementation and researching successful internship program structures. I have also created job descriptions for all of our internship opportunities which include Marketing and Promotion, Public Relations, Administrative Assistant, Community Hospitality, Retail, Sports and Volunteer Management. I have also created a welcome packet, and application documents and templates for Jubilee REACH to use.

I am thrilled to have helped develop structure for Jubilee’s internship program. I truly believe it will benefit Jubilee REACH and individuals involved in our programs. This internship program will help Jubilee REACH extend our reach by helping alleviate stress of program and volunteer leaders decreasing the risk of burn-out, giving Jubilee REACH staff the ability to network, helping to ensure we work with excellence by increasing professional development, increasing Marketing and Promotion of Jubilee REACH, and conserves financial resources. This will help build capacity and bring sustainability to Jubilee REACH as a whole.

Rachel Hood Riley

HandsOn Corps VISTA: The C4 Group, Jubilee REACH


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