January Newsletter (2019)

We are so excited to see what 2019 will bring…
Thank you for all your support over this past year! In 2018, we were able to more than double our summer program, expand our services to new communities, and partner with 13 new employers. We cannot wait to see what 2019 will bring for BroadFutures as we work together to inspire inclusion and expand the workforce!
Please Watch our New Video 
Highlighting the Voices of our BroadFutures Interns:

BroadFutures-Intern Testimonials
BroadFutures- Intern Testimonials

Please also visit our website to view our overall program video as well as a video highlighting the voices of our employers!!
Excited to Welcome our 10th Intern Class this Month as well as 4 New Employer Partners 

This is an exciting month for us here at BroadFutures as our Winter 2019 program kicks off, marking our 10th BroadFutures program!!! We will be welcoming a brand new class of talented interns and 4 new and inspired employer partners, who are all excited about and supportive of our mission. 

We are looking forward to all working together and helping our interns on their journeys to unlocking their potential. 

We are Equally Thrilled to be Welcoming Back 
7 past and devoted employers…

Intern Spotlight- Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson first joined BroadFutures as an intern in Winter 2018, and he is joining us again this winter as an alumni intern! He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Architecture. Having decided to pursue a career outside of his major, Stephen began looking to gain new experiences in the professional world to explore his interests and expand upon his skills. His internship last winter was in the office of Congressman John Delaney of Maryland, where he answered calls from and created case files for constituents, provided administrative support, and had a large role in collecting and organizing submissions in a county-wide school art competition. Stephen enjoyed his internship over the winter so much that he continued to work there through this past summer. His new internship this winter is with Enterprise Holdings, Inc. where he is in the management training track.  

Stephen had these thoughts to share about his past year: “I’m really thankful that BroadFutures has been able to support me in my continued growth and give me the tools I need to realize success during and after the program. I want to thank Enterprise for being an employer partner and working with me to ensure my continued success.”

Thanks Stephen, and good luck at your internship!
Employer Spotlight-  NCLD

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is dedicated to improving the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues. NCLD’s mission not only serves parents but also young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. Their l ong-term goals include working to create a society in which all individuals have access to the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life. 

Like BroadFutures, NCLD shares a passion to help individuals reach their utmost potential, and provide necessary resources to tap that potential. NCLD has been a longtime partner with BroadFutures. Their Senior Advisor of Strategic Innovation, Research & Insights, Sheldon Horowitz, has sat on our Advisory Board since our  inception, dedicating his time and energy to helping us think strategically about our mission an d program. NCLD has served as an employer partner as well, and we are  thrilled to have a continuing partnership. 

Program Coordinator Kelly Fomalont had this to say about NCLD’s partnership with BroadFutures: 

The National Center for Learning Disabilities is proud to partner with BroadFutures in our joint mission to help young adults with learning disabilities reach their full potential. BroadFutures has made it incredibly easy to utilize our interns to move this mission forward. Our interns get real workplace experience with support from the BroadFutures team, while learning about the laws that impact them directly. We are excited to be working with BroadFutures to inspire future advocates for the learning disabilities movement.”

Thanks so much, Kelly!! 

BroadFutures intern, Griffin, and his supervisor, Kelly
Welcoming Intern David Kalwicz 
to the BroadFutures Team…

Welcome to our new intern, David Kalwicz, who started with us this month. David is passionate about educating and helping to facilitate conversations about disability. He is currently an undergraduate student at American University studying Psychology and Applied Statistics, where he is also involved in the University’s student theater group. He also serves as a Resident Assistant on campus, and worked as an Orientation Leader. He hopes to pursue a research doctorate in Clinical Psychology after graduation, and eventually plans to work in both education and research. The majority of his research interests focuses on the mood and decision behaviors of adolescents with mental or learning disabilities. David is excited to have the opportunity at BroadFutures to gain more hands-on experience in helping empower individuals with learning and related disabilities. David is originally from Green Brook, New Jersey, and is currently residing in Washington, D.C.
Sharing this fun video from our Gala!!!!

BroadFutures Changing Lives 5th Anniversary Fall Gala
BroadFutures Changing Lives
5th Anniversary Fall Gala


March 15, 2019

We are currently accepting applications for our summer program which offers incredible internships!! If yo u are interested in applying for our Summer 2019 Program,   please do so  HERE .

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find  out more  HERE .

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