Join Us for Our Summer Celebration!
Thursday, June 8th
5:30-7:00 pm ET
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
10th Floor Rooftop
Washington, DC 20006
Please join us to celebrate our programs and hear from our community! This will be an opportunity to connect with our staff, board members, participants, parents, employers, and other community members.
The space is physically accessible, with elevators, no steps, and accessible restrooms.
Getting Ready for Our Summer Program!
Our Internship Program starts in early June and we could not be more excited! We are looking forward to working with an incredibly talented and inspired group of young people coming from all across the United States. Thanks to our amazing employer partners, we have some fabulous internships lined up. We cannot wait for what we know will be an incredible summer!
Welcome to Our New Staff Members!
Shannon Bockmiller serves as our Program Manager and Employer Specialist, working to ensure successful outcomes for interns during the program. She also supports our existing employer partners and helps to develop new employer partnerships to expand internship placements. Before coming to BroadFutures, Shannon served as a school leader implementing a full-day experiential learning model at a Washington, D.C. Public Charter School. Shannon also has extensive experience as an educator in the public and charter school systems in Washington, D.C. and St. Louis, Missouri. She is committed to disrupting traditional learning systems to increase equity and inclusivity and intends to continue this work at BroadFutures. Shannon received her B.A. in Public Health from the University of South Carolina and her M.Ed from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Shannon is originally from Baltimore, MD and currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her dog Piper.
Nikki serves as our Program & Admissions Manager. She is responsible for the oversight of our intern outreach and admissions process. She also serves the important role of supporting our interns and employers during our programming. Nikki is passionate about ensuring that young, neurodivergent people in underserved communities have equity of access to resources and pathways to be successful in life. Nikki has had the privilege of providing direct services to a broad variety of populations including incarcerated youth, teen fathers and the LGBTQ community. In addition, she has provided programmatic, leadership, and career readiness support to high school and college aged students. Prior to coming to BroadFutures, Nikki served as a Leadership Academy Program Advisor/Facilitator with Girls who Code where she provided career readiness, leadership support, and mentorship to college-age students pursuing a career in tech. Nikki has a passion for yoga and is a certified yoga instructor. She believes that her yoga practice provides her with the insight to serve from the heart. Nikki received her B.A. in Communications from Delaware State University and her MSW from The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
Save the Date!
Become a Sponsor for Our 10th Year Anniversary Celebration
We are thrilled to announce that BroadFutures has received a $5,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation for our financial literacy curriculum. With this grant, we look to educate and empower the young people we serve to become more financially aware, informed and ultimately stable. The financial literacy component of our training is delivered during the initial week of intensive career readiness training that precedes the internship portion of our program. We employ an interactive approach to all of our curriculum, including our financial literacy. We do not simply lecture at our students, but involve them in interactive as well as peer to peer learning. Thank you TD Charitable Foundation!
Small nonprofits like ours make a big difference for the communities who live here. We are thrilled to have Spur Local, formerly the Catalogue for Philanthropy, support our work! Being part of their 2023 class, alongside our incredible peer nonprofits, shows both the critical impact we make as an organization and our collective strength as a movement for social good.
Congressman Trone’s Office
This month our employer spotlight is Congressman David Trone’s Office. Congressman David Trone has served as the congressman of Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District since the beginning of 2019. Congressman Trone pledged to help support people with disabilities by fighting to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and has been involved with the Madison House Autism Foundation, an organization that provides opportunities for adults with autism. At our 2019 Lighting the Way Fall Gala, we awarded Congressman Trone with the Champion Award for his inspired and innovative commitment to an inclusive workforce and championing the talents of individuals with disabilities.
When asked about the office’s partnership with BroadFutures, staff assistant Alex Dumm shared that “working with BroadFutures has been very rewarding. BroadFutures actively communicates with the workplace host and works alongside the intern to ensure the best possible experience. Every person deserves the pride that comes from meaningful work. We are proud to partner with BroadFutures to celebrate neurodiversity and help young neurodivergent individuals develop their workplace skills and enter the workforce.”
To learn more about Congressman Trone’s Office you can visit their website here.