Summer Interns Praise Political Experience

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Dozens of teens gathered at The Children’s Aid Society’s National Center for Community Schools for the 2013 Internship Appreciation Ceremony on Friday, August 9 to celebrate the culmination of a memorable summer work experience. The teens were joined by family, friends and Children’s Aid staff as well as staff from the offices of over a dozen New York City elected officials at which they interned over the summer.

The interns had the unique opportunity to experience a real-life, bustling office of an elected official. These youth not only worked on shredding paper or going on the occasional coffee run; they assisted with special community projects, events and constituent questions. The skills and confidence acquired while working with these important civil servants have prepared the teens that much more for the college experience and the work force.

The appreciation ceremony was an opportunity for the interns to express their gratitude to the staff who have guided them through an unforgettable summer experience. The Children’s Aid Society would like to thank the offices of Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa, Assembly Member Herman D. Farrell, Assembly Member Keith Wright, Assembly Member Marcos Crespo, Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Council Member Annabel Palma, Council Member Inez Dickens, Council Member Melissa Mark- Viverito, Council Member Robert Jackson, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Bill Perkins.