Last post I spoke about the prospect of internships. It seems internships are infinitely easier to get interviews for than jobs. It turns out nonprofits doing good in the world are looking for qualified and excited free labor. I am now interning at two nonprofits aimed at bettering the lives of children. At Open Books, I will be a site coordinator for a reading buddies program at an elementary school, combating the literacy crisis in Chicago, one book, one buddy at time. The other internship is with Starlight Foundation, which is an org that aims to improve the quality of life for sick and hospital-bound children. At this org, I will be a researcher and grant writer. All the while, still writing test prep cirriculum to help pay the bills. Check out my blog post at Open Books.
So if you are in the Chicago area, and you want to volunteer to read or write creatively with students in elementary or high school, OR if you work for a corporation that looking to give money away to good causes: let me know!!