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Self-Help Interns Made the Summer Brighter

By staff
  | Aug 09, 2018

Summer interns in Durham, NC at a service project with a local food bank.

In late July, many of the Durham, NC interns helped out at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Along with other organizations, they successfully salvaged nearly 10,000 meals for communities in need.

It’s that time of year when our summer interns clean out their Self-Help desks and prepare to go back to school or post-college jobs. Boy, are we missing them! This summer we had 27 energetic students who did all kinds of work for Self-Help in several different locations. They tackled a variety of projects, from fundraising to fighting predatory lending to research on boosting sustainable business practices.

In addition to daily duties, the interns had a chance to participate in a number of group activities, including weekly brown bag lunches with speakers, team-building activities and service projects.

Thanks to Barbara Thomas of Human Resources who coordinated this year’s program (shown far left in photo above). We appreciate ALL that the interns contributed this summer, and we send best wishes as they return to school or launch their careers.

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