When you help a person feel empowered and take ownership of their work,
he or she is able to grow.
Now more than ever, a young person needs a breath of fresh air in order to show up to work and thrive.
On the other hand, if you don’t provide them a space, and a place, to discuss housing, transportation, and their ability to put food on the table, it becomes impossible for them to chase dreams.
For the first time since mid-March, Reconcile Interns are back in the building. This puts us as “close to normal” as the pandemic limitations and safety procedures allow. This gives Reconcile and its young people a breath of fresh air.
Our team is hard at work creating innovative opportunities that demonstrate our excitement to welcome Interns but also be mindful of their safety and the adjustments that need to be made for them to succeed.
Interns will be in the café from 9-12 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for training. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, meetings and training sessions will be virtual. This pivot is necessary to allow our young people to adapt to advanced technology and the ever changing world of from-home communications. In a nutshell, while some folks are starting a new chapter, Reconcile is starting fresh and writing a new sequel.
“Reconcile is redefining what ‘success’ looks like with this new cohort. Nevertheless, we are excited to start a new chapter … one that will display our resilience and everyday commitment to those we serve,” said Kathy Litchfield, Reconcile program director.
We need your help to provide the physical resources — laptops, uniforms, and transportation, just to name a few — as well as the emotional supports that guide Interns on their pathway to purpose.
“No matter what happens, we will have Interns in our building,” said executive director Gerald Duhon. “We are planting our flag throughout this pandemic. We are committed to our mission of serving, training, and believing in our young people.”
Is it possible to chase dreams right now?
With your help, definitely.