Hello! We are so excited to be launching our 5th year of Future Graduates. To celebrate, we will be highlighting all of our partners through a summer newsletter with pictures and quotes from all of our participants! We look forward to collecting each of your stories and we hope you enjoy reading them. For more information please visit us at sfciti.org.
As we began our fifth year as co-founders of the Future Gradates Program, sf.citi decided to bring on an intern as well. Alexa Coleman, a Sophomore at Lowell High School, will be helping us with event planning and database management and helping us re-engage our 1000+ member companies. We are so lucky to have her on-board with us this summer. Alexa hopes to,“learn different skills and experience what it’s like to work in an office.”
Kiana Reynolds, a Junior from George Washington High School and Emma Wong, a recent graduate from Lowell High School, are interns this summer Popsugar, through our Future Graduates program. Kiana and Emma will be rotating through the main 5 departments at Popsugar: Culture, Engineering, HR, IT, and facilities. Both students are excited to add their new skills to their resume. Kat Fernandez, the Culture and Corporate Citizenship Coordinator said, “It was a no brainier for Popsugar to join Future Graduates…. we as a company through PS Gives want to make a local direct impact on students in our public schools. We want to teach them the ins and outs of corporate tech culture.”
The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco (AFSF) has been hosting Future Graduate interns since the inception of the program. This summer they were asked by our partners at the SFPD to help with expanding the program and they answered by taking on 13 interns! They have students from almost every public high school and they start every summer by curating a week long orientation for all of the Future Graduates. Their Executive Director, Alan Sandler is eager to teach them team building exercises, 3ds max software, which Pixar uses, and a design project for open spaces in the 5M project in SOMA. The students will to research in the community and create a presentation to show to the developers of the project at the end of their summer.