Guest Post: Cristo Rey intern Evelyn Nunez on what she learned at United Way
I’m Evelyn Nuñez a student at Cristo Rey Boston, just finishing my freshman year of high school . I am currently an intern here at United Way; I come in at least once or twice a week. I work within the marketing department. My experience at United Way has been amazing. I learned plenty of new things for example, learning how to use Microsoft excel, Photoshop, and help put some events together.
The people I met here have taught me so much, their generosity and compassion has really made me feel welcomed here. I came in knowing nothing about United Way, not even how to get here. Being only 15 years old in a big work place felt strange at first, but as the weeks went by I started to understand what they do to help the children, youth, and families.
One project I helped a lot with and learned a lot from was working with the Brain Building in Progress program. Brain building helps growing communities of early education and childcare providers. The purpose for Brain Building is to help young children create a strong start to their future.
There are about 115 students in my freshman class. Among those students I was honored to win an award for reliability and initiative in the work place. Even though I’m only a freshman in high school, United Way has taught me a lot of things that could probably help me later in life.
Big Thanks to Evelyn for all her hard work this year!
Read more about the Cristo Rey program in this recent Boston Globe article: Cristo Rey school builds on success