Researched paid internship programs around the country to accumulate best practices for inclusion.
Interviewed forty program constituents to discern areas of program success and improvement.
Developed a report with research findings to guide Say Yes Buffalo’s Internship and Career Pathways program.
My greatest takeaway from the summer is the need for greater resources and equitable hiring practices for students pursuing transformative workforce development opportunities, especially for students of color.
Libby is truly an answered prayer. She jumped right into the work and not only enthusiastically took on projects, but made suggestions to elevate every single task. She was a joy to work with and her work ethic is amazing - we often forgot that she's only a rising sophomore. Libby is officially the Princess of Workforce Development and we hope that she can return to Say Yes in some capacity in the future!
–Johanna Caplan and Stephanie Peete