A Seminar on Smart and Attractive Design | Nov. 13, 2017
National Program Promotes Volunteerism | Oct. 25, 2017
| Oct. 17, 2017
Now in its fourth year, the Sullivan Renaissance Internship Program collaborates with the Center for Workforce Development (CWD) and the Sullivan County Personnel Department to provide internships to 25 students who support the work of multi-level beautification and community development projects in Categories B and C. The interns perform a variety of tasks between now and Labor Day, including planning and implementation of beautification projects and assisting with care of gardens, hanging baskets and organizing volunteers.
The interns attended an employment orientation on May 14 that focused on work readiness skills and an overview of their responsibilities as
Participants were shown the basics of plant identification, weeding, mulching, pest management as well as safe operating techniques for certain garden tools, for which they received certification. The interns have also been taught the importance of keeping a journal of their activities as a way to effectively track the progress of the project and their work.
“We have a great group this year who seem very confident and express quite a bit of enthusiasm for their community projects,” said
In addition to training already received, Sullivan Renaissance interns will also attend a leadership training event in July. At the end of the season, they will submit a summary of their experience as part of the documentation of their community’s project.
Sullivan Renaissance funds the program through the CWD, which administers it. Interns are supervised by the Renaissance groups that hire them.
This year’s 2008
· Bloomingburg – Sallie-Anne Gubser
· Category C – Charlie Edwards
· Forestburgh – Ian Laufersweiler
· Glen Spey – Jamie Schombs
· Hasbrouck – Christina Niest
· Hurleyville – Dayna Halprin
Long Eddy –
· Mountaindale – Sierra Spechler
· Narrowsburg – Nicole Terwilliger
· Neversink – Max Fiedler
· Roscoe – Ren Jie Lin
· Smallwood, Club – Casey Zier
· Woodbourne – Andrew Kolansky
· Wurtsboro – Danielle Schnitzer
· Youngsville – Amber McGibbon
For more information about the program, contact
Photos of the Interns at the May 14 Orientation and the May 17 Training are Available Electronically.
COMING UP:Sullivan Renaissance will hold a special seminar on “How to Present a Project” on Wednesday, June 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the