We are excited to announce the United Black Family Scholarship Foundation has begun its 2020 internship program. On January 11, 2020, we welcomed two aspiring and talented University of California, Santa Cruz sociology students: Tiffany Muñoz (pictured first) and Yusra Dawood (pictured second). We are ever thankful for the assistance of UCSC Professor Megan McDrew and our Resource Development Committee Supervisor Mark Ledbetter (pictured third), also a UCSC grad, who worked tirelessly with the university's sociology department to create this opportunity.
Our intern project aims to provide students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and job training in the nonprofit sector. In addition, the interns will obtain real-world skills related to donor prospects research, communications, program development, administration of grant procurement, and fundraising for real community projects that make a difference.
Needless to say, we aim to make this project an exemplar of community improvement inside/outside activism. And while our interns become skilled at the organization activity which enables nonprofits to do great work in our communities, we believe it important to observe here how society, in general, disregards the potential of incarcerated people like our founder, Ivan Kilgore, who through vision and education, created a multitude of programs that hopefully realize effective funding to provide individuals in underserved communities better options and social and economic stability.
As part of our effort to make this a success, we are reaching out to potential sponsors and donors with hopes that they would sponsor a student by making a tax deductible donation.
Your donation will assist us to cover expenses related to our intern and volunteers' travel and accommodations. Recently, for example, we sent two volunteers and two interns from California on a two day trip to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 29th and March 1st 2020 to attend our Nonprofit Coaching & Leadership Conference.
During the Nonprofit Coaching & Leadership Training Conference, guest speaker Glenn E. Martin, who has raised over $75 million dollars in the nonprofit sector and currently is the CEO of GEMtrainers, LLC, delivered a successful formula to raise money for nonprofits in order to focus on achieving our goals of positively affecting communities, impacting laws and obtaining national recognition.
This event was Inspired by our conference sponsor and founder, Ivan who represents what Glenn believes, “Those closest to the problem are closest to the solution.”
Because of your kind donations, our interns and volunteers will be able to attend future events and gain motivation to assist us in building a new vision to take our organization to the next level by learning how to sustain, grow and build our nonprofit to benefit your communities.