Classwish. Org Internship / Not Complaining - Happy to be here!
Why complain? I have nothing but good reviews of Classwish.org where I currently intern, and people like to hear good things more than bad anyway (though national news evidence otherwise). My Classwish.org experience started when Robert Tolmach and Renee Hooker explained to me how their nonprofit helps teachers to pay for class supplies their students need to learn and grow, and guiding American youth (with aspirations of going international!) through career development with education and mentor programs prepare for the professional world so that they do not get discouraged or hopeless, all to common among youth of the present; .this was at a New School Career Fair. After hearing their philanthropic goals and innovative methods I jumped on the opportunity to help. They employ a variety of interns from different places, fields and walks of life to contribute to a positive and productive atmosphere that gets goals accomplished without beeing too stressful or demanding. Also, no suit-and-tie requirement for daily development and administration work! The project manager and interns more than get that students have other responsibilities (schools, finances, etc.) and just request what they bring to the table themselves: a good outlook, passion and motivation for improving and growing the program, and commitment to fulfilling the promises the students themselves make, depending on what they can offer. The location is right across the street from Madison Square Garden so it is well connected and not hard to find (inside the Pennsylvania Hotel on 7th ave and 32nd st), and my supervisor, Robert, is cordial, specific about what he expects as far as duties, and though as professional as one expects from a boss, is always ready to laugh, share anecdotes or interesting information and answer any questions or provide help and guidance. I'm feel fine about speaking with him because he manages to make you feel at ease and equal despite his wealth of past experiences in the private and nonprofit sectors, and even though he is always hard at work building the nonprofit to have the maximum impact on all students, particularly underprivileged schools and at-risk youth. I hope this program continues to receive growing sponsorship so that it can foster the big impact on students that it makes and expand its staff, projects and impact. Sorry this is not a complaint, but this is the only type of Classwish.org review I can offer!