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Apply for Summer Internship at CDF Freedom Schools Programs

Deaconess Foundation will sponsor a network of Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools programs for children in grades K-5 in the St. Louis region. The seven-week program provides summer enrichment around five essential components: high-quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational leadership development, and nutritional, physical, and mental health. Enrichment is driven by the Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC) which primarily focuses on literacy to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps.

A key goal of the CDF Freedom Schools program is leadership development: identifying, training, nurturing, linking, mobilizing and empowering a new generation of effective, young servant leaders on behalf of children. These young leaders serve in the capacity of classroom facilitators as servant leader interns.

Deaconess will hire young adults as interns who are committed to active lives of leadership and service for children. Job description, responsibilities, and qualifications are available here.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Constance Rush at constancer@deaconess.org by March 28, 2019.