August 15, 2014 Leave a comment
Community Planning and Advocacy Council partnered with Rutgers University for the Summer Housing and Internship Program (SHIP). The Summer Housing and Internship Program (SHIP) is a twelve-week program from May/early June to August that offers an alternative to recipients of the New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) scholarship who lack the financial, family and social connections to secure safe and stable housing during the summer months. 40 New Jersey Foster Scholars are given the opportunity to receive quality housing and paid internship positions throughout the summer months. SHIP also offers a 3-credit course, counseling, weekly workshops, and recreational activities.
Aasim Johnson from Brookdale County College and Samantha Villagran from Rutgers Camden University were welcomed to the CPAC family in early June. Aasim and Samantha assisted in the Camden County Youth Service Commission, Camden County Youth Volunteer Corps, Point in Time, as well as attending Hill Day with Monarch Housing lobbying in Washington, D.C. for ‘Homes for the Homeless’. They completed their internship the beginning of August.
We would like to thank Rutgers University for the opportunity to partner in this great program. Also thank our interns Aasim Johnson and Samantha Villagran for their hard work, dedication, and spirit. It was not only a learning experience for our interns, but for CPAC staff as well. Congratulations on graduating from the program.
Please watch Aasim Johnson reflect on his experience as a Rutgers’ SHIP Scholar: http://youtu.be/g4tfcOZ54sc