All About SNAP

by Louise Hyneman This past week I continued to work on the SNAP grant to increase the number of eligible seniors who apply for SNAP. One of my responsibilities was ordering the prizes for the events. The prizes had previously been chosen by seniors during a focus group. One of the items cost more than…

Food Insecurity and Seniors: The Focus of My Summer at the Saint Louis Area Food Bank

by Louise Hyneman This summer I am interning at the Saint Louis Area Foodbank in the Programs Department. The foodbank serves 26 counties across Missouri and Illinois. The foodbank serves communities by operating as a middleman between large donors, like Sam’s Club and Target, and smaller food pantries that either can’t coordinate those relationships or…

Better Family Life Updates

by A’Keisha Lee I’ve been at my internship for about two months. I’ve been progressing on my projects pretty well so far. Since my last blog post, my preceptor has given me an additional joint project with the other summer intern. Together we are planning several community conversations to Empower, Educate, and Entertain the community…

One Month In: Better Family Life, Cultural, Educational, and Business Center

by A’Keisha Lee I am exactly one month into my field placement opportunity at the Better Family Life, Cultural, Educational, and Business Center. My placement in the Cultural Arts department under the supervision of Ms. DeBorah Ahmed has been ideal. The Cultural Arts department aims to provide information, programs, and activities that exemplify the cultural…

Halfway!

by Preeti K. Pulluri Hello Everyone, I am half way through my internship at Generate Health!! In the next few weeks I participated in inter-organizational meetings at various locations like UNITED WAY, BJC Learning institute, Infant loss resources, Deaconess foundation. There were weekly meetings at Generate Health for Infant Mortality reduction. Participated in small group…