Internship 2018

Application Deadline: March 8, 2018
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Seeking College-age young people and recent college graduates to play a key role in the Read Lead-Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program as Servant Leader interns. Read Lead Servant Leader interns are responsible for the front-line care and nurturing of the children. Using the Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC), they serve as facilitators in the classroom and as leaders of parent workshops and community outreach activities. Read Lead will provide FREE summer enrichment for 350 children (ages 5-14) and their families in the communities of Lynwood, Carson, Los Angeles, Gardena, and West Adams-LA. Questions or more information contact or (310)704-9362.


• Urban Education
• Reading Enrichment
• Intergenerational Servant Leadership Development
• Serving children, youth and parents
• Restorative Justice
• Non-Violent Social Action
• Community Engagement
• Networking with like-minded College Students across the country

The Read Lead CDF Freedom Schools program seeks to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today. By providing summer and after-school reading enrichment for children who might otherwise not have access to books, the Read Lead CDF Freedom Schools program plays a much-needed role in helping to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps and is a key part of our work to ensure a level playing field for all children.

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