As I mentioned earlier in the summer, every year, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago runs a summer internship program for local students who are captivated by Jewish community building and are interested in developing their own professional portfolio. The students who are selected to participate after a highly competitive application process are assigned to work with agencies and organizations affiliated with JUF. For the second time, the Jewish Neighborhood Development Council was partnered with a Lewis summer intern. This year’s intern was Matthew Erlebacher.
Matthew has spent 8 weeks working with me on a number of priorities that will benefit our work in West Rogers Park. Aside from participating in meetings of our board of directors and several committees, Matthew has improved our social media accounts, worked with local organizations on developing a community calendar, developed listings of organizations and businesses and contacted them to promote their events via the JNDC website and Facebook.
Matthew has also done substantial research on neighborhood demographics that will enable us to work more closely with our partners in neighborhood advocacy.
We are very appreciative of all of Matthew Erlebacher's contributions to the Jewish Neighborhood Development Council and the neighborhood as a whole. I know I speak for a grateful community as we wish him well as he continues on at Carnegie Mellon University over the coming years!
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