The Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program – Class of 2009

Please join us in extending a hearty congratulations to some of Cleveland’s best and brightest. The Class of 2009 is the 10th batch of interns to come through the Cleveland Foundation’s summer internship program.

Alison Baranowski, a graduate student of Case Western Reserve University, will be placed at the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.  The mission of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission is to promote increased production of film, television, video, and other types of media in NE Ohio to generate economic benefits for the region and increased job training and job opportunity for its citizenry.

James Crumley, a junior at Kent State University, will be placed at Entrepreneurship Preparatory School, which is dedicated to providing a premier educational experience to students throughout the city of Cleveland, and emphasizing individual educational growth resulting in above proficient test scores, graduation and acceptance to a four-year college or university.

Danielle Hayes, a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, will be placed at Cogswell Hall, Inc., a nonprofit charitable corporation that provides safe, affordable housing and supportive services to women of limited income who might otherwise be homeless.

Heather Johnson, a graduate student at Cleveland State University, will be placed at The Beck Center for the Arts, a nonprofit performing arts and arts education organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for Northeast Ohioans.

Robin Konscak, a senior at The College of Wooster, will be placed at Asian Services in Action, Inc., which provides linguistically and culturally relevant information and services to the Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Northeast Ohio.

Stephen Love, a senior at Baldwin-Wallace College, will be placed at Buckeye Area Development Corporation.  The mission of Buckeye Area Development Corporation is to plan, organize and coordinate resources and activities that will empower the community at large to enhance the quality of life through positive revitalization, stabilization and growth in the Buckeye area of the city of Cleveland.

Philomena Meluch, a senior at Notre Dame College, will be placed at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.  The mission of the museum is to introduce visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience.

Elizabeth McFarlin, a junior at Case Western Reserve University, will be placed at MOCA Cleveland, a major producer of original and compelling exhibitions, fueling its reputation as a visionary leader, and as a gathering place for experiencing contemporary art and culture and pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and expression.

Andres Perez-Charneco, a recent graduate from Ithaca College, will be placed at the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.

Sandra Petrie, a junior at the Cleveland Institute of Art, will be placed at Arts Collinwood, a community-based arts organization and a multi-purpose art center that houses a fine arts gallery with exhibits by local and national artists.

 Joshua Rotthaas, a junior at Cleveland State University, will be placed at Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation.  The mission of the corporation is to facilitate development and revitalization of the Old Brooklyn and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods, including planning and implementation of programs which promote social, economic and civic improvements for its residents, businesses and institutions.

Lauren Sammon, a recent graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art, will be placed at St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, a performance-driven community development organization serving Cleveland’s near east side St. Clair Superior neighborhoods.

Heidi Vielhaber, a junior at Cleveland State University, will be placed at Art House Inc.  The mission of Art House Inc. is to nurture involvement in the arts and culture, providing opportunities for people to create, learn, and communicate ideas while encouraging self-expression, thereby strengthening the community.

Kristine Wells, a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University, will be placed at the University Settlement, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for all people within the community by providing opportunities for enrichment and growth in the lives of participants of all ages.

Melissa Wood, a senior at The College of Wooster, will be placed at JumpStart, whose mission accelerates the growth of innovative early stage businesses and ideas into venture ready companies through providing a continuum of resources to entrepreneurs and the community.

Sean Wolf, a junior at Loyola University, New Orleans, will be placed at America SCORES Cleveland, whose mission is to empower students in urban communities using soccer, writing, creative expression and service-learning.