Interns and Volunteers
Teaching for Change’s mission is advanced not only by our staff and board, but also by the dedicated focus on special projects by interns and volunteers. If you’re interested in an internship, check out our current openings. In 2016, our interns are:
Mansur Buffins is a rising junior at the University of Georgia double-majoring in Social Studies Education and African American Studies. Mansur aspires to be an exceptional history teacher in a low income neighborhood. He is passionate about social justice advocacy and African American Studies. He is also passionate about youth empowerment, especially Black male youth, and has launched a mentoring-based empowerment program for Black male students at a local middle school. Mansur was elected President of the UGA Chapter of the NAACP for the 2016-2017 academic year. He works to improve upon and advance diversity and inclusion on his campus and provide a space for students to speak about current social justice issues and to get active in their community. Mansur is also a scholar at the Institute for Responsible Citizenship in Washington D.C.
Qiddist Hammerly is a Master’s student studying elementary education at Northwestern University. She just received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy, where she focused on racial disparities in education and the criminal punishment system. She believes strongly in the need for community-based schools where children of color are represented, honored and nurtured in the classroom in curriculum. She has been deeply involved in building a community public charter school in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, which has the goal of closing the racial achievement gap. As a Truman Scholar for the summer of 2016, she is excited to bring her teaching and policy experience to Teaching for Change, and exploring how liberatory pedagogy can be enacted through anti-racist curricula.