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 2017, our interns are:
Elena Young is a DC native who received her BA from the University of Miami where she majored in Psychology and minored in Educational and Psychological Studies. Elena’s interest in the educational needs of the underprivileged began while she was a student at Sidwell Friends. As a high school student, she spent her free time tutoring primarily Latino immigrant children at a community center in Adams Morgan. She continued mentoring in marginalized communities as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Miami, as well as tutoring college students. After graduating from Miami, Elena spent 6 months volunteering at a special needs school in India. Elena moved to Colombia in 2013 to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. In 2015, she moved to China where she worked in an international kindergarten teaching ESL. Currently, she is in the process of applying to graduate school for a Masters in Education. Elena believes strongly in the need for greater diversity in the classroom curriculum and aims to teach a course about understanding race relations today to high school students. She is excited to bring her zeal of Latino culture to the Central American project at Teaching For Change.