MEET 2017'S BOLD SUMMER LEADERSHIP INTERNS
Learn about the talented and passionate students who are taking part in the BOLD program this year.
Born and Raised in Skyway (South Seattle) to a multi-ethnic household. Devan started on their path to social justice and organizing work when they were helping to form a Black Student Union at their high school. They sought out knowledge and education from around the city, landing at the Tyree Scott Freedom School hosted by Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, American Friends Service Committee, and The People's Institute NW. Devan was quickly radicalized and began their journey onto organizing shortly after their first freedom school. It was at the Tyree Scott Freedom School that Devan first started to develop as a social justice leader, and educator.
Devan's organizing passion is focused on the School to Prison Pipeline, stopping the Youth Jail in Seattle, Black Liberation, developing leadership, and art. They are extremely passionate about education, and community organizing.
Esther Eidenberg-Noppe is the Teens In Public Service Intern for 21 progress this summer.
Esther has spent most of their life in the same place, but has learned to see that as an opportunity to learn new things about old experiences. Esther grew up in a small synagogue in west Seattle. After their bat mitzvah, they became a Hebrew teacher, and spent the next 3+ years teaching and tutoring. Esther goes to Nova High School, which is located in Seattle's Central District, and they've spent every semester thus far doing their best to cram as much learning into as little time as possible.
Esther has a love of arts, and activism, and tries to bring those two things together the best way they can which they've recently found in spoken word poetry. Esther is going to be a junior in high school this upcoming year, and they hope to spend their college years traveling in a global program at a yet-to-be-determined school. Esther is so extremely excited to be interning at 21 progress this summer both for it's activism, and it's intersectionality, and they look forward to the knowledge and learning it will bring them.
Maria G. Jimenez
Maria G. Jimenez is a first-generation student, born in Mexico but raised in the United States. She is undocumented, unafraid and unashamed. Her life struggles developed in her a passion for social justice, social work and fighting for the rights of undocumented families, students. Maria began her advocacy for immigrant rights in 2013 when she traveled to D.C and spoke to house representatives about the need for a just immigration reform. In the past, she got involved with community organizations such as the “Washington Dream Act Coalition”, where she became confident in sharing her story, wrote letters to share her family’s immigrant story with representatives in Olympia. Aside from these efforts, she has participated in student panels at community events such as the HB 1079 conference for undocumented students, and was also a mentor for the “Adelante Con Educacion” conference where she shared her experience as a first-generation student.
Maria recently graduated from the University of Washington (UW) June 2017 with a bachelor of Arts in social welfare. During her time in the school of social work, at the University she volunteered as a co-facilitator for an intergroup dialogue, the topics varied from Race to gender and social justice topics. Her first year Maria volunteered at Teed Feed an organization that aids homeless youth, more recently finished her practicum internship at RAYS an organization based in Renton WA, serving as a “youth life coach” in the RAYS UP program where she met with middle schoolers and high schoolers, helping them stay focused in their academic goals and collaborating with school staff to create the best opportunities for the students.
During her free time, Maria enjoys dancing, walking her cute dog DJ and spending time with her loved ones.
Tran is an emerging community organizer in Washington. Born in Saigon, Vietnam--Tran immigrated to the U.S. with their family at five years old and has been residing in Seattle ever since. Tran recently graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Art in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Environmental Studies. Doing a variety of activist work, Tran has been involved with organizations like the Queer People of Color Alliance, API Chaya, RecTech Media Institute, and now 21 Progress. Tran is passionate about many things but they are currently focused on building community, engaging with young leaders, and discovering their power and purpose.
When I was 11 years old, my family and I moved to the U.S from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. I recently graduated from high school 2 years ago, and attended Edmonds community College, where I was president of the Latinx Club on campus, helped organize events centered around Latinx culture, and was part of a program called Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), with LETI, Latino Educational Training Institute, where we worked with middle school Latinx students. I transferred to University of Washington Bothell to continue my degree in American and Ethnic Studies. I became heavily involved in advocating for Latinx communities in high school when I first attended a Latinx leadership camp, and after that I became a mentor for Latinx students. I began working with nonprofit Latinx organizations, Alianza, Latino Community Fund and Progreso: Latino Progress. At UWB I have helped organize the walk-out and have been part of diversity advocacy throughout my first year and am going to be an events coordinator for Latinx Student Union in the next fall.
2017 Bold summer applications open Now!
About The Bold Internship Program
Bold Summer is a place where diverse people explore who they are and their experience from a personal, community, and social justice perspective. We seek people who respect individual and collective culture and challenges and are curious without threatening others.
What We Are Not:
We seek people who respect individual and collective culture and challenges and are curious without threatening others. Candidates who have the following will be prioritized:
How To Apply:
Complete & submit the intern application form using the link below. No resume or cover letter required. Internship positions are competitive. Undergraduates, graduate students and graduating high school senior activists are encouraged to apply early.
Program Dates: June 26, 2017 – September 1, 2017
Hours: 30-40 hours per week
Compensation: Stipend of $1,750 is provided
DEADLINE TO APPLY: APRIL 2ND, 11:59 PM