Building Bridges through Outreach Leadership Development
Inspired by the values of the B Corp community to “build bridges,” ‘B’ BOLD is a new initiative created by Clearinghouse CDFI to empower and develop the next generation. Clearinghouse CDFI, with the support and generosity of its community partners, has created a summer internship program for college-bound high school juniors and seniors from low-income families.
The purpose of the program is to invest in tomorrow’s leaders. Interns will gain exposure to a professional setting, receive real life job skills, and access to positive role models. The Allen Peters Baldwin ‘B’ BOLD Internship Program will help empower youths from low-income areas that do not have access to the same resources and opportunities.
Clearinghouse CDFI believes it is important to build a bridge to the next generation so that tomorrow’s leaders will continue to build mission driven businesses.
Meet the 2016 ‘B’ BOLD Interns:
Jesus Medina & Alejandro Tepayotl
Jesus Medina is a high achieving and driven student at Ocean View High School. He is entering his junior year and is a member of El Viento, Engineering to the Community, Business Academy and SteppingUP. He is the epitome of the ‘B’ BOLD spirit because of his belief in empowering people that are in need of assistance. Read about his ‘B’ BOLD experience here: https://www.clearinghousecdfi.com/event/jesus-2016-intern-experience.
Alejandro Tepayotl is a dedicated student at Ocean View High School who is involved in Business Academy, cross country, track and field, and SteppingUP. He is entering his senior year and aspires to be a community developer. His philosophy to treat others as he would want to be treated and overall team player attitude exemplifies the ‘B’ BOLD spirit. Read about Alejandro’s ‘B’ BOLD experience here: https://www.clearinghousecdfi.com/event/2016-bbold-intern-alejandro.
Clearinghouse CDFI is proud to dedicate the B BOLD Internship Award Program to Allen Peters Baldwin for his commitment to helping low-income families through Orange County Community Housing Corporation – SteppingUP. Mr. Baldwin embodies the spirit of the ‘B’ BOLD program with his ongoing dedication to serving others.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who made the ‘B’ BOLD program possible!