Monday, March 21, 2011

Introducing Rachel Rakower

I'd like to introduce you to a new addition to the DHF Family. Rachel Rakower is our Hope House spring intern hailing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rachel will be completing her Masters in Social Work this May and approached us about lending a hand last year. So how did this all come about? Our former program manager, Nora Bedard, took a class with Susan Kidd-Webster at the UW-Madison a few years ago (Nora is also a Social Worker by profession). Susan happens to be the person you speak with about completing an international internship. When Rachel mentioned to Susan that she'd like to intern in Latin America and practice her Spanish, DiscoverHope's name came up. And the rest is history.

For the next three months, Rachel will be helping us on the program management side here in the Hope House and also using her social work skills. She'll be teaching business-oriented English classes, helping our childcare provider revamp our childcare room, and co-facilitating our mental health series beginning in April. Rachel will also be writing on our blog from time to time, sharing her adventures in international development in Cajamarca, Peru.


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