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LAWRENCEVILLE (GWINNETT/METRO ATLANTA) GA – May 22, 2018 - The City of Lawrenceville is pleased to partner with Impact46/SportsServe and Central Gwinnett High School in the inaugural “Summer of Impact,” which is an 8-week internship program designed to enhance skill sets and provide real work experience for selected students while building a legacy of leaders in Lawrenceville. The program kicked off with a “Signing Day” on May 17th at Central Gwinnett where the selected students “signed” their contracts for their internships. Invited guests included the student’s employer, family and friends as well as community leaders.
With over 60 students initially interested, approximately 30 students attended the Workforce Development Training hosted by Dierda Cox, founder/president of Community Sustainability Enterprise. After going through an interview process, 10 students were offered positions within the City of Lawrenceville Communications/Community Development & Public Works Department, Impact46/SportsServe, Peach State Credit Union, and Shuma Sports and Webb, Tanner, & Powell, P.C Law Firm. During these 8-weeks students will get the chance to learn from various businesses that fit their passions.
The “Summer of Impact” internship program was created to establish Lawrenceville as a city that nurtures the heart of every child. By working together, the partners and entities involved hope to create opportunities for children to discover their God-given purpose, passion and influence. The internship program leverages the eight weeks of summer to impact the six sectors of Lawrenceville—local businesses, government, schools, neighborhoods, churches and non-profits—by providing enrichment and leadership engagement opportunities for youth. The students who were selected as interns will also have the opportunity to participate in leadership development training through Impact46 as well as impact local neighborhoods through the “Kids Game” on June 2. This will provide interns with the chance to enrich the lives of the children living in the Pine Valley Mobile Park.
“As a city that prides itself on being ‘heart, art, smart,’ the City of Lawrenceville is pleased to participate in the “Summer of Impact,” commented City of Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “The program is a win-win for students and the city as it provides real-world experience for the selected interns while developing a pipeline for our future workforce. Together, we are building a legacy of leaders for the City of Lawrenceville whose impact will surely make a difference in the future of our community.”
For more information, visit www.lawrencevillega.org.