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Fresh Start SC
DescriptionFresh Start SC is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Our mission is Advancing Solutions to Systemic Poverty. Our primary charitable program for 2013-14 is "iT2PIE" a youth coding program and invention expo featuring the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. This program is offered at Furman and the Iron Yard. We offer several workshops at various difficulty levels ranging from pre-Pi to advanced physical computing. Revenue is mixed, with some students paying tuition and underserved youth receiving sponsorships. Fresh Start SC collaborates with community organizations and other 501(c)(3)s to advance this STEM curriculum and invention/maker event. Inventions promoted at the invention expo advance our charitable purpose in the areas of energy and technology access for underserved communities. The invention expo also gives our charity the opportunity to reach out to other communities, e.g. the arts community and the medical community, to seek their support of technology inventions in those areas.
Interns will learn basic grant writing, grant research and planning skills. Grant writing work will be mostly virtual with meeting opportunities at our law offices in Downtown Greenville. Interns will be trained to manage program workshops (no programming skill required) and will be expected to coordinate with other partner community groups. Interns will be expected to engage in basic social media marketing and contribute ideas to future marketing development. Spring interns will be expected to work on planning and executing the invention expo. All interns will be trained and directed by Fresh Start SC's executive director, Malinda McAleer Pennington, Esq. Exemplary interns may receive offers for pre-law internships.
ResponsibilitiesComplete all grant writing training activities
Research grants online and at the Greenville Library, Main Branch
Record all research, listing grant criteria, submission format, and relevant dates
Attend and manage several youth coding workshops
Coordinate communication and planning with partner community organizations
Post to social media, mainly Facebook
Propose future marketing ideas
Coordinate participants of April 2014 invention expo (spring interns only)
RequirementsTimely communication habits utilizing email, text and phone.
Professionalism in basic communication.
Writing and organizational skills
Ability to intuit software interfaces quickly
A home computer and the internet