Meet our Summer Interns!
Besides soaking up the rarely-seen sun, we can’t imagine a better way to spend my summer than working at Schoolhouse Supplies. As summer interns, we are stoked to be a part of the dynamic team at Schoolhouse Supplies.Two of our fabulous interns, Cheyanne and Chantale come from the SummerWorks program which funds work readiness training for their youth participants.
Our Free Store Intern Cheyanne is a Portland native and just finished off her education at Mt. Hood Community College. Cheyanne comes to us with experience from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, such a huge asset to our operations here at the Free Store! Although Cheyanne is exploring her options, her love for animals has her interested in becoming a veterinarian.
Chantale, our Tools for Schools Intern spent the last 17 years of her life in West Africa and is now an incoming senior at Madison High School. Chantale is excited to be in the United States to embrace all of the opportunities. One of her favorite things about Portland is our rainy weather that she finds neither too hot nor too cold. Chantale aims to become a flight attendant and travel to see the world. France is first on her list of destinations since that is where her siblings and the majority of her relatives are. Above all, Chantale loves helping and caring for people especially children and is thrilled to be at Schoolhouse Supplies. Returning from her sophomore year at Seattle University,
Christina is happy to be home for the summer with her family and to be working at Schoolhouse Supplies as the Communications and Development Intern. It wasn’t the enthralling MAX commute from Hillsboro to Portland that drew her to Schoolhouse Supplies but Schoolhouse Supplies’ effective way of impacting students and teachers to help them thrive. Growing up, the biggest part of her childhood was her experience at school. She came into Kindergarten without knowing any English words other than “Yes” and “No”. With the support of teachers and staff, not only did she become fluent in English by the end of first grade, she eventually became the first in her family to attend college. She is very grateful for her educational experience and she is even more grateful that it has led her here to Schoolhouse Supplies where she can make a difference for teachers and students.
If you are in the Free Store this summer, be sure to say hello to our amazing, hardworking interns!