BENEFITING: Beginning with Children Foundation, Inc.
Tatiana is a junior in high school who is looking to pursue an internship this summer and is interested in education, law and psychology. She previously interned at TASC last summer and has been invited to work there again this year. She is active at school, serving as Student Council Secretary and Representative and member of the softball team, School Talent Show, Gay / Straight Alliance Club and Theatre Club. She also participates in our Barclays Mentoring Program and college awareness and test programs. She is looking forward to continuing to develop professional skills.
Donations will help Tatiana work at her dream internship and cover living and other essential costs while working during the summer.
Founded two decades ago, the Beginning with Children Foundation has educated over 1,500 Brooklyn children in grades K-8. Our schools offer an innovative and rigorous curriculum and emphasize social and emotional development of the whole child. We support our K-8 "graduates" in their high school and college years with a comprehensive academic and career oriented Alumni Program.
90% of our Alumni graduate high school in four years, versus 66% for New York City. All of our Alumni are accepted to 2 and 4-year colleges, and typically receive half a million dollars in scholarship funding. Our Alumni Program includes academic tutoring, Regents and SAT Prep, college application support, campus visits, career panels, job shadowing opportunities and corporate mentoring programs.
A hallmark of the Alumni Program is our summer internship program. After a rigorous training course, BwCF places students at summer jobs with local non-profits and corporations. Students are exposed to fields of interest, to the norms of the professional world, and have the opportunity to develop greater independence and personal accountability.