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September 2016

New Fall Interns

Meet Our New Interns! Fall is here again and with it we welcome new social work interns to Daily Work. We are fortunate to have four talented women from St. Kate’s/St. Thomas and for the first time, University of Wisconsin River Falls joining us for the school year. Brit, Maihlee, Brittany, and Hannah (shown above, from left to right) will join Metro State students Koua, Kalia, and Adriana, who will all be graduating this December with bachelor degrees in social work from Metro State University.  Now with seven interns, Daily Work has more than twice as much capacity to serve …
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School and Work Success Begin at Home

School and Work Success Begin at Home By Kalia Vang Minnesota continues to have one of the worst gaps in the country for school achievement between white children and children of color. As the daughter of parents who were refugees from Laos and now that I’m a mom myself, I often think about how I can help my three-year old daughter succeed in school. Now that I’ve been interning at Daily Work, I also think about how I can help her be prepared to have a job someday. According to National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) “Families of youth, …
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“Ready To Learn”

“Ready to Learn” By Amanda Teske, former Case Management Intern Last summer, I decided I wanted to challenge myself with an internship somewhere. I am studying Psychology at the University of Minnesota and wanted more experience with Psychology or something close to it. Through the help of a family friend, I was referred to a nonprofit organization called Daily Work. I started in May of 2015 and I came back this summer as well. Starting at Daily Work was a challenge for me. I had never done any work/volunteering where I helped people one-to-one, like we do at Daily Work …
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