Jacqueline Winter ’14 spent her summer working at Horizons for Homeless Children, a non-profit based in Boston, Massachusetts. The organization provides direct service programs to families who are homeless. As a Levitt Public Service Intern, Winter researched organizations doing similar work on the issue of childhood homelessness in order to coordinate advocacy efforts, and to map out the regional political landscape as it relates to homelessness.
Winter reports that one of the highlights of her summer was when she attended a meeting with my boss and MA State Senator Michael Rush on Beacon Hill. In this meeting they discussed the budget and the funding that Horizons for Homeless Children was requesting. “It was very interesting to go into the Massachusetts State House and witness the intimate relationships that exist there between people of all levels,” said Winter.
Winter says that her summer internship experience has impacted her decision to pursue a career in public service. “It was a very rewarding feeling to know that Horizons for Homeless Children is making a difference in the lives of homeless people who desperately need help,” said Winter. “Working at the organization served as a constant reminder that it is important to help those who are less fortunate, and that helping people in need is something I am looking forward to dedicating my life to.”