Since January, Bridges Together has been happy to have not just an extra set of hands, but an extra kind heart in our office! Marily Gonzalez, a recent graduate of College of the Holy Cross (Andrea’s alma mater), interned for BT during her last semester of college. During this time, she was an essential part of planning and executing our big Birthday/Anniversary Celebration in April — not only did Marily create the event’s program book, she solicited all of the raffle items for the event!
In addition, Andrea mentored Marily as she researched and then authored a paper: “Cultivating an Intergenerational (IG) Lens: Uniting Older People and Youth in Human Services Agencies.” We are excited to share her work! (You can click here to read it.)
After her graduation, we were pleased to be able to hire Marily for the summer to update and standardize all of our How-To Guides. (We are still busy uploading of her updated documents, but you can still see our How-To Guides here!) She also put the final touches on her paper, which we are hoping to submit to intergenerational journals.
In a few short weeks, Marily is off to Hartford, where she will be teaching middle school girls as part of the AmeriCorps program. While we will certainly miss her, the BT board and staff is grateful to know that she will always be a part of our “circle of love.” Good luck, Marily!