Meet Our Bank of America Student Leader
This summer, Family Service of the Piedmont is honored to be a nonprofit partner for the Bank of America Student Leaders Program. This program places high school students with local nonprofit organizations for an eight-week paid internship, giving students the opportunity to engage with critical issues in their communities.
Our 2022 Student Leader and Advancement Team Intern is Evelyn Chang, a recent graduate of The Early College at Guilford. Evelyn grew up in Greensboro and has lived in the city her entire life. She is excited to have the opportunity this summer to make an impact in a community she cares about and to expand her knowledge about local issues while building leadership skills. In her free time, Evelyn enjoys paddle boarding and hiking with her corgi, Honey.
Evelyn will be attending Brown University in the fall to study public health and neuroscience. She is also a part of Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education, which gives guaranteed acceptance into Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School after completion of an undergraduate degree.
Through her internship with Family Service, Evelyn has learned about the effects of different social and systemic factors on clients’ ability to access resources and get the help they need. She is grateful to gain exposure to these issues, as they will reappear in her future as a physician.
As the Advancement Intern, Evelyn has worked closely with the marketing and community engagement teams. She has helped staff with database projects, marketing materials, event planning and volunteer management. Additionally, Evelyn has outlined a Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Campaign for our high school volunteers in the Junior Guild and created tools for a peer-to-peer campaign through the platform JustGiving.
About the Student Leaders Program
The Bank of America Student Leaders Program selects 300 students annually to participate in paid internships with nonprofits in their local community and a week-long national Student Leaders Summit. The program aims to promote youth employment, leadership training and civic engagement. Within the Triad market, only two student leaders were selected from over 60 applicants.
The Student Leaders program simultaneously empowers high-achieving students and offers support to nonprofit organizations like Family Service of the Piedmont who might not otherwise be able to offer paid internships.
To learn more about the Bank of America Student Leaders Program, click here.