From adding a stipend for books and living expenses to opening an emergency fund, we have explored many avenues to supporting our Scholars during this unconventional year. We have recently joined an initiative started by Pierce County Economic Development, WorkForce Central, and Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region, giving two current Palmer Scholars the opportunity to earn money and professional experience as temporary members of our team.
Supported by CARES Act funding, the Recovery Corps young adult internship program has already filled more than 70 positions across 44 local employers, offering a diverse range of positions. Young adults between the ages of 16-25 in the Pierce County area who want to serve their community to stimulate social and economic recovery are encouraged to apply.
Our two Scholars will be supported by Palmer Scholars staff who will guide their professional development over the next six weeks. Among their duties will be collecting important program evaluation data, creating social media content, and connecting their fellow Scholars to scholarship and professional opportunities.
“Being able to hire two of our Scholars to join our team, especially at a time like this, is incredible. Thank you Pierce County, Workforce Central, and Goodwill for creating this opportunity for our Scholars and young adults across the County!” Executive Director, Jonathan Jackson said.