Entrepreneurship for the Public Good

Participants 2006

Anton Bates

Internship: Appalachian Federal Credit Union, Berea, KY

Anton Bates conducted an analysis of personal consumer loans at the Appalachian Federal Credit Union and developed a report on the data collected. This organized information will be used in reports to investors and funders. Anton also worked with clients on personal and business loan applications.

Patrick Bradford

Internship: Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Patrick Bradford spent his internship at the Greater Birmingham Cultural Alliance administering survey instruments and collecting and analyzing data. He also performed general administrative duties for the Alliance and assisted in coordinating various marketing projects.

Sarah Coram

InternshipUrban Appalachian Council of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Sarah Coram helped assess, develop, and reorganize the Urban Appalachian Council’s research library. Sarah also worked with the organization’s youth and women’s groups to help members develop leadership and life skills.

Kelvin Dillard

InternshipElementz Hip Hop Youth Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

Kelvin Dillard worked with the Elementz Hip Hop Youth Art Center to establish a QuickBooks system, bring monthly reconciliations up to date, and develop a basic accounting manual for the Center. Kelvin taught himself the QuickBooks accounting software system, completed six months of accounting data, and mentored other staff members in learning the system. He was also involved in various day-to-day activities at the Center.

Meklit Haile

InternshipThe Center for Rural Development, Somerset, KY

Meklit Haile interned with the Center for Rural Development, assisting the Center’s Youth Programs Coordinator with the Rogers Scholars program youth camps. Meklit met her goals of creating a student entrepreneur’s resource guide for the Youth Entrepreneurship camp, updating the youth entrepreneurship inventory, and documenting all colleges and universities in Kentucky that teach entrepreneurship classes.

Micah Harding

Internship: Wolfe County Office of Economic Development, Campton, KY

Micah Harding was active in the Wolfe county Office of Economic Development by shadowing/assisting the Office’s director in day to day activities. Micah worked closely with local entrepreneurs in developing and processing microloan applications. He also adapted a business start-up manual and localized it with Kentucky contacts and resources.

Kaydene Jones

InternshipMountain Association for Community Development , Berea, KY

Kaydene Jones, interning at the Mountain Association for Economic Development (MACED), worked largely within the organization’s small business loan department. Kaydene was instrumental in developing survey instruments as well as implementing the MACED Business Development Team annual borrower survey. Her efforts resulted in a 90% response rate by borrowers. She also conducted research and compiled data allowing the benchmarking of MACED against other economic development organizations and indicators.

Shawn Kennedy

InternshipBarter Theatre, Abingdon, VA

Shawn Kennedy while at the Barter Theater working alongside the Director and Associate Director of Development processed gift and acknowledgement procedures as well as weekly and monthly reports. He also worked on the preparation of foundation and corporate grant proposals and gift documentation.

Jumus Locmelis

InternshipNew Opportunity School for Women, Berea, KY

Jumis Locmelis designed a survey to assess the impact of the New Opportunity School for Women on those women who participated in it. He also contributed to the NOSW annual report, prepared a QuickBooks User Manual tailored to the NOSW and trained a full time staff member in the use of the software.

Kristin Sams

InternshipUK Center for Excellence in Rural Health, Hazard, KY

Kristin Sams during her internship at the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health conducted research involving residents of the Hazard, KY area concerning stereotypes and social anxiety. This information was combined with secondary research and the results developed into a presentation for health care providers. She also developed educational materials for a regional health fair and assisted with numerous patient session write-ups.

Samantha Stolt

InternshipBlue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga, Blacksburg, VA

Samantha Stolt enhanced the Blue Ridge School of Massage’s overall marketing efforts. She developed a graphic spread sheet allowing the school, a privately held business, to assess retention and attrition of students in various categories. In addition to compiling statistics for the Virginia State Council on Higher Education she performed a range of tasks related to promotion and marketing of the school. She maximized the school’s presence on a variety of search engines, assisted in the design of various identity pieces – letterhead, business cards, envelopes and postcards, and wrote informative articles and press releases.

Jessica Turner

InternshipYestermorrow, Warren, VT

Jessa Turner interned at Yestermorrow: Ecological Design/Build School as a faculty assistant under the supervision of the school’s Associate Director. She helped with campus construction and maintenance projects, provided administrative and project support for the school’s staff, gave facility tours, and assisted in planning and coordination of conferences, lectures, and special events.

Polina Vusata

Internship: Smart Money Community Services, Cincinnati, OH

Polina Vusasta provided the clients at SmartMoney Community Services with one-on-one business counseling and technical assistance. Polina worked individually with entrepreneurs to develop business plans including cash flow statements, marketing plans and growth projections. Polina created informational PowerPoint presentations, revised curriculum and workshop materials for the SmartMoney business startup class and developed an alumni data base and alumni survey.

Melissa Williams

InternshipKentucky Conference of Community and Justice, Lexington, KY

Melissa Williams developed new programs at the Kentucky Conference of Community and Justice that provide human resources development and diversity training as well as coordinating previously scheduled conferences and workshops. Melissa worked as a counselor at KCCJ’s residential week-long camp and participated actively in the organization’s public policy and advocacy efforts. She also researched institutional domestic partnership benefits, designed a workplace training manual, wrote press releases and worked on collaboration and relationship building with community organizations in the greater Lexington area.

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