For the past two academic years we’ve been honored and excited to be part of the De La Salle North Corporate Internship Program. De La Salle North Catholic high school provides a quality education for motivated college-bound students, many of whom are underserved and would not have an opportunity to receive a similar education elsewhere. Students who graduate from De La Salle North are not only prepared to succeed in college, they have pertinent work experience which will help them when they enter the workforce.
We’ve had four students each year—from freshmen to seniors—working at our front desk as interns one day a week and rotating on the fifth day. They do a lot of different things including data entry, equipment inventory, scanning, shipping, mailings, kitchen clean-up, and managing office supplies as well as taking on special projects. It’s been a wonderful experience working with these intelligent and motivated students.
Cascade CEO, Marcus Wilcox reflected on the program at the end of the first year, “I am awed by Cascade’s commitment to this program. It is a spot-on alignment with every single one of our values, it’s the right thing to do, and Cascade is better for it.”