Kent County Department of Health & Human Services

Kent County Department of Health & Human Services

GRow1000 participants will develop skills needed for the future. We have created a series of activities that will allow students to research our agency, understand the needs of a vulnerable population, and learn how to provide supportive services to enhance a safety net. Students will also be involved in our DEI activities including: attending various speaker meetings, participating in discussions, and an opportunity to create their own presentation. Our GRow1000 candidate will have opportunities that range from: creating business processes, newsletters, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, track metrics in Excel, and participate in Community Partner meetings and events. We will also discuss resume building, strategies utilized in interviews, soft skills, and workplace etiquette. Our program is 100% virtual. Most activities will be self-led with supervised check-ins via Microsoft Teams. Additional job shadowing activities may require Zoom access.  
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services provides basic needs such as: cash assistance, food assistance, emergency relief, and Medicaid to vulnerable individuals and families in Kent County.
How many internships are you providing to the program?: 1
Placements require a financial obligation of $1,600 for each youth under 18 years old, and $2,000 for each intern 18 or older. Please indicate if you are a nonprofit organization and need wage assistance.: Yes
What transportation options for getting to and from work are available to you?: N/A - Virtual Work Only
Public Transportation Supports: Proximity to bus line and details of which line/stop. Wheels to Work program participation and cost.: Our program will be 100% virtual so transportation is not needed.
Is your organization a Minority Business Enterprise?: No
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.: Kent Co DHHS has a robust DEI initiative. We meet bi-weekly to discuss various DEI topics. We have a book group, a monthly newsletter, and a workgroup that meets monthly. We are hoping our student can participate in our various activities.