Deborah N. Cho, Class of 2012
Organization: Korean American Family Service Center, Hodori Program;
Location: Flushing, NYThis summer, I am interning at the Korean American Family Service
Center, particularly working for the Hodori Program. It is an
after-school and summer camp program for children and its primary
objective is to develop and improve the ability of school-age children
in expressing their emotions in appropriate and constructive ways.
Various creative, therapeutic, and educational activities are offered to
the children, where they are provided a comfortable environment to deal
with psychological, emotional, and social issues. I have specifically
been working behind-the-scenes with the staff, helping to formulate next
year’s curriculum for the program along with its policies and overall
vision. It has been such a great learning experience to see first-hand
the internal mechanisms of a non-profit organization, striving to
support and empower individuals and families to lead safe and healthy
lives through counseling, education, and advocacy programs.