(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: In this story, we bring you more exciting and impactful community outreach news from the Rams. The team recently held its 6th consecutive year of working collaboratively with the L.A. Promise Fund program. Here is the Club’s press announcement that will provide you with more details and a very good background to understand how the relationship began and how it continues to be a great platform for the youth who reside in the City and County of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES RAMS HOSTED LA PROMISE FUND INTERNS FOR TOUR OF SOFI STADIUM TO KICK-OFF SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
For the sixth consecutive year, the Los Angeles Rams have teamed up with LA Promise Fund, the nonprofit dedicated to preparing Los Angeles students for success in college, career, and life, for a summer internship program that aims to expose students to opportunities in a professional setting, while expanding their skills, experiences and network as they prepare for college or to enter the workforce following high school graduation.
This year’s internship program is made possible through The Intern Project, an initiative of LA Promise Fund, which features seven high school students from various Southern California high schools, including Crenshaw High School STEMM Magnet, Grover Cleveland Charter High School, Inglewood High School, John Marshall High School, Los Angeles High School & Math and Science College Preparatory.
The Rams kicked-off the program by hosting their seven interns and 30 L.A. Promise Fund interns for a panel discussion in the team’s locker room, followed by a tour of SoFi Stadium.
Rams Director of Social Justice and Football Development JOHNATHAN FRANKLIN moderated the discussion with Rams front office staff members about their career journeys and the importance of work-based learning, professional development, and higher education.
In 2018, the Rams created a summer internship program for students from Inglewood Unified School District in partnership with LA Promise Fund. In 2019, the Rams broadened the internship program to include additional public high schools from various districts.
As part of the internship selection process, interested students submit their resumes and participate in professional interviews with team executives. The team’s LA Promise Fund Internship Project has provided more than 40 local students, 70 percent who were first generation college students, with work-based learning opportunities.
Also appearing before the interns was Noel Grigsby, Coordinator, Social Justice and Football Development. The day’s program began at 10:45 am and lasted till 12:45 pm.