Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Roots for Refugees Welcomes Summer Intern, Tori Litardo

New Roots for Refugees hired a couple interns for the summer's market festivities and Tori Litardo started her position today at the Catholic Charities office in Kansas City, KS. Tori is a junior at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO and is currently studying Nonprofit Leadership and Spanish. She will be experiencing the Costa Rican culture in August as she embarks on her study abroad journey, but she is thrilled to experience the summer with our program before she heads off for the semester. Tori heard about New Roots through a benefit concert in Kansas City her school sponsored last fall (Rock Out Reach Out). She has always been eager to learn more about supporting local farmers and sustainable farming practices, so it was a complete blessing to have run into our information booth at the concert. It only took a couple e-mail exchanges before Tori was applying for our summer intern position and sharing the visions she had with our program. Being a Nonprofit major but also taking up photography and design as a hobby, Tori hoped there would be opportunities to integrate these passions into her summer position, and that's just what we did. We created a hodgepodge of jobs for Tori to dig into. She will be working at the Catholic Charities office one day a week, working on updating the blog, newsletter, designing profile cards for each farmer, and some other communication work. The rest of the week she will be harvesting out at the farm, selling at markets, helping with business interactions and communication, and snapping shots here and there throughout the summer to upload onto the blog! She is excited to live life with us this summer and be apart of the New Roots community. Stay tuned throughout the summer as she uploads photos of life here on the farm!

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