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2016 Summer Intern Accepted into Stanford University’s Class of 2021

by Stefanie Steele, Civic Education
12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Civic Education would like to congratulate 2016 summer intern Isabel Wang on her acceptance into Stanford University’s class of 2021!

Isabel’s research project, “Galvanizing ‘Grieveland’: Combating Cleveland's Violence Epidemic with Safety Awareness Education from a Public Health Perspective,” focused on  the impact that Cleveland Clinic’s “Safe and Healthy Communities” programs have on youth in the underprivileged communities surrounding the hospital’s main campus.

These outreach programs engage the public in a discussion about the way violence impacts the mental, physical and social/emotional health of all community members, and teach youth to view violence as a contagion which must be prevented before it occurs instead of subsequently correcting it.

According to Isabel, the Summer Internship Program, “…is a transformative experience. I loved every second of it, and I feel that it was the perfect summer experience for someone like me, on the verge of choosing a college and major. I went into it knowing that I loved working with people and helping others, but I came out of it with the knowledge of how to pursue my interests and continue to better the world. I now love the idea of working on public health outreach, and I know that I will use the skills that my mentors taught me of entrepreneurism, management and healthcare in my future career.”

 “I worked with a team that introduced me to amazing opportunities that I could not receive elsewhere. I met with Cleveland Clinic executives, sat in on City Council meetings, and worked on a public health outreach research project. I was able to take this passion for helping the community - influenced strongly by my mentors - and develop programs within my own school for tackling the achievement gap and generating discussions on societal issues.”

For more information on the Summer Internship Program, contact Nedra Starling at starlin@ccf.org.