Intern Spotlight: Jordan Slocum

August 29, 2022

Foodwise relies on interns and volunteers to help with education programs, and other activities that help fulfill our mission to grow thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn more about internships here and volunteer opportunities here. You can also sign up for our next volunteer orientation on September 14, 2022, here.

Before starting her second year at City College of San Francisco, Jordan Slocum joined Foodwise as an intern this past July and August. She supported the Foodwise Teens with garden stewardship at John O’Connell High School, assisted the Foodwise Kids market field trips, helped with Foodwise Summer Bash, including supporting our Foodwise Teens summer fellows at the Garden Grown Apothecary education station.

“Jordan was such a naturally caring and engaging educator! It was so great to have her help this summer with our elementary school field trips,” says Nesley Rojo, Foodwise Kids and Families Manager. “I am thankful for her positive attitude and excitement to work with our students.”

Foodwise Kids and Families Coordinator Damaris Bonner adds, “It was such a delight to have Jordan with us this summer. She is a natural teacher and leader. It was amazing to see the bonds she created with students. On top of that, Jordan was always around to support us, so it was such a blessing to have her.” Learn more about Jordan’s experience:

Jordan: I started interning with Foodwise in an attempt to gain more knowledge around my interests in education and ended up getting so much more. I learned new things about food justice and taking care of our planet. It was a perfect balance between my interests in education and my love for food. After this internship I return to school at San Francisco City College studying early childhood education and back to being an assistant teacher in an elementary school. I enjoyed myself tremendously. I am grateful for my time at Foodwise, and I hope to be back soon.

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