A Postcard From: Al-Tiyanah Williams ’18

Name: Al-Tiyanah Williams

Year: 2018

Major: Sociology

What’s happening? We’d love to hear how your internship is going.

This summer, I interned at Decarcerate PA, a grass roots organization hoping to end mass incarceration rate in Philadelphia. I have met a lot of wonderful people who are passionate about making a change within their own communities and fight against a system that has oppressed minorities for many years. By being a part of an organization like this has helped me grow as a leader and to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.

How I learned about my internship:

I was interested in non-profit organizations in Philadelphia that focused on social justice issues. I learned about Decarcerate from another student who interned at one of their partner sites. Connections are very useful!

Why I applied for my internship:

I applied for my internship because I wanted a new experience in which I felt that I could truly make a difference, even if I am with them for a short period of time.

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