Welcome First Serve 2023 Interns
First Serve is pleased to present our Summer Interns for 2023. These students started on June 12 and will work until August 3. In a short period of time, they have bonded, shared lots of laughter and started working in the North Hill Area of Akron. Over the next eight weeks they will spend time with our North Hill Community Partners serving the community while forming friendships. Special Thanks to Akron Community Foundation for assisting in the funding of this important.
Saraza – is the First Serve Intern Supervisor, taking on this role after serving as an intern four years ago. She works for the Akron Public Schools as an interpreter, speaking seven languages and is studying respiratory therapy at Kent State University.
Daniel – is a senior at Revere High School. Daniel is a member of Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Brecksville.
Prabina – is a senior at North High School in Health and Human Resource Academy. She is a member of the Nepali Community.
Jeremiah – is a senior at Hudson High School. This is his third summer as a First Serve Intern. He is a member of First Congregational Church of Hudson.
Chandra is a senior at North High School in the Health and Human Resources Academy. This is her second summer as a First Serve Intern. She is a member of the Nepali Community.
Lillian is a junior at Hudson High School. This is her second summer as a First Serve Intern. Lillian is a member of First Congregational Church of Hudson.
Patrick – is a junior at North High School in the Global Technology Academy. He is a member of the Cambodian Community.
Liv – is a junior at Streetsboro High School. She is a member of First Congregational Church of Hudson.
Sifa – is a junior at North High School in the Biomedical Science Academy. She is a member of the African Community.
Luke – is a junior at Hudson High School. He is a member of Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.
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Gaga Pit Installed at Saint Anthonys School
On Thursday, May 18th First Serve volunteers installed a gaga pit at Saint Anthony’s School in North Hill. This was a cooperative effort between First Serve and Fully Equipped (FullyEquipped is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Akron, partnering with underfunded local schools to equip kids for school, sports, and life.) Students at St. Anthony’s School enjoyed playing in the gaga pit during its annual field day! Special thanks to Connor Filkins and Paul Stoehr, from First Congregational Church in Hudson, for heading up this project. First Serve is looking forward to St. Anthony’s School being a new community partner.
First Serve Intern
Congratulations to Katie Babitsky who received the Jim Buxton First Serve Scholarship on May 16th. Katie was a First Serve Intern during the Summer of 2022. In addition to actively participating in service projects throughout the summer, Katie planned, organized, and carried out a project for the North High Cheerleaders and Hudson Cheerleaders to pack school supply backpacks for North High School Students. Katie will be attending Miami University in the Fall studying elementary education.
North High School Teacher Grants Awarded:
First Serve is pleased to announce that it received 33 grant requests from teachers and staff at North High School. Thanks to the generous donations from First Serve Volunteers and First Congregational Church of Hudson’s Christmas Eve offering we were able to award 15 grants this year. These grants included a variety of items to support academic and extracurricular activities.