It was a good experience to learn how the secretary field works. my co- workers were really friendly and helpful. I learned that being a secretary is hard work and people rely on you a lot. The hardest part of the job would had to be when I was by myself on my I got overwhelmed because I was the only one dealing with people and trying to be as helpful as I could . The most enjoyable part of the job was helping the parents with any questions and giving my best to them and my co- workers
Urban Alliance Intern (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – February 20, 2017
A typical day I work would be me sitting at the front desk, greeting clients and youth. I learned that confidentiality is the most important thing because the floor I worked on was the health and wellness department and we had important information. The workplace environment is very friendly and relaxed. The hardest part of the job was shipping out the samples of urination because one small error could mess everything up. The most enjoyable part of the job was the friendly environment.
House Supervisor- Teen Bridge Program (Former Employee) – Washington, D.C. – February 21, 2014
I would not recommend this organization to anyone. The social services department is very disorganized and they do not offer enough support or training for their staff. There is high turnover in this organization and the program (Teen Bridge) due to these reasons. It is also a very unprofessional place with a lot of obvious favoritism to certain staff from the administration. Do not join this organization-YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!!!
Tutor (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 22, 2014
A typical day at work was sometimes laid-back, sometimes extremely busy depending on the task at hand. I learned how to teach another person in a way that anyone could understand, work together with co-workers, develop lesson plans, and being business savy. My bosses were very loving and caring people. My bosses never had a problem with helping me acquire the skilles needed to be great at my assignments. The hardest part of was finding a to teach and grab the student's attention at the same time. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know and love the team that I worked with, as well as developing relationships with the kids....giving back to the community.
The Latin American Center is a recreational building for youth. It's full of actives for them to do to stay out of trouble and it has been a good experience these last years working with them. It's summer jobs so it's just a temporary job but can be compared to as summer camp for the youth. We started off the day with youth eating breakfast then break off into the different tracks that the kids signed up for (e.g. photography, mural design, video production) and have a short break midday for lunch. Then after lunch the kids return back to their groups. Once a week the staff would gather at the end to talk about progress and how to display the children's work but during that short time there would be many disagreements and no compromise. There were several times where the staff workers were late or took days off which made things go slow because there was only a few staff members and everyone was assigned to a duty.
free lunches, free breakfasts, breaks, exhibits, fun environment
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Maryland – August 5, 2015
Not the most organized agency, challenging to get ideas to be executed, the population is great which helps a lot because the kids appreciate the help. Unfortunately the program is not set up too well and is challenging to provide effective services
Outreach Worker (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 20, 2013
Instant gratification. Had the opportunity to help other improve their life-style. Learned a great deal from assisting at risk youth. Management was very involved with employees. This was a grant position--grant was not renewed.
Hall Monitor (Former Employee) – Washington DC – February 22, 2012
Why I say its very funny because I was a Hall Monitor with LAYC. Something I never thought I wood be because I didn't like the hall monitors when I was young. But the kids wanted to go to class, very respectful an I enjoyed every minute of it.
Peer Educator/Temporary Secretary (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 24, 2012
answer phones , take messages, planned events for lgbtq students, educated the youth on sexually health. i can defently say that i learn new things everyday, it's calleneging at times but i push threw everytime.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 19, 2014
I did this as a requirement for me to graduate from high school. i was to complete 100 hours of communite service hours. I would get in to work 1- 4:00 pm. It was very fun and i got to meet so many great people.