Stressful, but very humbling
Servant Leader Intern (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – January 5, 2018
I worked for Lincoln, but I worked under their summer program Freedom School. A typical day at Freedom School consists of
morning gatherings (Harambee), teaching a integrated reading curriculum to a class of 15-20 scholars 4 days a week, serving as a leader for afternoon STEAM activities and other special events and chaperone field trips, maintaining health and safety standards and accurate records, relating to attendance, assessment, and first aid, and being able to set-up, maintain and breakdown classroom space. I learned a lot about children and the importance of reading. I would say that there was a lack of management due to the limited time and space that was provided across all sites. The workplace culture was okay for the most part, but there were difficult times. I would say the hardest part of the job would have to be the limited training you have to do in very little time. It's just a a lot of information to consume all at once. But the most enjoyable part of the job is the children. You just come across so many children with very big hearts who are willing to learn from you.
Free lunches, Free books
Training and Lack of Management