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Blog post shared by Bank of America Student Leader and Habitat LA Intern, Neemat Abdusemed:

Neemat photo I am currently a high school student entering my senior year at Hawthorne Math and Science Academy.

I was looking for any internship to occupy my summer and help me attain some work experience. A friend told me about the Bank of America Student Leadership program, stating that her sister did it and had a wonderful experience.

I did some research on the internship and instantly became intrigued. I applied and was overjoyed to receive an acceptance notice. It was exciting to know that Bank of America shared an interest in investing in my future. Being an eight-week paid internship, Bank of America chose my local non-profit organization: Habitat for Humanity for Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA).

As I began my internship, the mission to help low-income, hard working families have hope, the opportunity to live in a home, and be a part of the community immediately appealed to me. With pleasure, I was able to take part in building a Habitat LA home. This gratifying experience made me understand the importance and effectiveness of civic engagement.

Habitat LA has helped me discover a new aspiration; helping those less fortunate. It is an amazing opportunity to be a part of an organization that serves its people by building the fundamentals in a community. I am truly blessed to be a Bank of America intern at my new home – Habitat LA.

 

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About EMC
Erin G. Rank is the President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA), which serves 112 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. Erin has been a valued member of the Habitat for Humanity organization for more than 15 years and remains dedicated to making housing a global priority. She has served on Habitat for Humanity International’s U.S. Council, which oversees policy making for all U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity.