We are excited to have FOUR interns at KCB this summer! They'll each introduce themselves on this blog, starting with Kara. Feel free to contact our office if you're interested in helping with the projects that they are working on.
Hey Everyone! My name is Kara Zondervan. I just finished my third year at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I look forward to being a senior next year. Currently, I am in the Nursing program there and have loved being a part of it. This past year I had hands on training (clinicals) in Mental Health, Pediatrics, OB (Mother/Baby), and the Community. This summer I applied to be an intern at Kingdom Causes Bellflower and I am happy to be a part of their mission. My objective for this internship is to gain experience working in a non-profit, community development organization, and more specifically, to use health and medical related skills to benefit Kingdom Causes and the surrounding community. Some of my goals include discovering health needs of Bellflower residents, researching health clinics in the area to determine availability to residents in the area, seeing if Kingdom Causes can offer health care support (depending on the needs), and compiling a list of willing professional volunteers to provide services. As of right now, my hope is to get involved and talk to residents to figure out ways to accommodate their health needs. Some possibilities would be starting nutrition, exercise, or cooking classes, as well as setting up a consistent accessible health/screening program. I look forward to this challenging summer and know that through God and the support of those at Kingdom Causes and the Bellflower Community I can find a way to help.