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Internship Opportunity at Fashion Denver

Fashion Denver InternshipsWe are currently seeking a late fall / early spring intern! This position is for school credit / experience.

Application at the bottom of this page.

Marketing, public relations, and social media:

The internship will focus on Fashion Denver events as well as working with other fashion businesses around the community.

From writing press releases to event planning production, to small business marketing campaigns and social media strategy, this internship will leave the student with tons of small business experience as well as connections in the fashion and creativity industry in Denver.

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Companies needing interns

To my fellow fashion businesses (designers, stylists, salons and boutiques). Check out this amazing internship opportunity that Goodwill is providing this summer!


Greetings,

Goodwill Industries and the City and County of Denver are excited to collaborate on this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and we would love to partner with you Center to host a youth intern or employee. 

What do we need from you?
We are seeking employers in the public and private sectors to host youth employees or interns aged 16-21. These youth employees can fill open positions within your organization, or you can create an intern or job position for them. Summer Youth Employment Program will pay for each youth to work a maximum of 120 hours at minimum wage ($9.30/hr). You give them the job, we pay them the wages!

Once a youth is designated to your organization you can work directly with them on their schedule. 120 hours of work between the dates of June 12, 2017 and August 16, 2017 are required, but you can break that up in the best way that works for you and your employee(s). Please arrange for students to know their schedule at least seven days in advance. Each youth will have an assigned job coach to provide support and encouragement to you and your SYEP employee. We will ask that you submit the youth’s schedule, time worked, and feedback on their job performance to the job coach, as well as allow job site visits by the coach. Processes will be put into place to make this as streamlined and efficient as possible.

What you gain from a summer youth employee?

*Maximum of 120 hours with a youth intern/employee who is paid (min. wage) by SYEP.

*An intern/employee who has demonstrated job readiness knowledge and skills.

*A job coach assigned to your SYEP employee to provide support and encouragement.

*An opportunity to hire the youth after their 120 SYEP hours.

*Changing the life of a young person who has barriers to employment.

Next Steps

If you wish to move forward with requesting a Summer Youth Employee please complete the attached SYEP Employer Application and return to ewalters@goodwilldenver.org  no later than May 12th, 2017.

Once completed, an SYEP Manager will contact you by May 19 with further instructions.

Don’t hesitate, space is limited! 

FAQ’s

Lunch and Breaks – Per the Colorado Minimum Wage Order “employees shall be entitled to an uninterrupted and ‘duty free’ meal period of at least a thirty minute duration when the scheduled work shift exceeds five consecutive hours of work” as well as “a compensated ten-minute rest period for each four hours or major fractions thereof shall be permitted for all employees.” If food is served onsite at your organization, please let us know if lunch is provided for the student (this is not required).

After SYEP

Once a student has worked 120 hours, they have completed the SYEP program. If you have the capacity to hire the student and wish to do based on their performance after they complete SYEP, you are more than welcome to do so.

Background Checks

All SYEP Employers are required to complete and pass a background check. Verification can be provided by your organization if background checks are already completed as a condition of employment. If your organization does not run background checks, SYEP will ask for employers to complete a background check release form.

Scheduling

Students will be ready to begin work on June 12th, 2017 and need to work their 120 hours before August 16, 2017. You can work with the student to schedule their hours in whatever way works best for you both.

 Please direct all other inquiries to Elizabeth “Bethie” Walter

Chloe Groom Joins The Team (that’s me!)

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Greetings! I’m Chloe Marion Groom (yes like a Bride and a Groom)

I was born in Redwood City, California but home is in Aspen, Colorado.  I am currently in my last quarter of college at the University of Denver pursuing my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and Marketing.

The next thing you may be wondering is what my plans are for after graduation. Well that’s a great question and I’ve actually been wondering the same exact thing lately. What I do know is that I’ve never taken a traditional path in life. I took a year off after high school to do community service in the South Pacific for the first half of the year and later took a backpacking trip in Europe. I did my first year of college in New York City and ended up transferring to DU in the fall of 2013.

Apart from loving the outdoors, my dog Nigel, my friends and family, and the occasional Moscow Mule, I love fashion and here’s why: Straight from one of my favorite songs by Theophilus London I Stand Alone, and if you’ve heard this song before please sing it out loud right now: “The clothes don’t make the man, it’s the man that makes the clothes” this just says so much about fashion.  One of my many goals as Fashion Denver’s marketing/PR  intern is to not only join designers and fashion lovers together but to show the people of Denver why and how fashion is so much more than just clothes on a body, but rather a form of self-expression that can always bridge a gap between people. I want to explore the fashion world and meet the people that truly make the clothes that we fashion peeps love and have a kick ass time doing it!

 

Journey into Olivia’s World

Pale white tiles guide you through the entrance. Windows enclose around you, bathing your soul with raw sunlight, and a smooth hum of music vibrates your body. Finally, a seat is found as you adjust yourself in this home- like environment, with a hand wrapped around the glass mug of coffee.

I only saw this place as home, my home. Not  as a business, not as a public space for people with unfamiliar faces to meet and sip coffee together, not as my mother’s coffee shop. This area was me.

mljWe called our home the Gypsy House Cafe. After a year long journey to France, London, and my native land, Lebanon, my mother and her twin set action into making their dream into a reality. We were unsure of the location, but there were no amount of challenges that could shoot us down. I was six years old when the place was finished and ready for me to take on the world, while gaining and giving inspiration.

It was this very place, where I received the opportunity to meet a woman I would grow up admiring, and dreaming to work with. Her petite figure, cheerful personality, and wildly creative fashion sense were things that caught my attention immediately. Her name was just as unique; Brandi Shigley. I was eight years old at the time; her bright charisma and energetic communication was something that seemed familiar.

As a kid I had always thought of myself to be shy, until I felt comfortable enough, then that whole shy act flew out the window. It was hard for me to discover a way to break out of my tough shell I often hid behind, due to fear of rejection. But I grew, observed, and learned from people like Brandi Shigley. Watching her come in three or four times a week started to create a spark in me. She was one person I distinctly remember where  conversation was lucid and easy for me to continue on. I looked up to this woman because she was everything I ever dreamed of myself to be.

PicsArt_1435607872512Since that moment, I followed everything Brandi created, designed, hosted, etc… She was like a guiding reflection for me! As time grew, Brandi began to impact me more and more each year. Now we’ve reached ten years of our soul- sistah relationship, and I have finally broken out of my shell. I was granted the opportunity to intern for one person who has inspired me to break free of my own chains.

Being 18, I am starting to realize life is a giant piece of wet clay. With everything we learn, it becomes another indent, curve, whole, lump, etc.. into what the sculpture will look like in the end.

10551071_461729470631142_4977107806170563016_nSociety projects this image of becoming an  “adult” as soon as you turn 18. Your responsibility is to the next future steps in this world, living independently, knowing who you are, and what your destined goal is supposed to be for the REST of your life. Well, I am 18. So far, the only things I know are my name, Olivia Symone, I am a Taurus, I am going to Metro State,  January of 2016, I work at California Pizza Kitchen and I am doing this Internship with Brandi because I love to write and working with anything fashion.

My sculpture sort of looks like a pile of curves and bumps. But I love it. Your age does not define your position in life, you define it. I am comfortable with things I know, things I’m learning, and things I have no idea about. I am not a projector, shining this pre- planed lifestyle on a giant screen for everyone to see. I am just me, living and learning to the rhythm I create for myself.

How Do You Do?

Hello Fashion Denver!

To start off, my name is Alyssa Noguchi and I am extremely excited to announce that I will be Fashion Denver’s spring intern!

A little background about me:

I am twenty-two years of age and was born and raised in Denver. Currently, I am a senior at Colorado State University studying apparel merchandising. I have always loved fashion, when I was little I would always play dress up; even now I still love to “play” dress up. But I didn’t always have my sights set on a career in fashion.994665_10202566092541837_1146752757_n For a good 16 years of my life, I was a dancer. I went to an arts high school, took dance classes every day after school and attended California Institute of the Arts for a semester to try to pursue a career in dance. I would live and breathe dance, it was all I knew for 16 years, until one day I realized that dance was becoming something that I felt that I had to do instead of something that I had a passion of doing. So, I made one of the best decisions of my life: to quit dance and go to school a little closer to home.

I am now at a school that I love, studying some10634079_10205439348131431_3626750693180227068_othing that I truly am passionate about and excited to constantly learn more about. Without knowing it, fashion has always been a constant in my life, I was always styling outfits for dance pieces and I would always doodle design sketches in my free time. Fashion may be a constant in my life, but my personal style is always changing. Dance was a way I used to express myself, but now fashion has become a source for my self-expression, which is why my style is constantly changing.

I have always had a dream of owning my own successful business, and hopefully that dream can turn into a reality. I actually grew up around my family’s business, my whole life has been summer’s of working at the store and getting a behind the scenes look of the hard work it takes to run a small business. Because of my family and their business, I have learned to work hard and not to give up on dreams, however big they might seem.

I am thrilled to spend my last semester with Fashion Denver and to be able to have the opportunity to learn more alongside Brandi. I have great hopes for this spring and can’t wait to learn more and grow through this experience!