Dillon's Story; 4-Years Working at MAP

By Dillon Hill

My name is Dillon Hill.  I’m going to tell you my story about working at MAP, because I’ve never written down what I’ve done while I’ve been here.  I am an eighteen year old senior at Fredrick Law Olmsted.  I have worked at the Massachusetts Avenue Project since I was fourteen, so that’s roughly four years now.  MAP was my first job, and I was employed through the Mayor Summer Internship Program.

From MAP Youth to College Intern: Adriana is Back!

Hi, my name is Adriana and I am an intern at Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP). I graduated from Leonardo DaVinci High School and grew up on the west side of Buffalo. While in high school, I worked for MAP, as a youth employee through the Growing Green Program from 2007 to 2011. While I was in the program, I got introduced to what food insecurity meant and how it was affecting my community. I was also introduced to different forms of oppression and the topic of social justice. All of the information that I learned at MAP about advocating for change and fighting for equality and social justice drew me to picking social work as a major. Another reason that I choose to study social work was because I want to help people. I know how difficult it can be to be disadvantaged so it seemed like the best career path for me. I recently graduated this May from Niagara University and I received a degree in Social Work. In order to graduate I needed to complete an internship in my field. This opportunity led me back to the Massachusetts Avenue Project.