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.
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.