Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Samantha Rivera

Samantha Rivera
Advocacy and Social Change

Madonna House provides safe shelter, food, and support services for mothers and their children to create an avenue towards self-sufficiency. Through this internship program, I serve as a resource for staff and residents as well as the liaison between Madonna House and other community organizations. This entails preparation for holiday donations, working with the case manage to allocate resources, and developing interactive youth programs among other responsibilities. My goal is to strengthen my community outreach, program facilitation, and communication skills. This will allow me to support the residents in becoming their own empowered self-advocates.