Leader in Training

Dave Schwab

Fri July 29, 2016 10:56am

Elena Hoffman

A Chula Vistan was among five San Diego student leaders on their way to join 200 others in Washington, D.C. for a Student Leadership Summit in mid-July.
 High Tech High alum Elena Hoffman is going to the University of Pennsylvania. But before she set foot on campus she made a pit stop in the nation’s capital.
Hoffman and other young adults were participated in Community HousingWorks (CHW), a nonprofit that builds and owns affordable apartment communities in California and provides programs to support resident success, including families. 
The student leaders were to assist CHW›s new e-learning program, helping student residents improve their reading skills, and in enhancing CHW›s after-school program. The student leaders also had the opportunity to shadow CHW staff and learn the ins and outs of working for a nonprofit. 
Following their initial eight-week internships, the students participated in the Washington, D.C. Student Leadership Summit.