John Camara ’19 recently had a rewarding internship experience with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), a nationally recognized advocacy organization dedicated to promoting economic justice.
At LAANE, Camara served as a development intern, conducting research on potential donors, strategic partners, markets and industries to aid LAANE in its mission to build a new Los Angeles economy based on good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment.
“I learned successful strategies in furthering social movements, such as the importance of building coalitions and the high potential cost of social change at the local level,” Camara says.
Camara received the internship opportunity through the Posse Foundation, one of the most successful college access and youth leadership development programs in the country.
In addition to his responsibilities as a Posse Scholar, Camara is an international relations and economics double major, and is active with the Asian Student Union and HWS Debate team. He also serves as secretary for Hobart Student Government.
HWS began its affiliation with the Posse Foundation in 2012. Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential and extends these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year leadership scholarships.