Category Archives: Internship

Asya completes her senior project at the re!

Asya Milton completed her senior project by volunteering for three weeks here at The Resource Exchange. Asya is graduating cum laude from Germantown Academy this June and will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall.  My Time at The Resource Exchange by Asya Milton One of my graduation requirements was to complete a “senior project” at the end of the school year. For this project some of my peers chose to do things such as shadowing doctors or traveling, but I knew I wanted to come back to The Resource Exchange. The project requires you to do something outside of … Continue reading

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Youku Kasselie: The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

For the last six weeks, we had the privilege of hosting Youku Kasselie a Fellow from Liberia, through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative.  Youku Kasselie is a teacher who is passionate about life, and thereby works to engage communities in waste reduction by transforming materials such as plastic bottles and other materials into crafts. Youku is an entrepreneur, teacher, and social activist. She recently started Creative Arts Enterprises – an organization that transforms garbage into jewelry, accessories and other fashion items. She has collaborated with the Coca-Cola bottling … Continue reading

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“Whaddya think this thing is?!” The story of sorting it all out.

Vintage furniture pieces, unique items from major motion pictures, large quantities of lumber, beautiful stage curtains–the range of materials we save here at the re is broad. It’s our mission to not only divert these materials from landfill, but to also help find new uses and homes for them, and to share these reuse stories with our supporters. We often share the biggest, weirdest, and coolest donations that come through our roll door. While many of our donations are exciting, there are other materials we save that are equally as important, but may not be quite as glamorous to share. … Continue reading

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