Hello, I’m Kendra Mullins, a Collective Impact Lincoln community organizer intern with Civic Nebraska this summer. I’m working on a panel discussion on at-risk youth and organizations in Lincoln that are proactive in keeping youth out of incarceration and helping them succeed in school and in life. At Civic Nebraska I work closely with Community Organizer Jose Lemus, whose focus is on University Place Neighborhood.
I’m a student at Nebraska Wesleyan University. My major is social work. I’m not quite sure what area I want to work in yet. Good thing I still have three years to figure it out.
I like to be busy. I am never in my dorm room — or anyplace — too long, except for my classes, of course. I am in two clubs, two committees, have two on-campus jobs, plus the Student Affairs Senate. Luckily, I still find time to volunteer off-campus.
I like poetry. Though, I don’t necessarily read other poets’ poetry, unless I have to for class. I latched onto poetry in seventh grade and it’s such a beautiful form of art and an easy way to express myself. Remember: There is no such thing as wrong poetry.
I am originally from Georgia. I moved to the small town of Elwood, Nebraska, five years ago. The population is fewer than 800, and it’s a small town surrounded by corn and cattle. As much as I disliked it when I moved there, I’ve grown attached to seeing the corn grow over the summer — and I am sad when it’s all gone.
I am glad to have the chance to be an intern here at Civic Nebraska. The people here are friendly. They’re also very dedicated to their work.
So very proud of you, Kendra! Keep doing great things! Keep being great! Not even the sky should limit you!! ❤️
Extremely proud of you..keep up the excellent work…i wish yu the best in all your endeavors..
So very proud of you. Keep reaching for greatness.