NEW YORK, N.Y., July 20, 2006 — Participants in the prestigious Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Internship Program attended a reception held at New York Life Insurance Company on Friday, July 14, 2006. At the reception the interns were given the opportunity to ask a panel of young African-American executives from New York Life questions about their personal and work-related achievements. Seven of this year’s 43 selected interns are pictured with a New York Life executive officer and a representative from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Pictured (Top row from left to right): Lauren Weaver, from Shaker Heights, Ohio; Keren Johnson, from Los Angeles, California; Gregory D. Tyson, senior vice president, New York Life Insurance Company; and, Quincy Collins, from Uniontown, Alabama. Bottom row, left to right: Evie Hightower, from Atlanta, Georgia; Chanel Griffith, from Jamaica, New York; Kristen Williams, from Memphis, Tennessee; Lynn Jennings, internship program manager of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.; and Lauren Underwood, from Naperville, Illinois.
The summer program allows talented undergraduate students to work on Capitol Hill with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Ms. Weaver is interning for Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-11-OH); Ms. Johnson is interning for Rep. Charles Rangel (D-15-NY); Mr. Collins is interning for Rep. Artur Davis (D-7-AL); Ms. Hightower is interning for Rep. John Lewis (D-5-GA); Ms. Chanel Griffith is interning for Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-6-NY); Ms. Williams is interning for Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-9-TN); and Ms. Underwood is interning for Senator Barack Obama (D-IL).
This is the sixth year the program has been funded in part by a grant from the New York Life Foundation. The New York Life Foundation is the major vehicle through which New York Life Insurance Company channels contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations. Through its Nurturing the Children initiative, the Foundation supports organizations, programs and services that target young people, particularly in the areas of mentoring, safe places to learn and grow, and educational enhancement opportunities. Please visit the Foundation’s Web site at www.newyorklifefoundation.org.
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