This past spring, several Georgetown University Student Investment Fund (GUSIF) members volunteered at SOME (So Others Might Eat). SOME was founded in 1970 by Father Horace McKenna, a Jesuit priest, as an organization dedicated to feeding the District of Columbia’s homeless population. After several years, SOME expanded from a small soup kitchen into an organization that provides a variety of support and services to D.C.’s poor, including certification and work training through its Center for Employment Training (CET).
In addition to learning one of two new skill sets – medical administration assistant training or building maintenance and service technician training – program participants are taught many of the professional skills college students take for granted; such as interviewing, writing resumes and cover letters, and managing time and projects. Georgetown McDonough students provided SOME CET participants help with these skills, focusing mainly on updating resumes and cover letters.
GUSIF students enjoyed the project and felt they were able make an impact using the professional skills gained in the McDonough School of Business and in GUSIF. The organization looks forward to continuing this service in future semesters.