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Two interns to work on social justice projects with Geneva nonprofit

GENEVA – Two Adler University students have chosen to do their social justice practicum in partnership with do-over.me working on community projects, the nonprofit announced in a news release.

Laura Esposito of Hoffman Estates will work on Faces of the Fox, and Brandon Strickland of Bartlett will work on Guiding Lights, the release stated.

Faces of the Fox is an interactive community art installation that showcases the diversity that is present in the Fox River Valley, the release stated.

Faces of the Fox will invite the widest possible range of people representing as many different variations on the human spirit as possible. This includes but is not limited to diversity among people racially, ethnically, educationally, economically, religiously, mentally, physically, emotionally, sexually and in their gender identification, the release stated.

This show will be mounted in a Fox River town next summer, the release stated.

A graduate of St. Charles North High School, Esposito is a first-year student at Adler University majoring in clinical mental health counseling, the release stated.

Guiding Lights is an internal do-over.me program that creates and supports partnerships between members and friends, the release stated.

Members of do-over.me receive a “friend, mentor and advocate” who will partner with staff to provide an additional point of ongoing connection, the release stated.

Members who request this support will find someone who can listen, provide encouragement, brainstorm ideas and solutions and deliver practical help with difficult challenges, the release stated.

Adler University in Chicago is dedicated to graduating practitioners who will lead social change and create a more just society, through degree programs, training and community engagement focused on socially responsible practice, the release stated.

Cynthia K. Wade founded do-over.me in 2014 as a nonprofit that helps people, the release stated.

People age 16 and older are welcome to join and learn about making a difference in their community, the release stated.

More information is available by visiting www.do-over.me.

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