Rising Stars Youth Foundation receives dozens of applicants for its intern position each year. According to Paul Savramis, many of these young men and women looking to volunteer or their time are highly qualified. However, one applicant, Izzy DeFrancesco, really stood out.
Q: Who is Izzy DeFrancesco?
Paul Savramis: Izzy is a student at the University of Delaware College. She is pursuing a bachelors of arts, and her majors are in Women’s Studies and Communications. On paper, DeFrancesco has an impeccable set of credentials, including being a Dean’s List scholar with a 4.0 GPA. While these accolades caught everyone’s attention, it was this young woman’s personality that really stood out.
Q: What makes DeFrancesco such a strong candidate and good intern?
Paul Savramis: Her vibrance and energy. She has a zest for life, and she is not afraid to attack problems with a smile. One thing that truly stands out is her creativity and ability to breathe new life into everything we’ve thrown at her.
Q: What is her experience?
Paul Savramis: Aside from being an adept scholar, she also has a nurturing personality, and worked in childcare for many years. It is her ability to bond with people in the community of all ages and economic backgrounds that makes her such a perfect fit for the Rising Star’s family.
Q: What will she get out of her experience with Rising Stars Youth Foundation?
Paul Savramis: Izzy’s ultimate goal is to work in the nonprofit sector. Having an opportunity to get on the ground floor with an organization that is already making such a huge impact in the world is a wonderful opportunity for this young woman. For us, it is a win/win situation. We get her enthusiasm, vibrance, and fresh perspective, and she gets to learn from both our student-athletes and the coaches who have dedicated their lives to making New York City a better place to live for everyone.