ReCity is delighted to have two amazing interns join our team this fall, Kendall Bradley & Tayler Miller! This semester, Kendall and Tayler have contributed to two ReCity events, helped support facility and operational upgrades, and built relationships with our community partners. As a community, we are looking forward to their efforts and growth. In their own words, here’s a little bit about them.
My name is Kendall Bradley and I will be interning with ReCity through December 2018. I am a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Heels!) with a double major in Human Development & Family Studies and Community & Nonprofit Leadership.
At Carolina, I am involved with a campus ministry called Cru as a Bible study leader and intern, and I am a member of UNC’s chapter of International Justice Mission. I also give campus tours to prospective students and their families, and I work for Carolina Housing as an Office Assistant. I’m excited to be starting work as a substitute teacher for Chapel Hill and Carrboro City Schools in the coming weeks as well!
I am a proud Midwesterner, born and raised just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I promise I will be thrilled to hear about any connection whatsoever that you have to the Land of 10,000 Lakes! Some of my favorite things besides my home include camp, chocolate, Carolina basketball, board games, plants, Chick-fil-a sauce, road trips, and good conversation.
I heard about ReCity through my friend Brittany who interned here last spring. I was immediately intrigued by ReCity’s quest to maximize impact by supporting community leaders and organizations in the work they are already doing. In addition to my passions for justice, education, and collaboration, I believe deeply that the things people already have in their hands are of value, and I am humbled to be surrounded by so many organizations who approach clients first with dignity and care rather than with an agenda.
I’m really excited to be part of the ReCity team and to meet so many people who are invested in doing meaningful work in Durham. Please introduce yourself if you see me around, and let me know if there’s any way I can be useful to you! Looking forward to meeting you all!
My name is Tayler Miller, I will be interning with ReCity for the 2018 fall semester. I attend North Carolina Central University, I am a Business Marketing senior and I will be graduating May 2019. After graduating from NCCU, I plan to further my education and get my MBA at UNC Charlotte. I plan to become a digital marketing manager in the future for a large corporation. I am originally from Harlem, NY born and raised and I am my own self-taught artist. I own a customized clothing business called Tay Gang Kustomz, I specialize in jackets, distressing and sneakers. Additionally, I enjoy painting on canvas.
One part that stood out from ReCity’s mission statement was, “shared space and shared impact—that’s the power of ReCity Network. I realized this is where I wanted to become an intern because there aren’t many platforms where multiple organizations collaborate and collectively reach their goals. I knew through being a business owner and a dreamer that I could get a lot from my experience at ReCity.
Coming from Harlem, NY I have things happen in my community that I wanted to change but I didn’t know how to turn my frustration into possibilities. I have always had an interest in starting my own non-profit organization and giving back to the community. My mother has always been my inspiration, she teaches in the New York City public school system. I’ve seen her buy school supplies and clothing for her students because their families couldn’t afford to. Being part of the ReCity community has given me inspiration and an idea for a safe haven for students. Specifically, one where students and parents can work and have computer access for free.
I’d like to see the ReCity model recreated not only Harlem but in Washington Heights, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. I am honored to have the opportunity to learn from diverse people and impact my communities in Durham and Harlem. I am very proud to join the ReCity community.