My name is Andrew Nauer, and this summer I’ll be working as St. Anthony’s Communications and Outreach Intern.
Volunteerism and working toward social justice were somewhat foreign to me before coming to St. Anthony’s. I remember visiting the old Dining Room my sophomore year of high school at De la Salle for the immersion program. I served food to the guests, conversed with some of the surrounding community, washed dishes, and then I suddenly was on my way home. I had only gotten a taste of the St. Anthony’s experience and what their foundation is all about. I have come to understand that this place goes beyond the free meal to an individual in need, and that’s what inspired me to take this internship.
I began volunteering several months ago when my mom had been offered a position at St. Anthony’s. My desire to help the Tenderloin district and the San Francisco community as a whole led me here. I am very interested in experiencing all that the St. Anthony Foundation has to offer in order to better understand what area of the social justice field I want to pursue a career in.
My personal goals for this internship include gaining a stronger understanding of the causes and effects of the poverty issues that the Tenderloin experiences, and exploring the different possibilities for future career in the social justice field. Furthermore, I plan on doing my best to help people on the outside understand what goes on at St. Anthony’s through Facebook, Twitter, and other popular foms of social media. I am very excited for all that St. Anthony’s has to offer the community and I look forward to begin sharing that with others.