Kaelyn Swartout

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Company/Organization: Martha's House of Hope
Company/Organization website: http://www.marthashouseofhope.org
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Spring
Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu


Assist the Executive Director with a wide range of tasks ranging from administration duties, to donation collection/organization, to hands on work with the residents. I have been able to gain experience from attending Board Meetings, getting information out into the community and working with residents.


The greatest accomplishment that I have experienced is the ability to make a difference in the life of the residents. The residents feel comfortable approaching me for help regarding any area of their life. I can see the difference I am making through the resident's successes.

What advice would you give?

Put yourself out there and make the most of this experience. It's a hands on experience that will prepare you for life after college in whatever career you end up in.

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