Bill and I didn’t just raise our children in New York – we raised our children with New York. Chiara and Dante are city kids through and through, and many of the traits that make them wonderful young adults can be traced back to their fellow New Yorkers – their teachers, coaches, neighbors and friends.
Dante and Chiara have both made an effort to give back to the city that has given them so much. They have volunteered at food kitchens, served holiday dinners to hungry New Yorkers, and distributed toys to children. And this week, both of them are beginning month-long, unpaid internships with the City of New York.
Chiara will be working with the Office to Combat Domestic Violence. She is passionate about working directly with people and this is a great chance for her to get involved with an important issue at the grassroots level. Her duties will focus on the Healthy Relationship Training Academy and working with the Outreach Team to reach women in need. Chiara is excited to begin helping others, especially young women, reclaim their lives. And I’m excited that she’ll be working with Commissioner Rose Pierre-Louis, who has been a vocal advocate for survivors of domestic violence for more than 25 years.
Dante will be interning for Dominic Williams in the First Deputy Mayor’s Office, where he will help out with various research projects, compile information, and organize files – typical intern stuff. Dom and Dante share a love for philosophy, politics and debate, and I know Dante will make a great addition to the team.
Both internships are fantastic opportunities for Chiara and Dante to give back and grow through service.
Bill and I are looking forward to a month of spirited conversations about what we can do as a family to help create an even better New York.