Kathleen Johnson CPP Intern’11

Binder #: 6
Passion: Youth, Racial Justice
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters, State Farm


Project Summary: I was placed in the Multicultural Business Development Group at State Farm and Big Brothers Big Sisters in the community. In MBDG I analyzed the 2010 census Census looking for growth trends and leading indicators among the three major multicultural segments: African-American, Asian, and Hispanic, and what business implications that growth had on State Farm. At Big Brothers Big Sisters I worked on increasing the organization’s outreach to the Hispanic population in Bloomington-Normal, trying to recruit more volunteers to be mentors, and finding a new intern with Spanish skills who could tke over my endeavors in the fall and spring. At Big Brothers Big Sisters I was in the process of trying to launch a sustainable Lunch & Learn curriculum that would inspire people to become “Bigs” and fulfill one of my project goals.