The Marshall Project is a project that brings together the local community, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Government to provide opportunities for students to learn and work in STEM fields.
The Marshall project aims to help young people take on new challenges, from entrepreneurship to social entrepreneurship, by providing a safe and supportive learning environment and opportunities for those in need.
Students are paired with a mentor who is responsible for mentoring students who are struggling with career goals.
The mentors mentor students through projects, such as the art project.
The project also provides opportunities for participants to get involved in social ventures, such a food bank or art exhibit.
“The goal is to bring together the community and the Government and the students and the community,” said Valerie Smith, executive director of the Marshall project.
“It’s a very simple idea.
We’re trying to build a bridge of trust, which is something that’s very difficult to do in this day and age.”
Smith said the project has helped a number of students who have struggled with career options, like her, as well as those who have pursued them and succeeded.
“We’ve seen kids go from not being able to get a job to getting jobs,” she said.
“I think it’s really a bridge to help people who are still in a bad place to get their lives back on track.”
The Marshall is one of a number similar projects in the District, which includes the U-M-Arts project, the St. Vincent De Paul-Vermont Art Project and the Project for the Advancement of the Arts.
Smith said these projects have helped her students who were at risk for dropping out of school, find mentors and develop their social skills.
“Our hope is to give these kids the skills and skills they need to get out of poverty, because if they don’t get out there, they’re not going to be able to have a future in this world,” she explained.