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Saturday 5:30 PM - Monday 8:00 PM EDT
JOIN US for a night on the waterfront Cocktails & Light Fare The District Wharf Rooftop Penthouse and Terrace 1000 Maine Avenue SW Washington, DC 20024
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BroadFutures' mission is to celebrate neurodiversity by creating access, cultivating skills and revolutionizing the workplace for all, through an innovative training, mentoring and paid internship program.
Since our incorporation in 2013, we have served close to 270 young people directly and hundreds more through our community outreach. We have partnered with over 60 employers, working side by side with them to ensure successful internships.
We are expanding our programs, serving more young people and employers, and developing new pilot programs. We are also hiring staff to increase our capacity, and, as always, ensuring we have a growing amount of funds to ensure our programs are accessible for ALL.
The InterContinental Hotel is a long time employer partner with BroadFutures. We have placed interns at both the InterContinental-The Wharf, as part of our partnership with the DC Wharf, and at The InterContinental -The Willard. Through our partnership the InterContinental has hosted 16 interns and this year hired one of our winter interns full time! BroadFutures values its partnership with The InterContinental Hotel and celebrates their ongoing commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu (she/they) is an educator, writer, public speaker, parent, and global advocate. A proactive, resourceful professional and disabled woman of color in a multicultural, neurodiverse, serodifferent family, Morénike, who is American-born to immigrant parents, possesses undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Relations and Education. She is passionate about human rights, justice, and inclusion. She is involved in various social justice advocacy endeavors including HIV awareness, learning via technology, research, gender, disability, and racial equity and other issues. A prolific writer, Morénike has written for and/or been featured in numerous blogs, abstracts, magazines, books, and other platforms, often drawing from her personal experiences as a late-diagnosed Autistic adult woman, a person of color, an Autistic parent of Autistic and non-Autistic children, and a survivor of intimate partner violence. She is also involved in several projects in addition to her advocacy and writing, including research and consulting. Her executive experience includes board membership of a number of national research, disability, advocacy, and family service organizations, chairperson of both a large HRSA-funded local planning body and an international NIH-funded community research network, and leadership roles within various entities in addition to her role as a Humanities Scholar at Rice University.