High school students taking part in the 2019 Richardson Mayor’s Summer Internship Program (RMSIP) spent today learning about the importance of community service while working at Network of Community Ministries. Their activities included sorting food donations, stocking Network’s Food Pantry shelves and sorting clothing donations for the Clothes Closet. The students also enjoyed a pizza lunch, where Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker, RISD Deputy Superintendent Tabitha Branum and RISD Trustee Kim Caston spoke briefly about the importance of volunteering and learned about the students’ work experiences in the program.

This is the second year for the RMSIP, which has included a community service day each year. The Program is open to incoming high school seniors and provides eight weeks of paid employment at area businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. The students are chosen for the program after participating in workforce readiness training, a job fair and interviews in the spring.

For more information, visit www.rmsip.org.