May 4, 2006
Summerbridge Breakthrough Alumni Network
In this issue
  • Intern Profile - Tim Ramler
  • Joining Club 12 Supports SBAN Interns
  • Volunteers Needed for IT Team
Dear SBAN Family,

In this issue, SBAN would like to take a moment to recognize the invaluable efforts of one of our dedicated interns Tim Ramler.  His hard work and passion for SBAN has benefited us all in so many different ways.


We sat down with Tim for an intimate interview during which he shared a raw and amazing story of courage and success out of adversity.  His story is truly inspiring and incredibly humbling as he opens up to us about the most challenging periods in his life as well as about the profound ways in which SBAN has touched him.  Tim is the living legend of the fulfillment of SBANs mission to change lives, to inspire growth, and to develop leaders.


Each of us has amazing stories and many of these stories involve our experiences with Summerbridge/Breakthrough.  Next time you hear from us, well take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about our SB sites and experiences.


Thank you again from all of us at SBAN,
Connie Chan
Director of Online Content
Intern Profile - An Interview with Tim Ramler 
Many of us in SBAN have overcome some challenges in life but have felt alone and unable to open up and share our story.  We thank Tim for his exceptional work with SBAN as the SBAN IT intern and for being willing to share his story with us.  We are sure that as you read his story and learn of his determination to overcome incredible odds will inspire you just as his daily presence in our office has inspired us.  Click here to read Tim's story.

Club 12 Supports SBAN Interns
Support for SBAN interns is made possible through Club 12 contributions from members like you.  Please help SBAN continue to reach out to more alumni and develop future leaders by joining Club 12 today.  Click here to join the Club!  Remember to click the "Club 12: Join Now" link to take advantage of our easy and secure online giving option!

 Barry Peterson
 Director of Individual Giving
Volunteers Needed for IT Team

Did Tim's story motivate you to take action and get more involved with SBAN?  We hope so!  As a volunteer run organization, we are constantly looking for more talented individuals to enhance what we do.  As an Information Technology Intern, Tim works closely with volunteers Roger Deane (Online Tool Developer) and Jeremy Outman (Web Design Intern) and Board member Janieasha Freelove-Sewell (Director of Online Communities) to develop new ways to integrate online tools into a cohesive system.  Our IT team makes these weekly e-newsletters and the SBAN website  
Featured Opportunity of the Week

Science Mentor Positions at Summerbridge Cambridge
City YearDates: June 19 - August 18, 2006, part-time
Compensation: to be discussed
Application Deadline: Friday, May 26

Help train the next generation of teachers! Summerbridge Cambridge, a
Breakthrough Program (SBC) is an academic enrichment program that pairs
motivated, diverse middle school students from the Cambridge Public
Schools with high-performing high school and college-aged teachers. Mentor
Teachers offer training and support throughout the course of our intensive
summer program, playing an instrumental role in the success of our
"Students Teaching Students" model.

SBC is currently accepting applications for Science Mentor Teachers with
professional K-12 teaching experience in a science classroom or other
educational setting. For a complete job description and application,
please visit the "Jobs" section at Feel
free to contact Andy Shin, Program Director, with any questions, at (617) 349-6647 or

Quick Links

City Year

Women's Tech Program at M.I.T.
The Women's Technology Program at MIT is a 4-week summer residence program to introduce high school girls to electrical engineering and computer science.

City Year

Oprah Magazine Internship
"O" The Oprah Magazine is looking to hire fall interns in the Fashion and Style Departments.


Click Here to log in and view more information on these and other opportunities available to SBAN members.

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