Local Start-Up Ohanga™ Inc. Seeks Interns

CITY, RHODE ISLAND USA—Ohanga™ Inc. (www.ohanga.com), is seeking several spring semester interns to work in the communications and marketing departments. Must be eighteen years or older to apply and currently enrolled in or have graduated from an undergraduate program. 

Title: Communications Intern

Responsibilities: posting on and engaging through Ohanga Inc.’s social media accounts, primarily including Instagram and Facebook, but also extending to LinkedIn, Twitter, and exploring potential on Tik Tok. This includes designing attractive and on-theme graphics, writing captions appropriate for the current social media campaign, and finding the right hashtags. Ohanga posts 1-2 times a day (including weekends) on Facebook and Instagram; posts can be made manually every morning, or can be scheduled ahead of time under the guidance of a manager. The intern will also be expected to scout and recruit potential Ohanga Creative applicants through social media, brainstorm future social media campaigns, and research best practices for paid social media advertisements, giveaways, etc. Interns might also be asked to assist Ohanga Creatives with their personal social media accounts on a case-by-case basis. 

Ideal qualifications: very comfortable with social media; ideally familiar with Canva; willingness to generate and pitch ideas; superior organizational skills; enthusiastic about understanding the Ohanga brand; exceptional ability to communicate and meet deadlines; detail driven and independent worker; flexible and easily adapts to the rhythms of a fast paced work environment. 

Length: spring semester internship starting January 11th (negotiable) and ending on May 7th. Exceptional interns will likely be invited to continue working at Ohanga throughout the summer. 

Time commitment: 5 hours per week for social media work. If an intern is also interested in gaining experience in other departments (marketing, editorial, magazine, business development, sales, HR, etc.) they are more welcome to extend to 10 hours a week. 

Compensation: while the internship is unpaid, communication interns will gain invaluable experience in a young, intersectional, fast-paced company, and the chance to grow their portfolio. Ohanga’s status as a startup also offers interns the rare opportunity to work closely with the CEOs and small founding team, consequently executing tasks whose impact is immediately recognizable and important. Furthermore, interns are encouraged to pitch and spearhead projects both within and beyond their departments—at Ohanga, your ideas can come to life faster than anywhere else. 

Title: Marketing Intern

Location: Remote

Responsibilities: Writing and editing Ohanga Inc.’s blogs and online content, primarily focusing on final top-level edits for SEO best practices. A marketing intern will also have the chance to tackle special projects as assigned, including lead generation and potentially copywriting. Researching trending topics and compiling analytics reports to monitor website traffic will be another area of work a marketing intern will gain exposure to periodically throughout the course of the internship. Training on using and coordinating CRM databases will be provided. 

Ideal qualifications: Exceptional organizational skills, a genuine talent for creative problem-solving, and an interest in learning about the intersection between writing and marketing and where that fits in with the Ohanga brand.

Length: Spring semester internship starting January 11th (negotiable) and ending on May 7th.

Time commitment: 10 hours a week for content writing and edits. If an intern is also interested in gaining additional marketing responsibilities (or business development or editorial work) they are welcome to extend the number of hours in their work week depending on the responsibilities they assume.

Compensation: While the internship is unpaid, marketing interns will gain invaluable experience in a young, intersectional, fast-paced company and the opportunity to apply their marketing skills in a very hands-on approach. Ohanga’s status as a startup also offers interns the rare opportunity to work closely with the CEOs and small founding team, consequently executing tasks whose impact is immediately recognizable and important. Furthermore, interns are encouraged to pitch and spearhead projects both within and beyond their departments—at Ohanga, your ideas can come to life faster than anywhere else. 

To learn more about Ohanga, visit www.ohanga.com

For questions, please contact info@ohanga.com.

Interested in applying? Please send your resume to info@ohanga.com by January 6th, 11:59 pm. 

Jacalyn Auris named vice president of educational services at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Villanova, PA – November 30, 2020 – Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, today announced that Jacalyn Auris, Ed.D., has been named the organization’s vice president of educational services, effective immediately.

In her new role, Auris – who previously served as director of student services (merged divisions) with the Chester County Intermediate Unit – will be responsible for expanding Devereux’s educational-based products and services across the nonprofit’s national network. Specifically, she will oversee the development and implementation of the organization’s education strategy, and will manage Devereux’s internal education programs, which includes setting all standards and requirements for the nonprofit’s schools, educators and support staff.

“Jacalyn is an accomplished leader and educator, and we are delighted she has joined the Devereux team,” said Yolanda Graham, M.D., Devereux senior vice president and chief clinical/medical officer. “With her proven track record of ensuring student, staff and organizational success, I am confident Jacalyn will be an asset to our leadership team as we work to expand school-based services to benefit the youth we serve and support every day.”

In 2019, Devereux launched an expansion of its historic education division to enhance the provision of specialized education services across the nonprofit’s geographic footprint and beyond. The expansion is focused on the creation of new programs and content delivery modalities, diversifying Devereux’s current educational service offerings to both public and approved private schools across the country, as well as within Devereux-operated educational programs nationwide. This effort is part of Devereux’s organizational redesign initiative which, since its launch in 2018, has helped the organization evolve by strengthening business processes and reinforcing program quality for the individuals and families in its care, along with its more than 7,500 staff. 


About Jacalyn Auris, Ed.D.

As Devereux’s Vice President of Educational Services, Jacalyn Auris, Ed.D., brings more than 25 years of special education experience to this new position.

Prior to joining Devereux, Auris spent 28 years at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), most recently as director of student services (merged divisions), where she provided leadership for the merger of multiple educational divisions and all specialized educational services. During her tenure, she designed and implemented a successful reorganization plan, and provided leadership for special education, alternative education, related services, nonpublic education, family-based services, behavioral health services, partial hospitalization, community-based instruction and federal grant programs. Before this, Auris held roles of increasing responsibility at CCIU, including director of student services (single division); supervisor of special education; assistant principal at the CCIU’s Child and Career Development Center; professional mentor; and teacher. She also served as an adjunct professor at Chestnut Hill College from 2006 to 2010.

Auris earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from West Chester University; a Master of Education from Chestnut Hill College; and a Doctor of Education from Immaculata College. She has received several awards, including the CCIU Outstanding Service Award; Annie Sullivan Award; Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units’ Gary L. Miller Distinguished Service Award; Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Award of Appreciation; and the National Association of Counties Employment and Training Award. In addition, Auris has served as a member of numerous community groups and associations, including the Pennsylvania School Boards Association; the Council for Exceptional Children; the Pennsylvania Association of School Administration; the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units’ (PAIU) Public Policy Committee and Statewide Lead for New Preschool Funding Models: the CCIU Policy Committee; and West Chester University’s Special Education Program Advisory Committee.


About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by special education pioneer Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults – and their families – every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement.

With more than 7,500 employees working in programs across the nation, Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education and child welfare. Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. They include: assessments; interventions and support; transition and independent life services; family and professional training; research and innovation; and advocacy and public education. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org.

Reliving Patriots History

Growing up in the Northeast, football fans have plenty to say about its local professional football team. Some years have been glorious and amazing while others have been comical and even pitiful. Over the last 25 years, one man has spent more than 20,000 hours of his time researching and compiling these memories so that all of every one of these fans can laugh, cry and share them with their friends and family.

Bob Hyldburg worked for 13 years as a photographer for the NFL for every home game of the New England Patriots and has written two books on the Patriots. He is known in the press room and on Twitter as @BobtheStatMan.

“Hyldburg is the master of the odd moment and a historian without peer, If there is an arcane statistic or an esoteric incident in Patriots History, Bob not only has the story he has the story behind the story,” said Ron Borges, Pro Football Hall of Fame contributor and sportswriter.

Hyldburg’s new book, “Reliving Patriots History” recounts hundreds of iconic moments and fun facts of the 1,268 men who have played for the Patriots, even if their entire career was in just one game. “Hyldburg probably knows the history of the Patriots better than anyone has ever known the history of any sports franchise” Sean Glennon, football historian and author of five books of the Patriots.

“Reliving Patriots History” is Hyldburg’s second book. His first, “Total Patriots,” recounts the first 49 years of the history and would have been published sooner if they had gone undefeated in 2007. In that 802-page tome, Hyldburg provides a wealth of knowledge and facts that probably should have been broken into four books instead of just one. It continues to be sold around the globe, and in fact, has traveled by our great service men and women to many countries. One serviceman was shared that he could only pack 50 pounds of gear while being transferred to Korea and he chose to take this five-pound book with him. We thank him and everyone else in the military for their service, Bob said.

Total Patriots” is prominently displayed at the Patriots Hall of Fame at Patriot Place and much of the information in his new “Relive Patriots History” book can be found in the newly installed Patriots All Time Roster interactive display on the 3rd Floor.

“It is totally worth the time to travel to Foxboro to visit this award winning Hall of Fame. You will be there for hours,” he said.

Besides researching writing books, Hyldburg also works as a transformational behavior coach and public speaker. Bob provides one on one coaching sessions that produce an invincible mindset so that people can fulfill their unlimited potential and have a happy and successful life.

Bob shares stories and anecdotes about being committed to be the best you can be and among his favorite players is Troy Brown. Troy was selected by the Patriots in the 8th round in the NFL Draft in 1993. (In 1994 the NFL eliminated the 8th round). Troy was cut from the team several times until he finally stuck on as a special team player. Brown eventually broke into the lineup as a wide receiver and was even used as a defense back, where he recorded three interceptions and had a very critical forced fumble in a playoff game against the San Diego Chargers. He is referred to as ‘Mr. Patriot’ for his can-do, positive attitude and execution. That drive and playmaking ability earned Brown a place in the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.

Bob said he is very passionate about sharing his experiences and journey with people and groups of all types. His interactive style of Public Speaking is totally engaging and entertaining. Bob’s coaching sessions and extensive group workshops are powerful and the lessons learned are priceless.

“Let’s impact the lives of others” Bob Hyldburg

For more details about his books and/or his public speaking schedule, please call him today at 858-602-9003 or via email at burgs@rcn.com.

Both of his books are available on Amazon.



Bank of America Provides 50,000 Face Masks and 120 Cases of Hand Sanitizer to RI Non-Profits

November 19, 2020

Bank of America Provides 50,000 Face Masks and 120 Cases of Hand Sanitizer to RI Non-Profits

Donation comes amid growing concern about impact of rising cases

Providence, RI – In communities across the country, Bank of America has been working with local partners to provide resources to vulnerable and underserved communities hardest hit by the coronavirus. In Rhode Island, which is experiencing a significant increase in the number of coronavirus cases, Bank of America is partnering with local non-profits to provide personal protective equipment, specifically face masks and hand sanitizer.

The masks and sanitizer will be distributed as follows:

  • Crossroads, a leading provider of services to the homeless, will receive 50,000 masks;
  • Sojourner House, which provides shelter, housing, and services to victims of abuse, will receive 30 cases of  hand sanitizer, or 240 8oz bottles;
  • Southside Community Land Trust, which works with urban residents in economically challenged areas to grow healthy food for their families and for sale to their neighbors, will receive 30 cases of hand sanitizer, or 240 8oz bottles;
  • NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, which provides affordable housing opportunities in northern Rhode Island, will receive 30 cases of hand sanitizer, or 240 8oz bottles;
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket, which provides a variety of services to youth and families, will receive 30 cases of hand sanitizer, or 240 8oz bottles.

Earlier this fall, Bank of America donated 100,000 face masks to Providence schools, and another 46,000 face masks to six local nonprofits: Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Wiggin Village Apartments in Providence, the Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corporation, the Martin Luther King Community Center in Newport, Family Services of Rhode Island and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island.

This donation is part of a nationwide effort by Bank of America to immediately distribute millions of PPE masks to communities disproportionally impacted by the coronavirus, including communities of color, and is connected to its $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic. This is in addition to the four million masks the company donated earlier this year in cities across the country.

“With the recent surge in coronavirus cases, the health and safety of our employees, clients and communities remain our top priority,” said Bill Hatfield, Market President of Bank of America in Rhode Island. “By working with local partners to identify and distribute masks and sanitizer to the most vulnerable populations, we can add a level of protection for people and families that are uniquely susceptible to harm.”

For more information on the bank’s support of employees, clients and communities during this time, see the latest updates here.

Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 3,000 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and approximately 2,200 business centers; approximately 16,900 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 39 million active users, including approximately 30 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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