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CF RAISE interns held a car wash to raise money for the Employee and Community Assistance Fund. ECAF is an SCF program that provides immediate and temporary financial assistance for necessities of life to people who have encountered financial hardship for reasons beyond their control.

Sandy Cunningham is a lifelong Alaskan. She is married to her husband of nine years, Andrew, who also works at Southcentral Foundation.

Former Southcentral Foundation RAISE intern Tawnya Luppino worked for SCF in 1995. Back then, SCF didn’t have a formal internship program — in place was a pilot project to help students learn about career opportunities. Luppino learned to file documents and prepare for employee and board meetings.

Southcentral Foundation’s RAISE Program began in 1997. The program blends work experience while introducing participants to health-related careers.

It has been 21 years since Southcentral Foundation’s RAISE program graduated its first student interns. On Aug. 4, RAISE celebrated another 69 students who completed the program.

On March 24, Ryan Gump, a former RAISE program participant, was recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop #26 of the Boy Scouts.

Between March 10–17, six winter interns went on an educational tour of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Fort Lewis College fosters the academic success and personal development of Native American students and is a liberal arts college.

Former RAISE intern Riley Stewman shares his story of growth and success in this first-person narrative of his journey with SCF.