A note from Tom Scott ’89, founder of The Neighborhood Project and The Nantucket Project

Read below a note from Tom Scott ’89, founder of The Neighborhood Project and The Nantucket Project, in response to COVID-19 and the work they are doing to bring us together virtually:

we hope you are well. we are all ok.

i love our team. we have been working hard in more zoom meetings than we can count.

today, we announce three new things. there will be more in the coming days and weeks.

practice. finally a show focused on a morning practice. start your day here.

learn. in partnership with r.p. eddy (brown alum ’94), we will gather the best of the tnp family to feel connected and informed. join in here.

share. start or continue your online neighborhood project for free here.

practice, learn, and share with us every day.

we continue to work on our films. we will meet live again. you’ll know when, when we know when.

more to come. feel free to reach out.

tom

New “Intern From Home Program” started by Brown undergraduate students

We are excited to continue Brown EP’s (our student club) #MakeItHappen tradition, with a story from Brown EP leaders! Chuck Isgar ‘21, Megan Kasselberg ‘20 and David Lu ‘20 came together this past week and came up with a solution to help keep students and startups connected. These students recognized that early-stage startups might be restricted in hiring or having difficulty completing projects. They started Intern From Home, connecting students to virtual internships during COVID-19.

 

Continue reading to learn more about program and message from the student leaders:

During this uncertain time, we know that your company may be restricted in hiring and having difficulty completing tasks that you’ve had on your agenda for the upcoming weeks. We have a solution for you!

Intern From Home presents an opportunity for you to offer project-specific virtual internships to highly skilled college students who are a strong fit for the role within 24 hours of the role being posted. Internships can be paid or unpaid, and any length of time. Intern From Home has hundreds of students from Brown, Harvard, and many more top schools, seeking internships. To submit a role, please fill out this form and the role will be posted shortly thereafter. Feel free to submit more than one role; simply fill out a form for each role you are offering: https://forms.gle/b4xonZsyAgMpBThE8.

How Intern From Home works:

1.) You fill out this form with details about the role.

2.) The role gets posted on Intern From Home’s website and sent to candidates who might be a strong fit; candidates apply.

3.) Intern From Home vets all of the applications and sends the top 5 matches to you within 24 hours of the role being posted.

4.) Conduct your process for interviewing and make an offer to the best-fit candidate(s).

Please note that Intern From Home charges no commission from you or the student intern. This free platform is all about helping you fill roles and complete tasks that might otherwise be challenging during this time, as well as offering accomplished college students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and effectively use their newfound free time following their school’s shift to virtual classes.

Thank you very much for considering submitting a role. If you’re passionate about what we’re trying to do, we ask that you please share the link with anyone whom you think might benefit from it (ie: other startups you know, etc.). If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to team.internfromhome@gmail.com.

 

The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship wants to learn about your creative ideas, your startups, and your solutions on how we can stay connected. We will use inspiring hashtag #MakeItHappen, and we encourage you to use it as well. Fill out this short form and we will do our best to share via our various communication platforms.

Patrick Brown, a young entrepreneur making a difference in communities with Rent Sons

Patrick Brown, a young entrepreneur making a difference in communities with Rent Sons

After Patrick’s first year at the University of Rhode Island (URI), he was struggling to find a way to support himself through college. He started doing odd jobs around the area but it still wasn’t enough. This lead to the creation of his first company, Aqua.

Aqua created water shows and special effects for concerts across the country. Patrick saw quick success with Aqua. During his senior year at URI, he “interned” for himself and went on tour with one of the biggest DJ’s in the U.S.

Aqua continued to see huge success but the concert lifestyle quickly grew old. It didn’t bring the fulfillment that Patrick was searching for in his life, so he quit. He left his own company in search of a more well-rounded lifestyle.

He started thinking about how to live a full life. As he searched, he realized that he found meaning in community. That is when he had the idea for Rent Sons.

Rent Sons

Rent Sons is comprised of diverse, multi-talented young adults with a passion for making a positive impact in other people’s lives. The platform connects “neighbors” to “sons or daughters”. Neighbors can pay “sons or daughters” to do odd jobs such as landscaping, painting, shoveling, etc.

Rent Sons officially launched in May 2017 and they now have 70 sons and daughters in RI & Boston, with 1,600 neighbors currently on the platform. The venture is fully self-funded and is growing at 4X rate.

“We have kids growing up who are so attached to their phones that they have a hard time navigating life. We are passionate about teaching people that life is meant for thriving, not just surviving.”

Rent sons is focusing on growing the upcoming youth and helping connect communities.

Advice from Patrick

“Your biggest dreams are just a handshake away.”

Go to the top of a mountain with nothing and
dream your biggest dreams and just do that!

Patrick is currently looking for a developer. If you are interested in joining his team email him at pat@rentsons.com.