Tuesday evening, May 24th, within the friendly confines of a fully catered, field level corporate suite at McCoy Stadium during a Pawtucket Red Sox game, proved once again a
perfect venue for showcasing the amazing talent, spirit and professionalism of Hope High School’s Life Skills students to so many successful businessmen and women. For the seventh consecutive year,
the Pawtucket Red Sox have hosted the Life Skills class annual networking event. From an impressive first pitch of the game by Valentina Gomez-Rincon, the announcement of CVS Health corporate paid summer internships for Juan Corona, Jose Orellana and Valentina as well as Travis Barbour and Valentina’s representation of Hope High School at the prestigious National Youth Leadership Forum this July in Washington, D.C. to the many additions of successful people to the Life Skills students’ personal networks, the night proved to be a multi-hit victory for all. Moreover, the delicious food was complemented by a come from behind win for the home team. The
Hope High brand continues to get stronger and more valuable.
The photos below tell the rest of the story. Enjoy and be proud.
Within the comfortable and friendly environment of a Pawtucket Red Sox corporate suite with an array of delicious food mixed with empowering and inspirational conversation, networking among Hope Life Skills students and many successful career minded businessmen and women brought valuable additions to everyone’s network.
Jose Orellana (left) and Fatima Lawal (right) speak with Doctor Tracey Cohen (center), the Medical Director at the Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, about careers in medicine.
Valentina Gomez Rincon (left) speaks with Becky Baptista about career opportunities with a college degree in psychology. Valentina learned that a psychology degree has beneficial applications in a wide variety of careers including technology and design.
Gisabel Salcedo (left) speaks with Donna Mumma, Vice President/ Pharmacy Inventory Management and Central Support at CVS Health, a $150 billion dollar, international company, about her career aspirations.
Ayobami Bankole (right) speaks with Greg Calderiso, Vice President Technology at Amica Insurance, about engineering career opportunities.
Hafzat Akanni (right) shared her recent acceptance to Boston University in the Fall of 2016, with Soren Ryherd, successful entrepreneur, Founder and President of Working Planet and Boston University alum.
Aristides “Arrow” Membreno (lower right) shares his experiences designing athletic shoes for Converse and ‘Transformer’ toys at Hasbro with Travis Barbour (top left) and Hafzat Akanni (center).
Johnny Montanez (right), Hope Life Skills graduate 2010, speaks about his music production experiences with Erin Fogarty, videographer student at New England Technical Institute.
From left to rights: Bob Sampson, TACO Inc Robotics, joins Valentina, Rich Labride, TACO Inc Robotics, and Travis Barbour celebrate Valentina and Travis’s selection for attendance to the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C this July and TACO Inc’s sponsorship of the Hope Life Skills program.
From left to right: Donna Mumma, CVS Health Vice President Pharmacy/Inventory Management and Central Support, Carlos Sanchez, Director Advertising Production CVS Pharmacy, Juan Corona, recipient of a 2016 CVS Health summer internship, Valentina Gomez-Rincon, recipient of a 2016 CVS Health summer internship, Jose Orellana, recipient of a 2016 CVS Health summer internship, and Dan Rivera, Senior Director, Product Flow & Supply Chain, CVS/pharmacy, celebrate Valentina, Jose an Juan’s internship selections.
from left to right: Juan Corona speaking to Sebastian Vidal as Jaime Pagan speaks with Jeshua Zapata, Founder and President of Xzito.
Valentina speaks with Becky Baptista and Johnny Montanez
Dan Rivera (left) explains to Juan Corona the fundamentals of supply chain management
Taking a break from networking to catch the Pawtucket Red Sox comeback, Carlos Sanchez (front row right) with Gisabel Salcedo, Hafzat Akanni and Travis Barbour while Jaime Pagan (second row right) with Dr Tracey Cohen and Ayobami Bankole.
Valentina Gomez-Rincon throwing out the first pitch of the Pawtucket Red Sox game on our May 24th Life Skills networking event.