SF Heritage recently welcomed 21-year old Anthony Clewis, who will be interning with us for three months. We were connected with Anthony through New Door Ventures, a nonprofit based in the Mission District that provides paid internships, job training and placement for Bay Area youth. New Door intern managers recruit and train youth, match them with host sites (like SF Heritage), and provide ongoing support throughout the internship period. As a host site (or “Ally Partner”), SF Heritage is responsible for offering 12-15 hours of work for 12 weeks, supervising and offering feedback together in collaboration with New Door managers.
Anthony will be supporting SF Heritage with events and programs as well as our communications. We are happy to have him on our team and asked him to introduce himself in his own words:
My name is Anthony Clewis. I’m 21 years old, born and raised in Oakland, California. I love to play sports and I love music. I have played the drums, tuba, sax, and trumpet throughout middle school and high school, but my favorite instrument was the drums — I grew up watching the movie Drumline (2002) and from there I had a instant connection with drums.
Nowadays, I’m still doing music but in a different way. I rap and produce beats, and I’m still trying to build my courage and my confidence to start meeting and working with other people in order to get my name out there. Right now, I work for New Door Ventures, who were able to connect me with SF Heritage. I’ve only been here for a couple of weeks, but everyone has been nice and helpful in getting me set up in their work environment. I am excited to have joined SF Heritage and I look forward to my time with them and all the projects to come.
“We are really excited to be partnering with New Door Ventures and are honored to have Anthony supporting our work,” said Karalyn Monteil, President & CEO of San Francisco Heritage. “In addition to supporting our upcoming holiday events, we are looking for ways to build on his interest in music, and raise awareness about the historic music clubs that are part of the city’s Legacy Business program.”