Leso Munala

Leso Munala, AM '08

Leso MunalaLeso Munala, AM '08, was placed at The Enterprising Kitchen (TEK), which is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides workforce development and support services to women working toward self-sufficiency and economic independence. While in her field placement, Leso assisted in writing the Chicago Mayoral grant, which ultimately awarded TEK $250,000. The grant boosted the organization's operational budget, providing the opportunity to hire a job specialist to assist clients attain permanent employment.

"The field programs are more than just internships. SSA students constantly come up with innovative ideas on how to improve the day-to-day operations of Chicago human service organizations. The impact students have on these organizations can be seen in service delivery."

Leso is now pursuing a Doctorate degree in Public Health.