The YCEA created a new micro-grant this year and charged the newly formed group of interns with developing a program to help kick-start a small project for a local business. (Our York Media)
Helping York bloom
This year, the YCEA created a new micro-grant and charged the newly formed group of interns with developing a program to help kick-start a small project for a local business.
“We decided to empower this year’s interns to work together as a group, as their own department,” Katie says.
The team immediately went about creating the criteria for candidates and thinking up a name for the program.
“We developed everything, from the ground up,” Bryce says. “Candidates had to be a YCEA member with fewer than 100 employees, and they had to be able to show that their initiative would positively impact the York community.”
That part, Bryce says, was essential, especially to him: whatever the business was asking for, it needed to benefit the city.
“That’s where the YoCo Bloom name comes from,” Bryce says, “helping York County bloom.”