The James P. Womack Scholarship & Philanthropy Fund (JPW Foundation) reflects on the outcomes of their ‘lean internship,’ which offers a hands-on practical experience to students while helping nonprofits help more people.
In a recently created guide, the JPW Fund explains how the first two interns started in the Fall of 2019, and how they have sponsored six successful student-intern teams from two university partners serving three community service organizations. They also explain how Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) coaches work with students to help them learn at the “gemba.”
The guide highlights examples from the work done at Oakland University (Michigan) with Humble Design Detroit, along with the work done at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) with Transitions-
Mental Health Association (TMHA) Growing Grounds Nursery.
It also spotlights an unofficial program with Jabil, Bosch Community Fund, AIC-PlastiCo Equipment and the nonprofit, Fleece & Thank You.
You can read about other articles from Humble Design’s improvement work or a project completed at Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) Growing Grounds Nursery.
You can download the free guide from https://www.lean.org/the-lean-post/articles/assessing-a-new-way-to-develop-more-lean-thinkers/