There is apparently no summer slacking allowed at the mayor’s house. Fresh off of the family’s trip to Italy, both of Bill de Blasio’s children somehow scored themselves monthlong internships for the city, their mom Chirlane McCray announced on her #FLONYC ("FLOW-NICE") Tumblr today. "Bill and I didn’t just raise our children in New York — we raised our children with New York," McCray writes. And that means giving back.
Chiara will be working with the Office to Combat Domestic Violence. She is passionate about working directly with people and this is a great chance for her to get involved with an important issue at the grassroots level. Her duties will focus on the Healthy Relationship Training Academy and working with the Outreach Team to reach women in need. Chiara is excited to begin helping others, especially young women, reclaim their lives. And I’m excited that she’ll be working with Commissioner Rose Pierre-Louis, who has been a vocal advocate for survivors of domestic violence for more than 25 years.
Dante will be interning for Dominic Williams in the First Deputy Mayor’s Office, where he will help out with various research projects, compile information, and organize files – typical intern stuff. Dom and Dante share a love for philosophy, politics and debate, and I know Dante will make a great addition to the team.
One perk? Some quality time with dad during the commute from Gracie Mansion.