From Andres to Zac: Meet BEDS’ 2020 Summer Interns

We want to welcome 2020 summer interns Andres Munoz and Zac Catrambone. Both will help us continue safely serving people experiencing homelessness and at imminent risk of homelessness. We hope their time with us leads to a deeper understanding of the issues facing our communities and commitment to human services. Let’s meet them:

Andres Munoz

Andres Munoz joins us as our 2020 Tyson Summer Intern and is a candidate for one of our yearlong AmeriCorps positions. He will support our Homeless Prevention services, which provide financial assistance and case management to households recovering from financial crises. We expect to see a growing number of economically vulnerable individuals and families who need Homeless Prevention support as the state reopens. Andres will help ensure they can remain in housing.

Andres chose to apply to BEDS after planning to do human service work during a gap year between undergraduate and graduate school. He hopes to “meet people who share my passion for being the change I look for in the world,” and we’re happy that he’s joining us, our clients, and our communities.

Andres graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He is the cofounder and manager of the Ciudad Artist Management Agency in Urbana, IL. He also works as a concert promoter and event planner at Us on the Bus in Chicago.

Zac Catrambone

Zac Catrambone also joins us as a summer intern. He will work with our Supportive Housing staff as they serve the 100 housed clients in Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing, Dover Place, and scattered site apartments. During the pandemic, these clients have sheltered in place while BEDS regularly visits them with food, prescription medication, household supplies, and other essentials. Zac’s efforts will help guarantee their continued health and wellbeing.

Zac grew up in nearby Western Springs. His cousin Max Eckhardt interned with us last year, and Zac remembered his experience. Now, Zac looks forward to “helping people get back on their feet after becoming homeless,” and we look forward to his contributions to our service.

Zac graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business.