Recent Rancho Buena Vista High School graduate Nicholas Rogozinski was among five teenagers from across San Diego County selected by Bank of America as Student Leaders. The program offers young people, who are engaged community citizens, an opportunity to build their workforce and leadership skills through a paid summer internship at Community HousingWorks (CHW). The Student Leaders assisted in CHW’s new e-learning program, helping student residents improve their reading skills, and in enhancing CHW’s after-school program. Following the eight-week internships, the students participated in a Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Nicholas began his freshman year at the University of Oregon following the summit.

“Each year, these exceptional high school students bring their passion and individual skills to CHW, helping us deepen our impact and helping them become strong leaders” said Senior Vice President of CHW’s Achieve Programs Jorge Riquelme. The other Student Leaders were Richard Ni, Samantha Vu, Elena Hoffman, and Snigdha Nandipati. Learn more at