CCBF Welcomes A New Social Work Intern!

Chicago Community Bond Fund is excited to announce our first social work intern who will be supporting the Revolving Fund team for the coming academic year. Read more about our new hire below!

Bernie Sponberg-Paraday (she/her) has joined our team as a social work intern for the coming academic year. Currently working towards a master’s degree in forensic social work from DePaul University, she is thrilled to be working with CCBF as her first graduate field placement. 

Bernie received her BA in psychology from Saint Catherine University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an AS in substance abuse counseling from Minneapolis College, and is a Certified Anger Management Specialist. With over five years of providing client-focused behavioral health to individuals impacted by displacement, serious mental illness, and the criminal legal system, Bernie hopes to continue the work of subverting punitive instincts and provide compassion to individuals impacted by the trauma of custodial confinement and loss of freedom.

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