January 2019 News Letter


What a great start to this new year!  It has brought about a lot of great new and exciting people, experiences, and additions to Fifth Ward Saints North.  Let's take a look at what we have been up to this past month!

University of Iowa Interns Choosing FWSN!

Fifth Wards Saints North has been inundated with a number of internship requests.  These requests range from recreational sports to social work.  We have the honor of providing such internships to a number of selected U of I students.  There are currently has 6 interns and 1 VISTA member, who will be learning and growing with us this Spring Semester. 

Interns have the opportunity to choose their site partners and many chose FWSN to obtain their educational field experience.  We are grateful and extremely excited to have these guys on site!

Showing Off!

January was quite busy at Fifth Ward Saints North!  We have grown as a program by recruiting more staff, kids, and volunteers.  With this tremendous growth, our student-athletes are excelling and learning through writing, ballet, painting, basketball, and so much more!

Meet Our New Management Team!
Brittany Rodriguez, FWSN Program Director

Brittany is a great addition to the Fifth Ward Saints North Family.   Brittany has a wealth of experience in case management,  sports, and working with at-risk youth.  She has taken the time to learn our program and make necessary changes to help our organization better serve our community. We are impressed with her ability to relate and build trust with our student-athletes. We are excited about where Brittany's leadership will take the Saints in the coming years. "We truly found a diamond in the rough".  Welcome aboard Brittany!!! 

Aaron Hill, FWSN Assistant Program Director

Aaron is a long time resident of Iowa City and has several years of management experience.  Aaron is a former high school football player and collegiate track and field runner.  Aaron has been a strong supporter of Fifth Ward Saints North from day one, starting out as a volunteer and becoming assistant program director. Aaron works well with the kids and they respond to him well. Aaron understands the issues that peg our youth today, and he's instrumental in helping guide us to success. Welcome Aaron!!!  

Micky's Drink and Serve Fundraiser

Join our Founder, Carlos Honore' at Micky's Irish Pub, Thursday, March 7th, 5pm-7pm for a Drink and Serve Fundraiser, benefiting Fifth Ward Saints North.  Carlos will be the server of the night!  In addition to food and drinks, fun will be provided through several raffles and door prizes. This is guaranteed to be a night of fun, fun, fun!  Don't meet us there, beat us there!