Name: Chloe Hintz
Affiliated Fund: Hebron Community Fund
School: University of Nebraska at Kearney
What do you love about your community? What are some of its greatest assets?
I love that Hebron is a welcoming town full of many opportunities that allow individuals to inspire, grow, and thrive. I love the way that the Hebron community works together and supports one another.
I believe a few of the greatest assets in Hebron are the people, the businesses, and the collaboration. Together, individuals in Hebron work tirelessly to create a community that is full of many different businesses, opportunities, and connections. Each individual in Hebron brings something unique to the table and together we use many different talents to create an atmosphere that is enjoyed by all.
What made you want to pursue an NCF Hometown Internship?
I wanted to pursue an NCF Hometown Internship because of the amazing experience that I had last year. Last year, I interned under Carley Bruning at the Thayer County Economic Development building and worked on the Communities 4 Kids (C4K) grant application. Thayer County will now receive grant money from C4K because of the application. Not only did I want to follow through on the work that I started last year, but I wanted another opportunity to positively impact my hometown.
What projects are you working on this summer?
This summer I will be helping with Communities 4 Kids grant implementation as well as helping at the TCEDA and the City Office in Hebron. As part of my work at the City Office, I will be helping with the Historic Walking Tour. This will take individuals on a walk through Hebron’s past and will allow them to learn about and experience Hebron’s history.
What do you hope to learn or experience?
I hope to experience a portion of the change that I helped to ensure with the C4K application. The implementation of more childcare facilities in Thayer County will promote more young families to live, shop, and enjoy the small towns in Thayer County.
With my work on the Historic Walking tour, I hope to learn more about how Hebron became what it is today and to also educate others on the history of Hebron.
How would you describe the opportunity so far?
I would describe the Hometown Intern experience as inspiring. As a young adult in smalltown Nebraska, some may not realize the opportunities they have to create a change. However, when given the opportunity to express ideas, collaborate with other young adults, and communicate with individuals in the community that can help make dreams a reality, one realizes that hopes and dreams aren’t out of reach.
What are your hopes and dreams for the future of your hometown?
My hope for the future of Hebron is that it continues to be a place that many individuals and families enjoy. I hope that those in the Hebron community realize that this small town has endless opportunities to thrive.
What are you looking for in a place to call home?
When I think of a place to call home, I think of a place that is like my hometown. I want the place that I call home to be safe, supportive, welcoming, and full of life. I enjoy these assets of my hometown and hope to live in a town just like Hebron someday!
Could you see yourself living in Greater Nebraska in the future?
I could truly see myself living in Greater Nebraska in the future. When I think of my future, a small town is where I want to be. Not only do I enjoy the small-town aspects as a future teacher, but I also want to raise my future family the same way that I was raised, IN GREATER NEBRASKA! I believe that small towns have a lot to offer, not only with businesses, but also with connections, and different characteristics that make individuals who they are.