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Day in the Life: Working with Springboard Collaborative

In the ‘Day in the Life’ series, we’ll showcase the work of our current fellows, their projects, and how they are fighting poverty. This post features Ana Kearney, who is serving as the Schoolyear Program Manager at Springboard Collaborative.  Springboard Collaborative is an education nonprofit that works to close the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, training families, and cultivating students’ reading habits. Our main offering is a summer program that prevents the summer slide. Students come to Springboard for five weeks and work with their own teachers to strengthen their reading skills. On average, in this five week period, students make a three-month reading gain with [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Day in the Life|0 Comments

Meet the Fellows: Sabrina Bernadel

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Sabrina Bernadel, who is serving as the Admissions Specialist at Year Up. Name: Sabrina Bernadel Hometown: Freeport, New York University: Villanova University Major: Psychology and French & Francophone Studies How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I originally heard about Philly Fellows from Villanova's Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. I was really looking for opportunities after graduation that would expose me to hands-on work experience but would also [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet the Fellows: Caitlin Weiss

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Caitlin Weiss, who is serving as the Director of Community Relations for the Medical Legal Community Partnership (MLCP) at Philadelphia Legal Assistance. Name: Caitlin Weiss Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania University: University of Pennsylvania Major: Health and Societies with a concentration in Public Health How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I knew that I wanted to work in the Philadelphia nonprofit sector during my gap year. However, [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet the Fellows: Ashley Bell

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Ashley Bell, who is serving as the Partnership Liaison at the Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center (MPRC) in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region.  Name: Ashley Bell Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania University: Villanova University Major: Criminology with a Minor in Peace & Justice, Sociology Ashley's post is especially exciting as it is our first video blog post and we very proud of her for this terrific, honest and original content [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Alumni Spotlight: Jean Strout

Ever wonder what Philly Fellows alumni go on to do? In the 'Alumni Spotlight' series, we'll introduce you to our program alumni, their work, and how they benefited from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Jean Strout, who served as the Communications Fellow at Community Partnership School. Name: Jean Strout Hometown: Falmouth, Maine University: Swarthmore College   How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I wanted to get to know Philadelphia better after spending college off in the suburbs at Swarthmore. What was your favorite part about being a Philly Fellow? I loved constantly being around children at my placement, which was [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Alumni Spotlight|0 Comments

MLK Day: A day of service with those in a year of service

Philly Fellows Renee King (third from the right) and Rachel Berger (last on the right) pose with other volunteers after a day of litter removal and beautification around Stinger Park in Grays Ferry, South Philly.  Looking back: 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ’s legacy, volunteers across the country made #MLKDay a day of service, instead of a day off, to strengthen their communities.Our Philly Fellows were no exception! The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest King Day event in the nation, so there were plenty [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Events & Projects|0 Comments

Meet the Fellows: Justis Wright

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Justis Wright, who is serving as the GED Acceleration Project Associate at JEVS Human Services. Name: Justis Wright Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania University: Franklin and Marshall College Major: Government & Spanish with a minor in Sociology How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? My decision to become a Philly Fellow was based on several different reasons. After finishing undergrad, I knew I wanted to continue my involvement in [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet the Fellows: Renee King

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Renee King, who is serving as the Outreach and Empowerment Coordinator at Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Name: Renee King Hometown: Elmont, New York University: Haverford College Major: Chemistry minoring in Health Studies How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I’ve had a crush on Philadelphia since I started college but I never took the time to venture out and away from campus to introduce myself. I saw [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet the Fellows: Amanda Hallock

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Amanda Hallock, who is serving as the Building Wealth and Health Network Project Assistant at the Center for Hunger Free Communities. Name: Amanda Hallock Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland University: University of Pennsylvania Major: Philosophy and Political Science How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I actually heard about Philly Fellows at a Penn info session. I realized senior year that I really wanted to stay in Philadelphia. I've really [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet the Fellows: Ana Kearney

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of Philly Fellows? In the 'Meet Our Fellows' series, we'll introduce you to our current fellows, their projects, and how they are benefiting from the Philly Fellows program. This post features Ana Kearney, who is serving as the Schoolyear Program Manager at Springboard Collaborative.  Name: Ana Kearney Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania University: Temple University Major: Psychology and Spanish How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I decided to become a Philly Fellow because I wanted to gain some experience in the professional world before applying to graduate school. This choice also gave me some more time to think about what I [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments