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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

Alumni Spotlight: Shameika Black

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 Shameika Black, who served as the Development and Communications Associate at Philadelphia VIP.  Name: Shameika Black Hometown: Seattle, WA University: Swarthmore College How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I decided to become a Philly Fellow because it provided a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to the growth of Philadelphia. What was your favorite part about being a Philly Fellow? My favorite part of my Philly Fellows experience [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|0 Comments

Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Stohler

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 Maggie Stohler, who served as the Communications & Events Associate at Philadelphia VIP.  Name: Maggie Stohler Hometown: Dresher, PA University: University of Delaware How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? The service learning opportunities I was afforded at the University of Delaware through alternative spring breaks exposed me to direct service and volunteer work throughout the country. I knew I wanted to pursue a year of service [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Alumni Spotlight|0 Comments

Meet the Fellows: Roderick Cook

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 Roderick Cook, who is serving as the Project Coordinator of the Homeless Education Advocacy Program at The Education Law Center. Name: Roderick Cook Hometown: Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania University: University of Pennsylvania Major: Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I heard about Philly Fellows when they came to Penn to host an interest meeting for graduating seniors. The program sounded wonderful, and I [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fellows learn about politics and get advice from the Committee of 70’s David Thornburgh

Every month the Philly Fellows get dinner and a conversation with a civic leader or expert in their field working to improve lives in Philadelphia. This month's speaker was David Thornburgh, President and CEO of the Committee of 70, a nonprofit that advocates for better government. David talked about his involvement in politics, academia and nonprofits like the Committee of 70 and got to answer fellows' questions about graduate school, staying in Philadelphia, his accomplishments and future plans for improving government, civic engagement and knowing when to push ahead or quit. His advice? Don't limit yourself, be sure to vote, acknowledge the [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Events & Projects|0 Comments