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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

Meet Our Fellows: Catherine Gamble

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 Catherine Gamble, who is serving as the Community Development Fellow at Project HOME .   Name: Catherine Gamble Hometown: Howell, NJ University: University of Delaware Major: Organizational and Community Leadership How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I heard about the Philly Fellows opportunity through a recruitment email. I was interning in the banking industry at the time, but felt like I could be doing more to [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments