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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

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

Host Agencies Wanted!

Philly Fellows is seeking new host agencies for the 2017-2018 fellowships. Interested non-profits must submit an LOI outlining their potential projects to Philly Fellows staff by Friday, October 21st. Fellows serve in full-time capacity-building positions in dynamic Philadelphia non-profits.  By hosting a fellow, our partner agencies are able to launch new programs and initiatives that enable them to do more to carry out their missions.  In addition to strengthening our host agencies and the communities they serve, the program helps to cultivate the next generation of civic leaders. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool of graduating college seniors, [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

Philly Fellows Staff News

So long, Shannon! Welcome, Chris! I am sad to say that Shannon Macika's term as our Program Specialist is coming to an end.  She's been doing great work for us this past year, and she'll certainly be missed.  In about a month, she'll be off to Richmond to begin a two-year public health fellowship through the CDC. Luckily, we're welcoming Chris Capron on board as of today.  He'll be filling the role for the next year, and we're very excited to have him aboard.  Chris just wrapped up a year with Philly Fellows at Public Citizens [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates|0 Comments

Meet Our Fellows: Olivia Ortiz

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 Olivia Ortiz, who is serving as the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Philadelphia Parks Alliance. Name: Olivia Ortiz Hometown: Canton, Georgia University: Swarthmore College Major: Mathematics (minor in Environmental Studies) How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I had initially applied to the program because I didn't quite know what I wanted to be doing after graduation, so staying nearby and doing something vaguely environmental or food [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Back & better than ever: welcome to the newest Philly Fellows!

The 2016-2017 Philly Fellows Although it's been awhile since we've had a new blog post, this summer has been busy with activity at Philly Fellows! After saying goodbye to our 2015-2016 fellows, we welcomed our newest cohort for move-in to the Philly Fellows houses on July 17. With the new fellows' move-in date falling on the same day as move-out for our previous fellows, there was a lot happening at once. However, everyone arrived ready to adapt and "get things done" (in traditional AmeriCorps style!), so this new cohort got off to a great start. After attending AmeriCorps VISTA Pre-Service Orientation [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Announcements & Staff Updates, Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments