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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

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

Philly Fellows alum wins one of Mayor’s national service awards

  Thanks to AmeriCorps, Senior Corps & returning Peace Corps members for your service! #MayorsDayPHL #Mayors4Service pic.twitter.com/O8fuARrdph — Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) April 5, 2016     This past Tuesday, April 5, 2016, communities across the country celebrated the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service, a day dedicated to showing appreciation for the hard work put in by national service volunteers, past and present. The City of Philadelphia has consistently been a leader in promoting national service, celebrating this day of recognition since it was first undertaken in 2013 during Mayor Nutter's administration. Current Philadelphia Mayor Kenney continued the tradition last week for his first event, [...]