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Philly Fellows VISTA Leader reflects on her national service experience

As we approach the 4th Annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service, our VISTA Leader Shannon Macika was coincidentally interviewed for the SERVE Philadelphia VISTAs blog to reflect on her experience as a second year national service member. Prior to arriving at Philly Fellows, Shannon served from June 2014- June 2015 as the Child Hunger Outreach Coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. In that role, she was a member of both the SERVE Philadelphia VISTA Corps and the national Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps. Here are a few of the thoughts she shared on her experiences as an AmeriCorps VISTA [...]

Giving Thanks

We are grateful year-round for our wonderful fellows, their host agencies, and all of the partners who enable our program to be successful, but Thanksgiving is a special time of year to show gratitude. We asked our Philly Fellows what they're thankful for at this time of year, with their responses varying from the simple things they enjoy about life in Philadelphia to reflections based on their service experiences. Here's what they have to say:   "I'm thankful for my family and friends. I'm thankful to be able to do interesting and meaningful work at a non-profit my first year out of [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Announcements & Staff Updates, Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet Our Fellows: Christine Hammell

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 Christine Hammell, who is serving as the Communications and Event Associate at Philadelphia VIP. Name: Christine Hammell Hometown: Tabernacle, NJ University: Drexel University Major: Political Science (minor in Economics) How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I first heard about Philly Fellows during my sophomore year at Drexel while I was working in the Fellowships Office. I worked in this office for four years while attending classes, and [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet our Fellows: Christine Dignam

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 Christine Dignam, who is serving as the Youth Services Fellow at JEVS Human Services. Name: Christine Dignam Hometown: Philadelphia, PA University: St. Joseph's University Major: Psychology (minor in Managing Human Capital) How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I was involved in a lot of service throughout my college experience and wanted to continue that in some way after I graduated. My sister works [...]

By | September 28th, 2015|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments

Meet our Fellows: Chris Capron

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 Chris Capron, who is serving as the Child Health Outreach Specialist at Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY). Name: Chris Capron Hometown: Santa Monica, CA University: Swarthmore College Major: Psychology (minor in English Literature) How did you decide to become a Philly Fellow? I was eager to learn more about the nonprofit sector and to do meaningful work out of college. Philly Fellows [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Meet Our Fellows|0 Comments