2016 Summer Fellows:
Yesenia Perez ‘18
Breakthrough Collaborative Greater Boston, MA.
Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB), offers undergraduates the opportunity to immerse themselves into the classroom in order to gain hands on educational experience working with underserved but high achieving middle school students, providing summer enrichment aimed to prepare middle school students for their upcoming school year and, in the long-term, close the achievement gap along racial and socioeconomic divides.
Elizabeth Vamos ’17
Internship With Urban Tree Connection, Phildelphia, PA.
Urban Tree Connection is a nonprofit working to create community-driven gardening projects in order to rehabilitate vacant lots in West Philadelphia. Through community gardens and an urban farm, they help low-income Philadelphians build community, gain access to healthy food, and take ownership over their neighborhoods.
Sophie Tohl ’18
Local to International Advocacy for Women and Girls, Los Angeles, CA.
Interning with Girl Rising and United Nations Women, Sophie will manage and create grants, do outreach to partner organizations, participate and create learning projects, and much more. Working with both organizations will allow her to experience advocacy at the local and international level and draw comparisons between the two different types of work.
Christie Honore ’18
Summer in the Spotlight, Sequim, WA.
Using funds from the Burnam Fellowship, Christie plans to spend her summer offering a free drama club to kids at the Sequim, WA Boys and Girls Club.