Community Fellows And Projects - 2017-2018

Michael Dziuba

City of Bethlehem, Department of Community and Economic Development
Michael was tasked with helping the City fill vacant residential and commercial buildings. He analyzed public records, mapped various indicators of distress, and attended monthly Blight Steering Committee meetings. He also contributed to economic development, aiding in efforts to recruit new businesses. Michael’s work informed policymakers and helped shape the City’s approach to blighted property.

Reilly Galvin

St. Luke’s University Health Network, Community Health Department
Reilly also assisted with the Affordable Care Act-mandated Community Health Needs Assessments, helping build the foundation of the report by gathering and organizing secondary data. Reilly also created integrated medicine resource maps for the St. Luke’s Cancer Center, conducted elder health focus groups, and worked on a dental planning and development grant.

Kavei Murangi

Community Action Development Corporation - Bethlehem
As a Community Fellow, Kavei interviewed key stakeholders, organized and facilitated neighborhood meetings, and conducted resident surveys at community events to highlight resident-identified housing assets and challenges in South Bethlehem. She also put together program and policy recommendations for CADCB and city officials.

Sveitavit Sokolaw

County of Northampton, Department of Community and Economic Development
As a Community Fellow, Sveitavit developed a county-wide blight initiative, including targeted code enforcement and incentives for commercial and industrial investment. He also worked to secure federal grants for transportation initiatives and cultural development.

Joseph Starace

Center for Humanistic Change
Joseph’s Community Fellow was with the Center for Humanistic Change. He served in all facets of the non-profit’s operations, he focused on grant writing, creating video documentaries, making public presentations, and policy development.

Amy Hitch

Bethlehem Area School District
Amy spent her Community Fellow at Broughal Middle School, near Lehigh University in South Bethlehem. She oversaw the pilot year implementation of the Broughal Farm to School Program. This involved helping with the program’s logistical setup, connecting the program to students’ classroom experiences, and conducting community engagement.

Past Community Fellows Profiles

Community Fellows Profiles 2019-2020

Community Fellows Profiles 2018-2019

Community Fellows Profiles 2017-2018

Community Fellows Profiles 2016-2017

Community Fellows Profiles 2015-2016

Community Fellows Profiles 2014-2015

Community Fellows Profiles 2013-2014

Community Fellows Profiles 2012-2013

Community Fellows Profiles 2011-2012

Community Fellows Profiles 2010-2011