Emily Santana

St. Luke’s University Health Network, Community Health Department
Emily is a Community Fellow with St. Luke’s Community Health Department, working in Donegan Community School’s Fowler Family Center and in other Donegan Community School initiatives. Her central role is to work with Donegan’s “Youth Succeeding in Schools” program (funded by the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley), tracking the academic progress of individual student’s, along with their family’s social service needs and access to services, in order to document whether supporting a family’s basic needs leads to increased student success. She will analyze the data for the YSS annual report.  Emily also facilitates two programs that promote literacy in the Southside, and in spring Emily will undertake an organizing project to encourage parent engagement with Donegan Community School. Emily is an M.A. candidate in Sociology.