Fellows Profiles Listed by Partners

Since the program’s inception in 2001, 172 skilled graduate students have served nearly 80 public and nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley through the Community Fellows Program.
Since 2012, Community Fellows have served the following partners (click on an agency name to learn more about these students’ experiences):

Community Action Development Corporation - Bethlehem
While Emma was at CADCB, she developed and implemented a public input process to guide the new Southside neighborhood strategic plan, as well as a strategy for engaging residents, local businesses and other community stakeholders in the plan. She helped the organization report its work accomplished in five impact areas: Business & Economic Sustainability, Housing, Development, Outdoors & Wellness, and Transforming Community Image.
Community Action Development Corporation - Bethlehem
Connor is the lead organizer of the Southside Garden Alliance, a group he created in collaboration with the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem. This year he has founded a Seed Library and Tool Library at the South Bethlehem Public Library, organized community garden programming, led a workshop series on organic gardening, and supported Farm to School programming in South Bethlehem schools. He has also partnered with St. Luke’s University Health Network to help build a strategic plan for their Adopt-a-School Garden program and will be working with Broughal Middle School on their greenhouse curriculum. His work is at the intersection of community health and environmental sustainability, and involves forging diverse partnerships to solve complex challenges. Connor is an M.A. candidate in the Environmental Policy Program, with a concentrations in Environmental Health and Sustainable Agriculture.
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.

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